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Chicken Taco Dinner

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 30 min prep
Clock Icon for Prep Time 60 min total
Person Icon for Serving Size 6 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 15 ingredients

A taco is a great alternative to a sandwich, and perfect for what we call a “fridge emptier” dish. You can actually put anything you like into a taco, such as leftover veggies, roast, or...


  • 1½ pounds cooked chicken breast or leftover rotisserie chicken meat
  • ½ medium onion
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • Salt, to taste, divided
  • 1 small head of romaine lettuce, washed, dried, and shredded
  • ¾ cup thinly sliced radishes
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 avocado, halved and pitted
  • 3 limes, divided
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 12 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, washed
  • ¾ cup queso fresco
  • Salsa Verde or tomato salsa (optional)
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Nutrition Facts


383 cals


15 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

7 g


34 g


4 g


9 g


31 g


832 mg


  1. In a stockpot, cover the chicken, onion, and garlic with water by 1-inch. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30-40 minutes. Once cool enough to handle, shred the chicken with fingers and season to taste.
  2. Meanwhile, prep all the vegetables. Toss the romaine and the radishes with oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour into a bowl. Smash the avocado with juice from 1 lime, some salt and pepper, and transfer to a serving bowl. Set the sliced red onions onto a small plate. Cut the remaining limes into wedges.
  3. Warm the tortillas one at a time in an un-greased skillet or wrapped in foil in the oven. Cover with a paper towel and set on the table along with the shredded chicken, salad, cilantro, avocado, limes, queso fresco, and corn tortillas. Allow everyone to assemble their tacos as desired.

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