Healthy Chicken Tacos

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Jan. 07, 2013

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: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 594Calories from Fat 288

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 32 g49.2%

Saturated Fat 12 g60%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 991 mg41.29%

Total Carbohydrates 37 g12.3%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 4 g

Protein 41 g82%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet