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Spicy Chicken Tacos

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From EatingWell:  January/February 1997, The EatingWell Diet (2007), The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

While many North Americans think of tacos as having crisp, fried shells, authentic Mexican tacos are made with soft, fresh corn tortillas. The traditional preparation is the smart choice, as unfried corn tortillas are low in fat and made with whole grains.

4 servings, 2 tacos each | Active Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Wrap tortillas in foil and bake until heated through, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, season chicken with salt. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large heavy skillet over high heat until very hot. Add chicken and cook, stirring until browned on all sides, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil to skillet. Add onion and cook, stirring, until they start to brown around the edges, 3 to 5 minutes. Add bell pepper, garlic, jalapeño and cumin. Cook, stirring, until peppers are bright green but still crisp, 2 to 3 minutes more.
  4. Stir in salsa and reserved chicken. Cook, stirring, until chicken is heated through, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro. Spoon into warmed tortillas and garnish with scallions, tomatoes and sour cream.

Nutrition

Per serving (without garnishes) : 303 Calories; 6 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 66 mg Cholesterol; 32 g Carbohydrates; 31 g Protein; 5 g Fiber; 421 mg Sodium; 533 mg Potassium

2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 31/2 very lean meat