mexican chicken soft tacos
Ingredients:
  • (1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp.) vegetable oil, divided
  • (3 cloves) garlic, halved
  • (2 small) serrano chile peppers (or 1 small jalapeno),
    halved
  • (1/2 cup) loosely packed cilantro
  • (1/3 cup) freshly squeezed lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • (1 tsp.) salt, divided
  • (1/4 tsp.) freshly ground black pepper
  • (4) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about
    1 1/4 lb.)
  • (1 large) white onion, sliced 1/4 in. thick
  • (2) ripe hass avocados, peeled and pitted
  • (12) corn tortillas (6 in. diameter), warmed
Servings

6

Dinner

Mexican Chicken Soft Tacos

Warm corn tortillas stuffed with garlic onion chicken and creamy guacamole.

Preparation Time

About 25 minutes

Cook Time

About 25 minutes

    Instructions

  1. 1Place a small skillet over medium heat. Add 1/4 cup oil. When hot, add garlic and chile peppers. Cook 1-2 minutes, stirring often.
  2. 2Place in a food processor along with cilantro, lime juice, 1/2 tsp. salt and pepper, blend until smooth. Place chicken in a shallow baking dish, cover with half of garlic mixture, set aside.
  3. 3Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 Tbsp. oil. When hot, add onion and cook 5 minutes, stirring every so often. Chop up 1/4 cup onion, set aside, also set remaining onion aside.
  4. 4In a medium bowl, mash avocado with chopped onion, rest of garlic mixture and 1/4 tsp. salt.
  5. 5Place skillet back over medium heat, add 1 Tbsp. oil. Drain chicken, place in skillet. Add 1/4 tsp. salt. Cook 5 minutes, flip and cook another 3-4 minutes. Reheat sliced onion in skillet, scraping up brown bits.
  6. 6Slice chicken into 1/4 in. slices, toss with onion. Fill each tortilla with mixture, add guacamole and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 2 tacos



Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories 421
  • Total Fat 23.2 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 29.6 g
  • Protein 26 g
  • Cholesterol — mg
  • Sodium 477 mg
  • Fiber 6.8 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dinner

Recipe Subcategory: Tacos and Quesadillas

Recipe Ethnicity: Mexican/Southwestern

Dietetic Info:

  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: Yes

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Poultry

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.