Spicy Chicken and Corn Tacos - Slender Kitchen
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263
Calories 
15g
Carbs 
7g
Fat 
35g
Protein 
5
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(6 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

I have a vault of taco recipes - slow cooker tacos, vegetarian tacos, fish tacos, taco salads, crispy tacos - you get the idea. But in my mind since you can never have enough taco options, why not one more with this simple weeknight spicy chicken and corn taco recipe.  Instead of reaching for a premade taco seasoning (packed with preservatives) or preseasoned meats (packed with extra calories), you can make your own at home in the same amount of time.  This one adds fresh corn but you could substitute in any veggie.  I have used zucchini, diced tomatoes, and even spinach successfully.  Paired with some smoky spices and my favorite chipotle peppers and you have a quick and delicious taco dinner.

Prep Time

Spicy Chicken and Corn Tacos

9
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Cook Time: 
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Ingredients

4
  • 1.33 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 U red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 U jalapeño, stemmed, seeded, and roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 2 tsp. oregano
  • 1 U chipotle pepper adobo plus 1 tbsp. adobo sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1.33 cups corn (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 4 tbsp. cilantro

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
3/4 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 263
Calories from Fat 65
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
10%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 74mg
24%
Sodium 138mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate 15g
5%
Dietary Fiber 2g
10%
Sugars 5g
Protein 35g

Directions

  1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a heavy skillet over medium high heat and add the olive oil.
  3. Sear chicken on both sides for 2-3 minutes. Remove the chicken and set aside.
  4. Add the onion and jalapeno. Cook for 4-5 minutes until tender.
  5. Add the cumin, oregano, chipotles, adobo sauce, and chicken broth. Then add the chicken back. Bring to a simmer and cover. Cook for 5-7 minutes until chicken is cooked through and tender.
  6. Remove the chicken the shred or chop. Allow sauce to continue cooking.
  7. Add the corn and lime juice to the sauce.
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