Blackened Cherry Chicken Tacos

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When Season 9 of Food Network's Food Truck Road Trip stopped in Phoenix out at Rawhide I went out to the Elimination Segment where a friend of mine was working as the Rattlesnake Wrangler. Meet the cast on three of the Trucks, Mobile Moo Shu, New England Grill and Chop's Shop and I got to taste a Bulgogi Taco from Mobile Moo Shu and a Shrimp and Elote Quesadilla from Chop's Shop. Tyler Florence talked about a dish that Chop's Shop did that sounded really good but they had sold out of that one during the day. I asked if they could send me the recipe. Bryan the Chef on the Truck sent me the ingredient list (no measurements obviously) and some basic preparation instructions. The following is my take on his dish.


  • 1.25 lbs Chicken Breasts
  • 16 oz Frozen Cherries (thawed, drained and quartered)
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 Tb Honey
  • 3 Tb Lime Juice
  • 1 Tb Hot Sauce
  • 1 Orange Bell Pepper (diced)
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper (diced)
  • 3 Tb Cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 Green Onions (sliced thin)
  • 2 Tb Butter
  • 1 Tb Olive Oil
  • Corn Tortillas


  1. In a small mixing bowl add the Bell Peppers, Cilantro, Green Onion, 1 C of the Chopped Cherries, Hot Sauce, 1 TB of Lime Juice and 1/4...
  2. Get the full instructions at Dave's Droppings
Blackened Cherry Chicken Tacos

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