Fiesta time! It's starting to warm up, and for me, that means...dinner parties! One of my all-time favorite (aka easiest) dinner parties to host is taco night! When you call it a "Fiesta Dinner Party" it sounds way better - right?!
I'm going to walk you through my easy steps to help you create a fun and inviting fiesta dinner party that your guests will love! (and you'll love how easy prep and cleanup are!)
Over the years, I've had many a fiesta night, so props are always on-hand, but if you're starting from scratch, I recommend a festive napkin at each place setting. I see a lot of people go way over the top for themed dinners (I've done it too!), and I love a good theme, but if you have one or two well-placed decor items or props, the theme will come through in a classy way that's still fun and festive.
The secret to an "instagrammable" dinner party is *lots* of side dishes on the table...they add color and variety. That's perfect for a fiesta taco night, because the more salsa the better! I usually serve a pico de gallo, a red salsa, a corn salsa, maybe a bean dish, maybe some roasted fajita veggies, a side of cheese, side of cilantro, and a bowl of limes. I love having options! Of course, you'll also have your chips & guacamole, as well as your tortillas and chicken filling!
My secret chicken tinga recipe
- 2 lbs chicken breast (thawed, not frozen)
- 1 jar of salsa (we use Pace because my husband is crazy and that's his favorite)
Yes, that's it. Ha! I'm telling you...shredded chicken + salsa is the *best* taco filling! Then you add all of your toppings, and wow. So good. Every. Time. I cook my chicken on low for 4-6 hours until it breaks apart super easily. (Use a whisk to shred the chicken instead of forks) Transfer your chicken to a serving dish to put on the table.
That's it! I told you it was SO easy. This recipe is a crowd pleaser every time!