It’s Taco Tuesday, and you’re looking for a quick taco fix, but don’t feel like eating out. These easy 3-ingredient chicken tacos are the perfect solution! They’re incredibly fast, simple to make, tasty, and can be served in a variety of ways.
Chicken + Salsa + Seasoning = Success!
The simple combination of cooked, shredded chicken, along with your favorite taco seasoning and salsa make this recipe as easy as it gets! Next, it’s even quicker with leftover cooked rotisserie chicken from the market. Finally, shake things up by using a green (verde) salsa, or different flavored salsa, to add a tasty twist to the recipe. Que bueno!
Not just for tacos
The beauty of these Easy 3-Ingredient Chicken Tacos is that you don’t have to use the filling for just classic tacos. There are several alternative ways you can use this simple recipe. For one alternative, make a tasty taco salad with some fresh greens and veggies. Top with sliced avocado and a simple cilantro-lime dressing and you have a tasty, low-carb meal. For another meal, you can make some fantastic enchiladas with this filling as well. For yet another option, top a baked potato with the filling. Then, add some low-fat shredded cheese and fat-free sour cream.
Finally, if you have leftover filling the next day, you can add it to some scrambled eggs. With or without tortillas, you have the makings of a desayuno delicioso! Double the recipe for several days worth of delicious, creative meals that will stretch your dollar and save you time.
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Yield: 8 Servings | Serving Size: about 1/2 cup | Calories: 215 | Total Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Carbohydrates 4 g | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 2 g | Protein: 24 g | Cholesterol: 72 mg | Sodium: 548 mg | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 0
- 4 cups boneless and skinless chicken breast, cooked and shredded (this is a great way to use leftover chicken breast!
- 1 (16 ounce) jar no-sugar added salsa
- 1 tablespoon taco seasoning (we use and recommend our Skinny Ms. Taco Seasoning )
- In a large skillet, combine all ingredients. Bring to a simmer and cook until hot, about 5 to 10 minutes.
- Use in your preferred taco shells and top with your favorite toppings!
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