Chicken Veggie Tacos

This will surprise people who expect tacos to be made of beef. You could also substitute fish for the chicken for a California taco.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 8 crisp taco shells
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Directions

  • In large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and jalapeño pepper; cook and stir for 4 minutes. Add chicken and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and oregano. Cook and stir for 8–10 minutes until chicken is almost cooked.
  • Add lime juice; cook and stir for 3–4 minutes longer until chicken is tender. Remove from heat. Heat taco shells as directed on package. Make tacos with chicken mixture, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 8 crisp taco shells
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Directions

  • In large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and jalapeño pepper; cook and stir for 4 minutes. Add chicken and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and oregano. Cook and stir for 8–10 minutes until chicken is almost cooked.
  • Add lime juice; cook and stir for 3–4 minutes longer until chicken is tender. Remove from heat. Heat taco shells as directed on package. Make tacos with chicken mixture, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories210
Total Fat10g
Saturated Fat4g
Cholesterol55mg
Sodium300mg
Total Carbohydrate12g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars2g
Protein18g