Charring tomatoes in a hot, dry skillet makes them smoky and flavorful; in combination with fresh herbs and spices, they elevate this dish from “everyday” to “ta-da!” Serve the tacos with reduced-fat sour cream.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1996




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  • Heat a medium skillet over high heat until very hot. Add tomatoes and cook, turning occasionally with tongs, until charred on all sides, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool slightly. Cut the tomatoes in half crosswise; squeeze to discard seeds. Remove cores and chop the remaining pulp and skin.

  • Cut chicken into 1-inch chunks; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add 1 teaspoon oil to the pan and heat over high heat until very hot. Add the chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until it is browned and no longer pink in the middle, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and jalapeno and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add lime juice, the chicken and tomatoes. Cook, stirring, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in cilantro and scallions. Divide the chicken mixture among tortillas. Serve with lime wedges.


Tip: Wrap tortillas in barely damp paper towels and microwave on High for 30 to 45 seconds.

To warm tortillas, wrap in barely damp paper towels and microwave on High for 30 to 45 seconds or wrap in foil and bake at 300°F until steaming, 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

296 calories; protein 27.3g; carbohydrates 26.5g; dietary fiber 2.1g; sugars 4.1g; fat 9g; saturated fat 1.1g; cholesterol 62.7mg; vitamin a iu 931.8IU; vitamin c 24.6mg; folate 32.1mcg; calcium 42.6mg; iron 1.8mg; magnesium 37.4mg; potassium 468.4mg; sodium 415.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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Rating: 5 stars
I made this for my boyfriend and his roommate tonight- to increase portion size I used three chicken breasts and estimated the vegetables. I also used cherry tomatoes (a regular sized plastic carton) and it was fantastic. Everything was delicious and the boys raved about it. Definitely adding this to my list of staples! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This meal was amazing... I loved everything about it. I think some pinto beans and a little cheese on the side would have made it perfect. But like I said amazing Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Awesome! I did grill chicken breast then cube it up and finished in pan with onion and tomatoes. Some cholula hot sauce and holy cow yum yum! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Great family night dinner! This recipe was great. Everyone loved it and raved about it. I cooked it on family game night and now everyone wants to do game night at my house. Def a great easy meal to fix!:) Pros: food was flavorful and good for you too. Cons: Must adjust recipe according to how many people are being fed. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
very good use a low carb flat out bread Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Best Taco Recipe Seriously the best taco recipe. I use olive oil instead of canola plus I add the lime juice and a shot of don julio tequila while cooking the chicken. So tasty! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Easy good healthy and very filling! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Magnificent! Served with homemade flour tortillas guacamole and corn! This was top drawer! Pros: Easy and fast! Cons: Non applicable! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great even with Vegetarain adaptation I made these with a veggie chicken substitute but otherwise stayed faithful to the recipe. These were fantastic and exactly what I had in mind. I made home made tortillas and the recipe made six tacos. I probably could have gotten 8 but I didn't want to add the extra calories of more tortillas. We had a baby greens jicama and orange salad on the side and it was a perfect meal. Read More