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Ancho Chicken Tacos!

Buenos Dias!

Can't think of a new taco recipe for Taco Tuesday? Look no further, these ancho chicken tacos won’t fail you! These tacos are low calorie and a good source of protein to get you through your next fiesta, all while staying within a good macronutrient and calorie range!

Grocery List:

  • ½ cup all-purpose white flour

  • 2 teaspoons ancho chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon taco seasoning

  • A generous pinch of salt and pepper

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

  • 10-11 2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts (3 ounces of chicken per taco)

  • 12 small corn tortillas

  • 2-3 large cabbage leaves, shredded

  • One bunch cilantro, chopped

  • 1-2 limes (cut into 4 wedges)

  • Sour cream (1 tablespoon of sour cream per taco)

  • 2 jalapeños sliced (approximately 2-3 slices of jalapeño per taco)

  • 2-3 Avocados sliced (approximately 2 ounces per taco)

  • Minced green onions (can substitute red onions)


  1. Toss the leaves of cabbage and bunch of cilantro together.

  2. Combine the ½ cup of white whole flour, 2 teaspoons of ancho chili powder, and salt and pepper in a shallow dish.

  3. In a heavy-duty pan, heat the olive oil to medium/high heat. Cut the chicken breasts in half or quarters then toss thoroughly in the flour mixture. Once tossed well, add to the pan. Cook for 3-5 minutes then flip the chicken and cook for another 3-5 minutes until the outside is browned and the inside is no longer pink. Remove the pan from the heat and sprinkle it with a pinch more salt. Allow the chicken to cool for a few minutes. Cut or shred the chicken into small pieces.

  4. Cut avocados into slices and limes into wedges as a topping for your tacos.

  5. Warm tortillas (microwave for 20-30 seconds) and assemble with the chicken and toppings! Use approximately 2 ounces per taco (2 slices) and a small squeeze of lime juice! For more added protein, add another ounce of chicken to your taco!

Macro Breakdown

  • 1 serving: 1 taco

  • Calories: 285.75

  • Protein: 17.24g

  • Carbs: 20.29g

  • Fats: 15.27g

  • Fiber: 5.48 g

  • Sugar: 1.07g



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