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Healthy Chicken Tacos

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Tacos are a quick and easy southwest style dinner that the whole family will love. We're lightening up these tacos by adding in chicken instead of beef to cut out over 80% of the fat, using reduced sodium taco seasoning and cutting out 25% of the calories in the cheese toppings. This classic dish is getting a makeover but is still packed with all the familiar flavors.
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Ground chicken 1 Pound
  Water 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Taco seasoning mix 1 Packet ((Recommend: Old El Paso 25% Less Sodium))
  Tortillas 8 (flour or corn)
  Reduced fat 4 cheese mexican 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Romaine lettuce 1 Cup (16 tbs), shredded
  Pico de gallo 1 Cup (16 tbs)

1. Place a large skillet on medium high flame and pour olive oil in it.
2. Drop chicken and cook for 5-6 minutes or until it is no longer pink.
3. Add water and taco seasoning mix. Give it a good stir. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 3-4 minute or until the seasoning comes together.
4. In paper towel, wrap the tortillas and pop it in microwave for 10 seconds or until warm.
5. Lay tortillas on counter top and assemble it by placing chicken, lettuce, cheese, and pico de gallo on top.

6. Serve healthy chicken tacos immediately and enjoy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 594 Calories from Fat 288

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 32 g48.7%

Saturated Fat 12.9 g64.7%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 129.7 mg43.2%

Sodium 991.1 mg41.3%

Total Carbohydrates 37 g12.4%

Dietary Fiber 5.1 g20.2%

Sugars 4.9 g

Protein 41 g81.9%

Vitamin A 44.2% Vitamin C 16.9%

Calcium 48.8% Iron 12.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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