Taco Recipes: Grilled Chicken Tacos with Roasted Veggies

2013-05-21
Taco Recipes: Chicken and Vegetables
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  • Yield : 4
  • Servings : 8
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 30m

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    337
  • Calories from Fat

    150
  • Total Fat

    16.7g
  • Saturated Fat

    4.6g
  • Cholesterol

    83mg
  • Sodium

    312mg
  • Total Carbohydrates

    15.8g
  • Dietary Fiber

    2.8g
  • Sugars

    2.6g
  • Protein

    30.8g
  • Vitamin A

    16%
  • Vitamin C

    51%
  • Calcium

    15%
  • Iron

    10%
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As taco recipes go, this one is deliciously different.

It fills lovely soft warm corn tortillas with Italian flavors.

This is a really healthy dinner recipe, with grilled chicken, zucchini, onions, asparagus and red pepper, laced with a bit of Italian seasoning and cheese.

Grilled Chicken Tacos

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds (750 g) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 tablespoons (60 mL) olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 zucchini, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 yellow summer (zucchini) squash, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 onion, cut into 1/4-inch (0.5 cm) rings
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and cut in half
  • 3 thick asparagus spears, trimmed
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) minced fresh basil
  • 8 - 6 inch (15 cm) corn tortillas, skillet-warmed
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded Mozzarella cheese

Method

Step 1

Preheat greased barbecue grill to medium-high.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 200°F (100°C).

Step 3

Coat the chicken with 2 tablespoons (30 mL) of the oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 4

Grill the chicken, turning once, until no longer pink inside, 6 to 8 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board and let chicken stand for 6 to 8 minutes. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces. Transfer to an ovenproof dish and keep warm in a preheated oven.

Step 5

Coat the zucchini, squash, onion, bell pepper and asparagus with remaining 2 tablespoons of the oil. Place vegetables in vegetable grate or on foil on the grill. Grill, turning once, until vegetables are tender-crisp, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into bite-size pieces.

Step 6

In a large bowl, combine chicken and vegetables and toss with lemon juice and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 7

To build tacos, divide chicken mixture equally among tortillas. Top with cheese. Fold tortillas in half. Makes 8 tacos.

Tips:

  • If the weather is not up to turning on the barbecue, feel free to cook the chicken and vegetables on an indoor grill.
  • You can also use precooked chicken or cook the everything in the oven for this recipe. Grilling does give both the chicken and the vegetables a marvelous flavor though, so it’s best if you can use the grill.
  • Although the author calls for corn tortillas in this recipe, you can certainly use flour tortillas if you prefer.

This very healthy recipe comes from a wonderful cookbook called 300 Best Taco Recipes: From Tantalizing Tacos to Authentic Tortillas, Sauces, Cocktails and Salsas.

As you can imagine from that great title, this cookbook is filled with variations of taco recipes as well as tortillas, so many interesting mixtures and variations you could literally try a new recipe every night for close to a year.

Kelley Coffeen says this about her chicken taco recipe:

“This Italian-style taco is lightly flavored with olive oil and lemon juice in the true spirit of Santa Margherita, a little village on the edge of the Italian Riviera. The fresh, seasoned vegetables wrap flavor around the grilled chicken filling.”

I really think you will love this one. Especially for those of you with picky eaters in the house, hidden in a yummy taco, these vegetables could actually get eaten.

This taco recipe is a fairly good diabetic recipe. Too many carbs are not good so I would only eat one tortilla as a diabetic. Load up on the chicken and vegetables though. They’re perfect.

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Taco Recipes: Chicken and Vegetables



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