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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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 1997

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Wrap tortillas in foil and bake until heated through, 10 to 15 minutes.

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  • 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.

  • 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, jalapeno and cumin. Cook, stirring, until peppers are bright green but still crisp, 2 to 3 minutes more.

  • 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 Facts

304 calories; protein 29.8g; carbohydrates 30g; dietary fiber 5g; sugars 4g; fat 7.2g; saturated fat 1.1g; cholesterol 82.8mg; vitamin a iu 655IU; vitamin c 42.2mg; folate 25.5mcg; calcium 77.4mg; iron 1.8mg; magnesium 75.5mg; potassium 617.5mg; sodium 395.5mg; thiamin 0.2mg; added sugar 1g.
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