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Easy and Healthy Chicken Tacos on a plate

Easy and Healthy Chicken Tacos

  • Author: scrambledandscrumptious
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Slow Cooker: 8 hours
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Weeknight Tacos
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

These easy and healthy chicken tacos are the perfect meal for taco Tuesday! They are definitely a family favorite and are so delicious!


Ingredients

Scale

For the Taco Filling:

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp Mexican Spice Rub or 1 pack of Old El Paso low sodium taco seasoning
  • 1 cup salsa verde (I love to use Herdez)

For the Tacos:

  • 1 cup red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice (approx. 1/2 of one lime)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 medium hass avocado, sliced
  • 12 small corn tortillas
  • extra lime wedges for squeezing (optional)

Instructions

For the Taco Filling:

  • Rub the chicken breasts with the spice rub and place in slow cooker. Pour salsa verde over the chicken and cover. Set slow cooker on LOW for 8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours. 
  • Once the chicken is cooked, shred apart in the slow cooker using tongs or two forks. It will come apart easily! Using a slotted spoon, remove from slow cooker and place in your tacos.

For the Tacos:

  • In a large bowl, add your red cabbage, lime juice, cilantro, and salt. Toss to combined to create a slaw. 
  • Heat tortillas over the open flame of a gas stove on medium-low for up to 30 seconds per side, until they start to char on each side. If you do not have a gas stove, use a pan with no oil in it. 
  • Assemble your tacos with avocado, red cabbage slaw, and chicken. Squeeze some extra lime juice over them and add any extra toppings you would like. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Leftover taco meat and sauce is great for a taco rice bowl or salad the next day! Refrigerate leftover taco filling for up to 3 to 5 days.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of yield
  • Calories: 351
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 613mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 37g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 29g
  • Cholesterol: 73mg

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