Cinco de Mayo & KYVAN Chicken Tacos


Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is celebrated both in the United States and Mexico. Although widely considered to be Mexican Independence Day it actually commemorates the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Mexico’s actual Independence Day, is September 16th, but that’s no reason not to celebrate.

This delicious chicken taco recipe comes to us from the family of former NFL player Reggie Kelly. Kelly played in the NFL for 13 years with the Atlanta Falcons and Cincinnati Bengals. He was a part of the Falcons team that became the first franchise in NFL history to win a game at the famed Lambeau Field against the Green Bay Packers in 2003.

Reggie Kelly retired from the NFL in 2011 and is focusing his efforts on his family food line, KYVAN Foods. The company produces salsa, seasoning, and sauces to bring a taste of the south to the world. The company is named after his two kids, Kyla and Kavan.

This Cinco de Mayo, enjoy the Kelly Family’s recipe for Chicken Tacos using their all natural KYVAN Salsa.

Reggie Kelly's Kyvan Honey Apple Salsa


  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup lemonade
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1(12 oz) package corn tortillas or hard tacos
  • 1 head lettuce, shredded
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1(8 oz) package shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1(16 oz) jar KYVAN Salsa
  • 1 container sour cream


*Directions: In a large skillet over medium heat, combine chicken, lemonade, olive oil, lime juice, and Worcestershire sauce. Season with garlic powder, onion powder, and bay leaf. Simmer until chicken is no longer pink, and juices run clear, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove bay leaf.

Meanwhile, warm the tortillas in the oven or microwave until soft. When chicken is fully cooked, transfer to serving bowl. Place lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, KYVAN salsa, and sour cream in serving dishes. Each person can create their own wrap, using their preferred ingredients.

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