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Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa Recipe

Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa Recipe

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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

2 tacos: 354 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 474mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 6g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.

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NancyHanks User ID: 250004 253484
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2016

"The best!! Just a few changes... brown sugar instead of white. Added red onion, cilantro, salt and pepper to the salsa."

adamscook User ID: 7795459 250196
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2016

"These were wonderful! I have more beef than chicken, so I made them with beef steak rather than chicken. The Avacado salsa adds so much! One of our new favorite meals!"

ChocolateMudCake User ID: 162783 245467
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."

robbrd User ID: 1292786 245287
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."

KatyH3 User ID: 7354323 229965
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."

rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 221859
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!"

pepsichick1982 User ID: 6093810 188123
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2012

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

poohlaugh User ID: 3414536 188122
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2012

"Very yummy! Loved the salsa. Will definitley make it again."

shelli1542 User ID: 1525176 197337
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2012

"The chicken was delicious - it will be my go to chicken recipe for tacos even if I don't make the salsa."

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 116668
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2012

"easy enough for my husband to make! Tasted good and the kids could customize their toppings."

craigsuem User ID: 992681 121329
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2012

"This was fabulous! I added mushrooms and a can of black beans to the chicken mixture, and I added some diced zucchini to the avocado salsa. I served it with regular salsa and chipotle tobasco. YUM! This will be a keeper that we will make frequently in our home."

sweetjod User ID: 6017635 194612
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2012

"i loved that it was simple & quick to make. I added a little more water and simmered a little longer to let the spices marry with the chicken. I did not have any limes so used lemon juice for the salsa, turned out great! will definitely make again!"

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