Mexican Chicken Tacos

Initially, when I went gluten-free, I remember stressing over the thought that I’d never indulge tacos again!

Mexican foods are one of my favorite guilty pleasures so the thought of not enjoying tacos again was a “hard pill to swallow!”

After giving it a lot of thought, I realized there’s no reason I can’t enjoy Mexican Chicken Tacos as long as they’re gluten and dairy free.

Check out the recipe below.  I’m actually making these for dinner tonight along with spicy guacamole and refried beans.

Moderation is the key – I certainly don’t have these every week or month, but only on occasion.

Mexican Chicken Tacos

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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chicken Tacos, dairy-free, gluten-free
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil pure-pressed
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 medium red onion chopped
  • 1 medium red or green bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin ground
  • 1/2 tsp oregano dried
  • 4 ea chicken breasts, boneless, skinless diced
  • 8 ea blue corn taco shells, gluten-free Garden of Eatin'

Topping

  • 1 cup goat milk cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, fresh minced
  • 1/4 cup scallions minced
  • 1 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 1 ea avocado sliced
  • 2 cups lettuce shredded
  • 1 cup salsa store-bought, gluten-free

Instructions

  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat.  When oil is hot, add garlic, onion, bell pepper, cumin, oregano, and black pepper and saute until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from pan and set aside.  Heat remaining tablespoon oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat.  When the oil is hot, add diced chicken and saute until tender, about 5-10 minutes.
  • Add sauteed vegetables to cooked chicken and cook until heated through.
  • Warm tacos in the oven or if using tortillas, use tongs to heat them directly over a gas burner, turning once until softened and puffed up.
  • Spoon chicken and vegetable mixture into tacos or onto tortillas, dividing evenly.  Top with grated cheese, cilantro, scallions, tomatoes, avocado, and lettuce.  Serve salsa on the side.

Notes

Nutritional information does not include salsa.
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Nutrition Facts
Mexican Chicken Tacos
Amount Per Serving (1 taco)
Calories 300
% Daily Value*
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Protein 41g82%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.