Chicken tacos with homemade tortillas

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Hi friends! How are you?? Did you have a good weekend? We definitely did. It rained a lot, so we spent some time relaxing at the house, and Livi cheered during halftime at the football game.

With livi cheering

I have so many fond memories of Friday night football games, and it was such a blast to eat popcorn in the stands with Tinkerbell while Liv ran around with her friends. Watching her cheer during halftime was so much fun; she crushed it. 

We had an AWESOME dinner that night, too. Ariana and I decided that taco night was in order, and decided to do it full-up with homemade tortillas.

Chicken tacos with homemade tortillas |

I’ve been pretty unimpressed with the tortilla selection here in V-town (#tortillasnob – I can’t help myself) and from now on, I think I’ll be making my own. It was super easy, and so worth it. You can also make the dough, flatten it into tortilla shapes, and store in the freezer (with parchment paper in between each one). Next time, I’ll make more and freeze half so we can have tacos on the fly. 😉

Quick and easy homemade tortilla recipe

Quick and Easy Homemade Tortilla Recipe:


Masa (we ordered this one from Amazon)

Tortilla press (not totally necessary but awesome if you want them to have a uniform shape and thickness. My nana often just patted them by hand)

Lime juice

Water + salt

Tortilla supplies

In a large bowl, we added 2 cups of the masa, 1 cup of hot water (from the Keurig) and the juice of one lime. We stirred it up until it was a doughy consistency, and then let it set, covered, for an hour.

After this point, when you’re ready to make the tortillas, separate the dough -it’s easy to just split it in half over and over again until you get the size you want- and roll into balls. Place plastic wrap on each side of the tortilla press, to keep it from sticking. Press, each one and set aside. This is when you can freeze the tortillas to cook later, or cook it up! 

I cooked them on the griddle in ghee on medium heat for about 1 minute on the first side and 30 seconds on the second side. Before placing in a tortilla warmer to keep warm, I sprinkled them with sea salt.

Quick and easy homemade tortilla recipe

We served them with mashed black beans, and topped the tacos with shredded chicken (cooked in the Instant Pot! AHH it’s only $99 right now too), and whatever toppings everyone felt like: guacamole, spinach, salsa, sour cream, cilantro and cheese. 

Chicken tacos on homemade tortillas. Quick and easy homemade tortilla recipe!

(For the Instant Pot chicken, I just set two chicken breasts into the IP, along with 1/2 a chopped yellow onion, and seasoned well with salt, pepper, cumin, garlic powder, and oregano. I added about 3/4 cup bone broth and set it on Poultry for 10 minutes. When the chicken was done, I let the pressure slowly release and removed the chicken. After shredded it in a bowl, I added it back to the Instant Pot to warm through.)

We also made a trip out to Wild Adventures, of course,

The girls at WA

and said our “See ya laters” to Ariana after such an amazing trip out here.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, too! Did you do anything fun? Any fitness events??



Looking for a workout? Here ya go! New one will be up in the am, too. 

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  1. Juliette | Namastay Traveling on August 28, 2017 at 7:55 am

    I’ve never thought to go the extra mile and make my own tortillas! you make it look so easy, I will definitely attempt this next taco night! Yum.

  2. Laura @ Laura Likes Design on August 28, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Okay, I’ve never thought to use my Keurig for when I need a cup of hot water for a recipe but that is BRILLIANT and life-changing! Definitely going to implement that right away!

  3. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups on August 28, 2017 at 10:47 am

    I have never tried to make my own tortillas, homemade ones are the best though. Glad you had a nice weekend!

    • Fitnessista on August 28, 2017 at 11:01 am

      yes, it made such a huge difference!
      thank you- hope you had a great one, too <3

  4. Brittany Taylor @ The Gourmet Financier on August 28, 2017 at 11:19 am

    For shredded chicken, have you tried shredding it with a mixer? I have a hand mixer I never use and a friend told me about doing that. Life changing!!

    • Fitnessista on August 28, 2017 at 9:43 pm

      that is an amazing tip!

  5. Juliana on August 28, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Oh my god, I need tacos now.

    • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed on August 28, 2017 at 4:13 pm

      LOL I was just thinking… and now I NEED tacos!

      • Fitnessista on August 28, 2017 at 9:40 pm


    • Fitnessista on August 28, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      yes, yes you do 🙂

  6. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on August 28, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    We were in Tucson this weekend. So fun to drive by the old house and eat at my favorite place Zona 78. We also drove up Mount Lemmon and hiked a bit. It was a fun day! My boyfriend had never been there. I felt lucky being able to show him around.

    • Fitnessista on August 28, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      i hope you got an eegee!

  7. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby on August 28, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Rain? What’s that like? ha ha jk! I LOVE my instant pot now I think I need tortilla press now!

    • Fitnessista on August 28, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      haha that’s how we used to feel, too! and yes- the IP is the best 🙂

  8. Melanie on August 29, 2017 at 1:22 am

    Why do you add lime juice to your tortilla dough?

    • Fitnessista on August 29, 2017 at 11:05 am

      it gives it a nice light flavor

  9. Abbie on August 29, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    P’s hair kills me! We have a daughter 2ish months younger than her and I think it’ll be about 2 years before her hair is that length!

    • Fitnessista on August 29, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      hahah! i don’t know how it happened. it seriously happened overnight

  10. Seema on September 6, 2017 at 9:24 am

    I like to add a little bit of sriracha in the tortilla dough – it tastes amazing and gives them a nice color!

  11. Molly on January 15, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    I LOVE homemade tortillas, and I agree that they’re not that hard to make. BUT. How do you transfer them from the plastic wrap to the skillet? Half of mine tear every time!

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