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Chicken Tacos with Charred Tomatoes

From: EatingWell

Charring tomatoes in a hot, dry skillet makes them smoky and flavorful; in combination with fresh herbs and spices, they elevate this dish from "everyday" to "ta-da!" Serve the tacos with reduced-fat sour cream.

Servings: 2 servings
Prep: 35 mins
Total: 35 mins
Rated : 
 by 3 people
2   plum tomatoes, cored
8 ounces  boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed of fat
1/4 teaspoon  salt
1/8 teaspoon  freshly ground pepper
2 teaspoons  canola oil, divided
1/2 cup  finely chopped white onion
1 clove  garlic, minced
1   small jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
2 teaspoons  lime juice, plus lime wedges for garnish
2 teaspoons  chopped fresh cilantro
2   scallions, chopped
6   small corn tortillas, heated (see Tip)
1. Heat a medium skillet over high heat until very hot. Add tomatoes and cook, turning occasionally with tongs, until charred on all sides, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool slightly. Cut the tomatoes in half crosswise; squeeze to discard seeds. Remove cores and chop the remaining pulp and skin.
2. Cut chicken into 1-inch chunks; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add 1 teaspoon oil to the pan and heat over high heat until very hot. Add the chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until it is browned and no longer pink in the middle, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
3. Reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and jalapeno and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add lime juice, the chicken and tomatoes. Cook, stirring, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in cilantro and scallions. Divide the chicken mixture among tortillas. Serve with lime wedges.
Tip: Wrap tortillas in barely damp paper towels and microwave on High for 30 to 45 seconds.
Nutrition Facts
Calories 297, Total Fat 9 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat 4 g, Cholesterol 63 mg, Sodium 415 mg, Carbohydrate 27 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 27 g, Potassium 463 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin A 20%, Vitamin C 30%. Exchanges: Starch 2,Lean Meat 3,Fat 1.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Comments (5)
williams.megan2 wrote:

I haven't made this, but it sounds good. However, I feel like the nutrition stats are too good to be true. There is no way 3 tacos are only 297 calories! Is the serving size a mis-print?

4/9/2013 12:16:20 PM Report Abuse
DHJansma1 wrote:

We've tried this recipe before, and it's one of the few recipes my kids completely agree on...it's fantastic. And guilt free

6/14/2012 12:54:22 PM Report Abuse
arjohnson2004 wrote:

on the nutrition facts, is that for one taco or the whole recipe?

8/12/2011 09:09:22 AM Report Abuse
jarvisj wrote:

I do not like cilantro, what herb could I substitute?

11/5/2010 07:17:22 AM Report Abuse
mfrei wrote:

we have made this several times & loooove it. We use 10-15 grape tomatoes and just cook them whole then cut them in 1/2s or 1/4s. We also use wheat tortillas and my kids love it.

8/30/2010 10:01:42 AM Report Abuse

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