Taco Tuesday goes low-carb with a tortilla made of veggies. Cabbage leaves are the perfect crispy taco shell alternative. Add your favorite taco toppings--pico de gallo, sour cream, avocado and jalapeño--and never miss the extra carbs and calories.

Carolyn Casner
Source: EatingWell.com, December 2018


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Slice the stem end off cabbage and discard the outermost leaves. Peel 8 leaves from the head. Blanch in the boiling water for 30 seconds. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined baking sheet to dry. Thinly slice enough of the remaining cabbage to get 3 cups.

  • Season chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook, stirring, until browned and just cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  • Add 1 tablespoon oil and onion to the skillet. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring, until starting to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic, jalapeño and cumin and cook for 1 minute more. Stir in the chicken and any accumulated juices. Cover to keep warm.

  • Combine the reserved sliced cabbage, carrot, cilantro and scallion in a medium bowl. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, vinegar and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and stir to combine.

  • Divide the chicken mixture among the cabbage leaves and top with the slaw.

Nutrition Facts

297.9 calories; protein 26.6g 53% DV; carbohydrates 18.8g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 7.1g 29% DV; sugars 9.4g; fat 13.6g 21% DV; saturated fat 2.1g 10% DV; cholesterol 62.7mg 21% DV; vitamin a iu 2954.1IU 59% DV; vitamin c 91.9mg 153% DV; folate 112.9mcg 28% DV; calcium 128.1mg 13% DV; iron 2.3mg 13% DV; magnesium 55.4mg 20% DV; potassium 698.5mg 20% DV; sodium 401mg 16% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 22% DV.