Soft Chicken Tacos

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Dennis Gottleib
Recipe from Cooking Light

These simply prepared chicken tacos are an example of healthful Mexican cooking and are a way to teach students about grilling techniques, Mexican spices, and basic salsas. Serve with Pico de Gallo or Tomatillo Salsa.

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • Cooking spray
  • 12 (6-inch) white corn tortillas
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese (such as Tillamook)
  • Low-fat sour cream (optional)

Preparation

  1. Prepare grill.
  2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl; rub spice mixture over chicken.
  3. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 10 minutes on each side or until done. Let stand 5 minutes; chop.
  4. Heat tortillas according to package directions. Divide chicken evenly among tortillas; top each tortilla with 2 tablespoons cabbage and 1 teaspoon cheese. Serve with sour cream, if desired.
Elisa Bosley,
September 2006

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 329
  • Calories from fat: 34%
  • Fat: 12.5g
  • Saturated fat: 3.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.9g
  • Protein: 27.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 29.4g
  • Fiber: 3.9g
  • Cholesterol: 86mg
  • Iron: 1.5mg
  • Sodium: 466mg
  • Calcium: 109mg