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Mexican Chicken Soft Tacos

mexican chicken soft tacos
  • (1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp.) vegetable oil, divided
  • (3 cloves) garlic, halved
  • (2 small) serrano chile peppers (or 1 small jalapeno), halved
  • (1/2 cup) loosely packed cilantro
  • (1/3 cup) freshly squeezed lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • (1 tsp.) salt, divided
  • (1/4 tsp.) freshly ground black pepper
  • (4) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/4 lb.)
  • (1 large) white onion, sliced 1/4 in. thick
  • (2) ripe hass avocados, peeled and pitted
  • (12) corn tortillas (6 in. diameter), warmed

Mexican Chicken Soft Tacos

Warm corn tortillas stuffed with garlic onion chicken and creamy guacamole.

Preparation Time
About 25 minutes
Cook Time
About 25 minutes


  1. 1Place a small skillet over medium heat. Add 1/4 cup oil. When hot, add garlic and chile peppers. Cook 1-2 minutes, stirring often.
  2. 2Place in a food processor along with cilantro, lime juice, 1/2 tsp. salt and pepper, blend until smooth. Place chicken in a shallow baking dish, cover with half of garlic mixture, set aside.

  3. 3Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 Tbsp. oil. When hot, add onion and cook 5 minutes, stirring every so often. Chop up 1/4 cup onion, set aside, also set remaining onion aside.

  4. 4In a medium bowl, mash avocado with chopped onion, rest of garlic mixture and 1/4 tsp. salt.
  5. 5Place skillet back over medium heat, add 1 Tbsp. oil. Drain chicken, place in skillet. Add 1/4 tsp. salt. Cook 5 minutes, flip and cook another 3-4 minutes. Reheat sliced onion in skillet, scraping up brown bits.

  6. 6Slice chicken into 1/4 in. slices, toss with onion. Fill each tortilla with mixture, add guacamole and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 2 tacos

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 421
  • Total Fat 23.2 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 29.6 g
  • Protein 26 g
  • Cholesterol -- mg
  • Sodium 477 mg
  • Fiber 6.8 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dinner

Recipe Subcategory: Tacos and Quesadillas

Recipe Ethnicity: Mexican/Southwestern

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: Yes

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Poultry

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.