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Spicy Chicken Tacos

Source: © EatingWell Magazine
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Active Time:  20 Minutes
Total Time:  35 Minutes
  4 servings, 2 tacos each
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.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
For Spicy Chicken Tacos:
8   corn tortillas
1 pound  boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of fat and cut into thin strips
1/4 teaspoon  salt, or to taste
2 teaspoons  canola oil, divided
1   large onion, sliced
1   large green bell pepper, seeded and sliced
3 large cloves  garlic, minced
1   jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
1 tablespoon  ground cumin
1/2 cup  prepared hot salsa, plus more for garnish
1/4 cup  chopped fresh cilantro
Sliced scallions, chopped fresh tomatoes and reduced-fat sour cream  for garnish
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Wrap tortillas in foil and bake until heated through, 10 to 15 minutes.


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, jalapeño 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.


Recipe reprinted by permission of © EatingWell Magazine. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   4 servings, 2 tacos each
Calories: 303
Fat. Total: 6g
Protein: 31g
Carbohydrates, Total: 32g
Fat, Saturated: 1g
Fiber: 5g
Cholesterol: 66mg
Sodium: 421mg
% Cal. from Fat: 18%
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