Chicken Tacos with Charred Tomatoes Recipe

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Submitted by jimmylats

Makes 8 servings



From EatingWell: March/April 1996 http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/chicken_tacos_with_charred_tomatoes.html Charring tomatoes in a hot, dry skillet makes them smoky and flavorful; in combination with fresh herbs and spices, they elevate this dish from ?everyday? to ?ta-da!? Serve the tacos with reduced-fat sour cream.

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken Tacos with Charred Tomatoes

2 plum tomatoes, cored
8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed of fat
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil, extra virgin
1 cup finely chopped white onion
1 tbsp garlic, minced
2 pepper Peppers, Jalapeno
2 teaspoons lime juice
2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
8 serving Whole Grain Wheat Flour Tortillas

Recipe Directions for Chicken Tacos with Charred Tomatoes

  1. Heat a medium skillet over high heat until very hot. Add tomatoes and cook, turning occasionally with tongs, until charred on all sides, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool slightly. Cut the tomatoes in half crosswise; squeeze to discard seeds. Remove cores and chop the remaining pulp and skin.

  2. Cut chicken into 1-inch chunks; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add 1 teaspoon oil to the pan and heat over high heat until very hot. Add the chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until it is browned and no longer pink in the middle, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  3. Reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and jalapeņo and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add lime juice, the chicken and tomatoes. Cook, stirring, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in cilantro and scallions. Divide the chicken mixture among tortillas. Serve with lime wedges.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish, American-Southwestern, Mexican

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 120.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
179
Calories from Fat
38
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.2g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.5g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
24mg
8%
Sodium
282mg
12%
Potassium
170mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
21.6g
7%
Dietary Fiber
3.7g
15%
Sugars
3.0g
Protein
12.5g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 11% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • High in niacin
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