Chicken Tacos with Mango-Avocado Salsa

Photo: Oxmoor House
Your family will thank you when these tacos hit the table. We left the seeds in the jalapeño for a spicy kick; omit them if you prefer a mild salsa.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 tortilla, 1 chicken breast half, and 1/2 cup salsa)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 392
Fat 9.3 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Monofat 4.2 g
Polyfat 2.3 g
Protein 42.4 g
Carbohydrate 33.1 g
Fiber 4.5 g
Cholesterol 99 mg
Iron 2.1 mg
Sodium 711 mg
Calcium 33 mg

Ingredients

1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup diced peeled mango
1/2 cup diced peeled avocado
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/3 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon minced jalapeno pepper
4 (8-inch) brown rice tortillas (such as Food for Life)

Preparation

1. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Combine first 4 ingredients; stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt. Rub over chicken. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; let stand 5 minutes. Cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices.

2. While chicken cooks, combine mango and next 6 ingredients; stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.

3. Warm tortillas; top evenly with chicken and salsa.

Note:

Since gluten-free tortillas are stored in the refrigerator, they'll need to be warmed to prevent breaking. Steam them by placing each tortilla on a splatter guard set over a pan of simmering water. Cover with a lid, and heat about 5 to 10 seconds or until they're soft and pliable. They're best when filled and eaten immediately after steaming.

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David Bonom,

Cooking Light Gluten-Free Cookbook

August 2011