Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa Recipe
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Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa Recipe

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A few people in my family have special dietary needs, but luckily, these chicken tacos work for all of us. Toss up a simple green salad, and I have a meal we can all enjoy together. —Christine Schenher, Exeter, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 8 taco shells, warmed

Nutritional Facts

2 tacos equals 354 calories, 15 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 474 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch 1 fat.


  1. Place a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Brown chicken. Add water, sugar and seasonings. Cook 4-5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, gently mix avocado, corn, tomatoes and lime juice. Spoon chicken mixture into taco shells; top with avocado salsa.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary.
    Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa in Healthy Cooking August/September 2012, p59

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Mar. 14, 2016

"The spices for the chicken are so flavorful and make the house smell amazing! The lime juice is what made the salsa for me, I could eat that all by itself. I doubled the recipe because our son came over to eat with us. Needles to say we did not have any leftovers. We ate this without the tortilla shells because my husband and I are trying to watch our carbs. He put everything on top of his fresh salad and loved it. Our son polished off anything that was left in the pan. Thank you for such a flavorful recipe. This will definitely be made in our house on a regular basis."

Reviewed Mar. 11, 2016

"Quick dinner with lots of great seasonings. I needed to add more water when cooking. Everyone liked it well enough just not something they would request to have again. Great if you need to put dinner on fast though."

Reviewed Jul. 21, 2015

"This is probably my favorite at-home taco recipe I've tried. I did add a jalape?o to the salsa."

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2015

"Great for a quick, healthy dinner! However, if you had the time I think the salsa could have a lot more flavor just by adding some cilantro, onion, maybe a little jalape?o and salt. For additional garnishes for the tacos, we had sliced black olives, lettuce, onion and Greek yogurt (to substitute for sour cream). Like another reviewer, I did not have lime juice so I used lemon juice which was fine but I'm sure the lime juice would be a lot tastier :P Will definitely make again!"

Reviewed Sep. 23, 2012

"I found these to a be a great, quick dinner!"

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