I debated on if I would share this with you, but in the end, think of it as a public service announcement. Sometimes bad food happens to good people.
I had an idea. I wanted to make a taco type filling that I could add to either a corn tortilla or a bowl of lettuce for a quick and easy meal. I do this type of meal a lot. I can get a few days worth of food out of it.
I picked up a rotisserie chicken at Costco (good on its own). I should have just stopped there and pulled it apart and make taco bowls, but I didn’t.
Opened up the freezer and saw I had some farmer’s market chorizo. (also good on its own) The fridge had some fresh pineapple. IDEA!
When I used to eat at El Vaquero in town, I would get this dish that was chicken, chorizo, pineapple and cheese. I will make that. I know it all tastes good together.
Here are the steps I took. I chopped a small onion and cooked it in oil for a bout 5 minutes. Added 1/4 lb of the chorizo and browned that. So far so good.
I added some taco-type seasoning and then added some of the already cooked rotisserie chicken. Once I felt the flavors mixed well I added a few small chunks of pineapple. Here is where I think I went wrong. I used my heavy cast iron skillet. I tuned off the heat and put the lid on and left for a long walk with my dogs.
When it was time to eat I did not test the food before I plated it. (Sounds like any episode of Top Chef. TASTE THE FOOD!) Well, all the moisture from the pineapples created some steam and turned the chicken into a soggy mess. I can not describe how nasty the texture was. The worst I have ever had. It’s just disintegrated in your mouth. Even thinking about it makes me gag.
Thank goodness I still had plenty of chicken that never hit that pan.
The worst part was that my son was telling me how gross it was and I kept saying “EAT IT. You are being picky.” All this before I tried it myself.
Moral of the story, save time and energy and just eat a good rotisserie chicken as is. Don’t be a superstar.
Zero Stars for me!