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Spicy Chicken Taco Recipe

Looking for an easy Spicy Chicken Taco recipe? Learn how to make Spicy Chicken Taco using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jennaleigh11

Makes 5 servings



Eating Well recipe, While many North Americans think of tacos as having crisp, fried shells, authentic Mexican tacos are made with soft, fresh corn tortillas. The traditional preparation is the smart choice, as unfried corn tortillas are low in fat and made with whole grains.

Recipe Ingredients for Spicy Chicken Taco

10 corn tortillas
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of fat and cut into thin strips
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
1 large onion, sliced
1 large green bell pepper, seeded and sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeņo pepper, seeded and minced
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 cup hot salsa, plus more for garnish
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Recipe Directions for Spicy Chicken Taco

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Wrap tortillas in foil and bake until heated through, 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, season chicken with salt. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large heavy skillet over high heat until very hot. Add chicken and cook, stirring until browned on all sides, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

  3. Reduce heat to medium and add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil to skillet. Add onion and cook, stirring, until they start to brown around the edges, 3 to 5 minutes. Add bell pepper, garlic, jalapeņo and cumin. Cook, stirring, until peppers are bright green but still crisp, 2 to 3 minutes more.

  4. Stir in salsa and reserved chicken. Cook, stirring, until chicken is heated through, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro. Spoon into warmed tortillas and garnish with scallions, tomatoes and sour cream.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 236.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
331
Calories from Fat
94
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.4g
16%
Saturated Fat
2.3g
12%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
81mg
27%
Sodium
377mg
16%
Potassium
539mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates
29.2g
10%
Dietary Fiber
4.9g
20%
Sugars
4.0g
Protein
30.4g
Vitamin A 25% Vitamin C 78%
Calcium 8% Iron 16%
* 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
A-
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
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