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Chicken Tacos


4 servings

This recipe calls for you to grind your own chicken breasts. If you'd prefer, pick up ground chicken at the grocery store instead.  Traditional taco recipes call for ground beef, which can feel greasy in tacos. Try this twist instead. Traditional chicken strips are replaced with ground chicken breast flavored with onion, garlic, and peppers. Once you have your chicken base, top the tacos with your favorites: radish, lime juice, and cilantro.If you crave a creamy note, add a dollop of plain yogurt. If you enjoy ground chicken recipes, try Chicken Meat Loaf the next time you're craving comfort food. 


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, trimmed
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 1 cup sliced radish
  • 1 cup chopped avocado
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Garnish: cilantro leaves

Nutrition Information

  • calories 386
  • fat 12.5 g
  • satfat 1.5 g
  • sodium 455 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine chopped onion, garlic cloves, and trimmed jalapeño peppers in a food processor; process until ground. Add chicken breast halves; process until finely ground. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add canola oil. Add chicken mixture; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sauté 10 minutes, stirring to crumble. Heat tortillas according to package directions. Place 2 tortillas on each of 4 plates; divide chicken mixture evenly among tortillas. Combine sliced radish, chopped avocado, and fresh lime juice; divide mixture evenly among tacos. Garnish with cilantro leaves.