Healthy chicken tacos
Healthy chicken tacos

Spicy Chicken Tacos With Asparagus and Bell Peppers

By Superfoodmania  , , ,     , ,

January 13, 2016

Healthy spicy chicken tacos with asparagus, bell peppers and lettuce.

  • Prep: 22 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Ingredients

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs (or breast if you prefer), sliced up fine

1 packet taco seasoning mix or ground cumin powder

1 chopped and de-seeded green chili

2 garlic gloves chopped

1 cup chopped asparagus

2 red bell peppers sliced up into 3cm pieces

1 cup shredded lettuce

1 can (10 oz) enchilada sauce

1 medium onion sliced

1 package taco shells (2/ 3 tacos per person)

1 medium tomato, chopped

1 Handful of fresh cilantro chopped

1-2 tablespoons organic coconut oil

Directions

1Heat a skillet and add the coconut oil for a few minutes. Add the chicken, fry for a few minutes and then add garlic and cook for a few more minutes until done. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside on a plate.

2Now in the same skillet add the chilies, bell peppers, asparagus, onions, chopped tomatoes and the ½ a can of the enchilada sauce and cook for about 5 minutes.

3When the chicken has cooled, remove the meat from the bone and shred it up. Add the chicken to the skillet and stir in. Cook for 5-7 more minutes until the whole chicken and vegetable mixture is heating thoroughly.

4Fill tacos just before serving so the shells stay crisp. Add the lettuce and cilantro on top. Add a few slices of avocado on top if desired and drizzle with the avocado sauce listing in the salad dressings.

Did you know?

Asparagus is particularly nutritious as it is low in fat, cholesterol, and sodium. It also contains vitamin A which aids in vision, vitamin E which contains antioxidant properties and vitamin K to helps the blood to clot, as well as other nutrients such as magnesium, zinc and selenium, fiber, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, iron, copper, and manganese. It also contains folate also known as B9 which has been found to reduce the occurrence of neural tube defects, such as spina bifida.




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