Summer-Fresh Chicken Tacos

Summer-Fresh Chicken Tacos

Everyone's favorite Mexican quick bite gets a spirited treatment here, with spices and jalapeño chiles jazzing up the sautéed taco filling.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

30

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

8
Old El Paso® taco shells
2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1
large onion, chopped (about 1 1/4 cups)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
medium jalapeño chili, seeded, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon chili powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
medium tomatoes, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
2
cups shredded lettuce
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Heat taco shells as directed on package.
  2. Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat until hot. Cook chicken in oil about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink in center. Remove chicken from skillet, and keep warm.
  3. In same skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil until hot. Cook onion in oil about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in garlic, jalapeño chili, cumin, chili powder and salt. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Return chicken to skillet. Stir in tomatoes. Cook about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot.
  4. To serve, place 1/4 cup shredded lettuce in each taco shell; divide chicken mixture among shells. Top with cheese and cilantro.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen Tips
Instead of Cheddar cheese, top these tacos with Monterey Jack cheese.
Turn this recipe into a nacho dinner by serving chicken mixture over a platter of warm nacho-flavored tortilla chips.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 460
    • (Calories from Fat 220),
  • Total Fat 25g
    • (Saturated Fat 9g,
    • Trans Fat 2g),
  • Cholesterol 100mg;
  • Sodium 640mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 35g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 4 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.