Doing a Drive-By for Red Chicken

I did a drive-by the other day.

No, not part of a gang initiation, but an attempt to take a picture while driving

*I don't recommend this*

with my I-phone (not as high quality as my Minolta, but I had to make do)

while on the opposite side of the freeway from what I was photographing (clearly, I have no aspirations to become a photographer).

Why did I do this?

Because if you live in the vicinity of Denton (or Lewisville) and you haven't ventured into La Azteca market, I wanted to show you exactly what you're missing.
laazteca1 This is the shot I got while driving West on i-35.

I was too lazy to drive all the way around and get a better shot.

So, what's so great about La Azteca?

red chicken

That's right, the BEST Red Chicken (that's what WE call it; they call it fajita chicken).


You get it in the butcher's section of La Azteca (in the back of the Denton store).   Pick up a pack of fresh, warm tortillas while you're there.   They're in coolers right in front of the meat market.

Then, to prepare, simply grill on an indoor grill pan (in the winter) or outside on your bbq (in the summer), or, if you don't have a grill pan, just sprinkle some olive oil in a frying pan, sear the outsides, and then continue to cook.

I ™m telling you, it is the absolute best chicken around (the secret is the paprika–LOADS of it, but there’s other stuff, too).

I wouldn't steer you wrong.   So zip by La Azteca Market some day soon and pick up some Red Chicken.

You won't regret it!


  1. ohhhh we just moved to Denton, and I don’t know this market… tell me more!

  2. Will have to try this. Sounds delish!

  3. Where’d you move from, Jamie? It’s on the service road on 35-E (?)–I still consider myself new here (after a year) and don’t get the two 35s!! It’s on the service road west of Golden Triangle Mall. It’s a little hole in the wall Mexican market and the chicken is SO delicious!

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