Scoop the sliced potato into a large microwaveable bowl, drizzle with 1/4 cup water and sprinkle generously with salt. Cover with plastic wrap, poke a couple of holes in the top and microwave on high (100%) for about four minutes, until tender but not mushy. Scoop the potatoes onto a cutting board, leaving the liquid behind, and let cool.
Add the vinegar, oregano, chipotle chiles and onion to the bowl with the potato-cooking water to make a dressing. Mix well, then taste and season with salt, usually about 1 teaspoon.
Use a fork to break the cooled potatoes into 1/2-inch pieces, then scoop them into a large bowl. Add the chicken, then drizzle on the dressing and toss everything together. (If there is time, refrigerate the mixture for about half an hour to blend flavors.)
Just before serving, add the lettuce and avocado to the bowl. Drizzle with the oil and toss to combine everything. Serve with the warm tortillas for making soft tacos.
Riffs on Salad Tacos: The idea of a substantial salad becoming a taco filling is flexible enough to embrace just about anything you can dream up — through I personally don't think mayonnaise-dressed salads work as well as those with a vinaigrette. Think beyond chicken salad to tuna (or other fresh seafood), steak and grilled vegetables. Or go all vegetarian: crumbled fresh goat cheese, blue cheese or Mexican queso fresco are wonderful featured in a salady taco like this. The potato can be replaced by other vegetables — broccoli, for instance, or chayote, zucchini or asparagus, all cut into small pieces and microwave-steamed the same way as the potatoes. Though I love romaine's sweet crunch, the filling will also welcome the more substantial Napa cabbage, the slightly bitter, toothsome frisée or the more tender (but not too delicate) Bibb lettuce.
It would be great to be able to PRINT your delicious recipes. Any chance in the future?
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This recipe was a hit at my July 4th cookout. All four of us loved it (me especially given how easy it was to cook and how easy to serve). I ate it for several days afterwards (with the left over chipotle/lettuce to make it again). Thanks!!