Chicken & Avocado Tacos with Homemade Salsa

Kyra Williams

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Looking for a tantalizing taco that’s also on the lean side? This pan-cooked chicken tacos recipe checks both boxes. You’ll top seasoned tenderloins with a quick, homemade cilantro salsa and slices of rich, heart-healthy avocado. Layer everything on grain-free shells, and a delicious dinner is done.

Chicken and avocado tacos in gluten-free shells on wooden serving board surrounded by limes and bowls of spices | Vitacost.com/blog

Chicken and avocado tacos in gluten-free shells on wooden serving board surrounded by limes and bowls of spices | Vitacost.com/blog
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Chicken & Avocado Tacos with Homemade Salsa

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 People
Calories 290 kcal
Author Kyra Williams

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat large non-stick skillet to medium.
  2. In bowl, toss chicken in olive oil and taco seasoning.
  3. Cook tenderloins 3-4 minutes per side. (Note: Cut open to gage doneness, or use thermometer to ensure 165 degrees at thickest part.)
  4. In bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, jalapeño and cilantro. Add lime juice, salt, pepper, oregano and cumin; stir or toss to coat.
  5. Chop chicken into small pieces. In taco shells, layer chicken, salsa and avocado slices.

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Nutrition Facts
Chicken & Avocado Tacos with Homemade Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 612mg26%
Potassium 546mg16%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 936IU19%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Kyra Williams

Kyra Williams hasn’t always been fit. She used to be quite the opposite, in fact. During her college years, she lived on pizza and beer and packed on an unhealthy amount of pounds, due to total inactivity. One day, something clicked, and Kyra knew it was time to lose the weight. Since that time, she’s fallen so in love with fitness that she’s made it her life’s work to help others to make the changes they need to become fit, active and healthy. Kyra is a self-employed, NASM-certified online personal trainer and nutrition expert, Crossfit Level One Trainer, USA Weightlifting and USA Powerlifting Coach, and she’s helped women all over the world through her online training services and training programs. For more info or to connect with Kyra, visit http://kyrawilliamsfitness.com/.