by Olena

Healthy Ground Chicken Tacos

by Olena

5 from 5 reviews

Ground Chicken Tacos

Ground Chicken Tacos

These ground chicken tacos are the most simple healthy taco recipe I have made yet. To make the taco filling healthy, I used only 1 lb of ground chicken breast and loaded it with over 1 lb of veggies. And the best part is – there aren’t much extra fixins to prepare because they are all mixed in one humongous size skillet.

For once, I made Taco Tuesday a real thing within half an hour.

Healthy Chicken Tacos

Tips for Best Tacos:

  • Use ground turkey if you do not have ground chicken.
  • Skip radishes or use shredded jicama or turnip instead.
  • Low sodium canned tomato sauce and taco seasoning makes more healthy chicken tacos.
  • To make low carb taco bowls, skip tortillas.
  • If you have gas stove, warm up tortilla right on the burner to char the edges. Yum!

How to Make Healthy Chicken Tacos

  1. To make chicken tacos more sustainable, I started by sautéing vegetables: garlic, onions and bell peppers. It has proven to be a winning combination with chicken => baked chicken with peppers, onions, mushrooms and cheese. healthy chicken tacos
  2. Then I added only two but rather flavourful spices: organic taco seasoning and smoked paprika. Frying them in oil is a quick way to deepen their flavour. Ground chicken cooks really fast – just make sure to break it into pieces with spatula. ground chicken tacos
  3. Canned, fresh or frozen corn for more “veggie factor”, sweetness and extra crunch. Tomato sauce to “marry” taco filling together and to add “sauciness” factor because let’s be honest – chicken can be dry, especially chicken breast. Not in my ground chicken tacos though. how to make ground chicken tacos
  4. Radishes to strengthen the “veggie factor” and probably “sauciness” too. I picked up a bunch of a milder radish variety at the farmers market, can’t remember the name though. You can use less or let everyone add at the table. Radishes add extra crunch and zest to tacos. 30 Minute Ground Chicken Tacos Recipe loaded with vegetables and all fixins in one skillet for a healthy taco family meal. | ifoodreal.com

Can I Make Chicken Tacos Ahead?

Yes. Welcome to my food blogger’s life – cook dinner at lunch time.

For serving later, I placed taco filling in small slow cooker and turned on “keep warm”. The only fixins I had to prepare were limes, crumbled feta cheese and Greek yogurt. We used Food for Life organic corn tortillas which fell apart on a first bite for kids, and on a second one for adults.

Taco salad it was, delicious nonetheless. Or make a chicken taco bowl.

30 Minute Ground Chicken Tacos Recipe loaded with vegetables and all fixins in one skillet for a healthy taco family meal. | ifoodreal.com

These ground chicken tacos by far is my fastest and easiest taco recipe.

Enjoy and eat healthy!

More Healthy Taco Recipes:

And may I suggest best homemade kombucha to go with tacos? Any time of the year!

Healthy Chicken Tacos

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Healthy Ground Chicken Tacos

5 from 5 reviews

30 Minute Ground Chicken Tacos Recipe loaded with vegetables and all fixins in one skillet for a healthy taco family meal.

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 24 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 10 tacos 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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Ingredients

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large bell peppers, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 lb ground chicken (I used breast)
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 cup low sodium tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn (thawed) or 1 can (drained)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 bunch radishes, sliced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Organic corn tortillas
  • Lime, cheese and Greek yogurt, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat large ceramic non-stick skillet on medium heat and swirl oil to coat. Add garlic and onion, sauté for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add bell pepper and sauté for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add chicken, taco seasoning, smoked paprika and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally and breaking chicken into pieces. Decrease heat to low, add tomato sauce and corn, and cook uncovered for 10 minutes.
  3. Add cilantro, radishes and salt; stir. Serve hot over corn tortillas with lime, crumbled feta or shredded Monterey Jack cheese and Greek yogurt.

Store: Refrigerate taco filling in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. Can’t believe I haven’t left a review yet. I’ve already made these tacos three times since I found this recipe recently. I guess that says how much we love this dish. Yesterday I added black beans instead of corn to it and it was delicious.

  2. This has been my favorite recipe to try so far! I’ve been cooking for my family (parents and brother) a couple times a week to help them with eating healthy and to show them that meals can be tasty, convenient, and healthy! We are all so busy, but I like to take a little time out to make healthy eating convenient for them (not to mention cheaper than eating out). Also, I doubled this recipe and there were no leftovers haha I am turning into your biggest fan 🙂

    1. Yay! Good for you! I think there is a stigma that healthy food is not tasty. That’s a very old wives tail from back who knows when. And other problem is people do not try new things. I think it’s just comfortable life and human nature. It blows my mind how many people just don’t care what they eat. So, good for you!!!

  3. HI Olena, I’m on week 2 of your meal plan and used your version of this with ground turkey instead of ground chicken, It was delicious. Family wiped it out!

  4. I don’t quite understand how this taco seasoning works… What is it made of? How does it taste? These tacos look great! Now I know what I am gonna do this week end! I LOVE TACOS! that is one of the 2 or 3 things stereotypically correct about Mexicans.

    1. Taco seasoning is a mix of certain spices, you can make it at home yourself, here is the recipe. I don’t think you will be able to find it in Mexican grocery stores because I think it was invented by Americans who really love anything Mexican. You literally can add taco seasoning to any food and it becomes Mexican.:)

      1. yeah, that is definitely not Mexican, I have never tried something like that in my tacos, but it sure sounds delicious! hahahahaha that is a nice way to just turn food into mexican style

  5. After reading your post, I knew I was making this for dinner. What I thought was extra tomato sauce that I had tossed in the freezer to use at a later date, ended up being enchilada sauce. I just moved forward with the recipe but didn’t add the extra spices, tossed in all the fresh and frozen veggies I could find. It was DELICIOUS. I LOVE TACOS, and now I have a healthy version that I can whip up in no time. Thanks for the wonderful recipe and inspiration.

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