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Healthy Chicken Tacos Recipe

Healthy Chicken Tacos Recipe

Tacos are a staple meal in many households. They’re often enjoyed weekly (hello, taco Tuesday!) because of their ability to please everyone at the dinner table. Tacos are also one of the simpler meals to cook, making it an attractive, recurring dinner option. 


Unfortunately, the prepackaged taco seasoning you can find at the store is loaded with sodium and unhealthy processed ingredients. But not to worry! There are easy changes you can make to your traditional recipe to make healthier tacos. 


One of the best parts about tacos is that they’re versatile. Practically anything can go in a taco! In this recipe, we’re choosing chicken as our protein because of its nutritional benefits. Chicken is rich in high-quality proteins and offers vitamin B12, iron, copper, choline, zinc, and tryptophan. 


For this healthy chicken tacos recipe, we recommend adding bell peppers and onion into the taco mixture. If you prefer other vegetables or want to include veggies from your GenoPalate analysis optimal foods list, feel free to add them too! 

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Healthy Chicken Tacos Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced into small strips
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 large onion (yellow or white), sliced
  • 1 large bell pepper (color of your choice), seeded and sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground paprika
  • ½ cup salsa of your choice
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • A dollop of non-fat Greek yogurt for topping


Instructions:

  1. Season chicken with salt
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat with 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil
  3. Add chicken to skillet and cook through; transfer to bowl when done
  4. Reduce heat to medium; add remaining 1 teaspoon of extra vigin olive oil to skillet
  5. Add onion and cook
  6. Add bell pepper, garlic, cumin, and paprika
  7. Once vegetables and spices are combined and cooked, add cooked chicken back to skillet
  8. Stir in salsa and heat until warm
  9. Spoon taco mixture into tortillas 
  10. Top with cilantro and a dollop of non-fat Greek yogurt 


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