Quick Healthy Chicken Tacos

quick healthy chicken tacos
This quick healthy recipe uses poached chicken, chipotles in adobo, onions and red bell peppers.  Serve on warmed corn tortillas and topped with shredded cheese and jalapenos.

I like to poach chicken breasts on Sunday, shred the meat and have it at the ready to use during the week.  This is a favorite.
Recipe By: Gourmetseluth
  • Prep10 min |
  • Total25 min |
  • Serves4 Tacos



Heat oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat.  Add the onions and saute a couple of minutes until they start to turn translucent.

As the onions continue to cook, add the red bell peppers, the chicken and the minced chipotles in adobo sauce.  Sprinkle the mixture with the salt, ancho and garlic powders and Mexican oregano*. Stir gently to combine.

Add the chicken broth or stock enough to moisten the mixture.  You can add more if needed to keep the mixture from dying out.  Once the mixture is heated through transfer to warmed tortillas.

Top each taco with a little shredded cheese and sliced jalapeno's.

*If you don't have Mexican oregano (which is much milder) then use half the amount of common Greek oregano.


  • Switch up the cheese to crumbled queso freso or feta cheese.
  • Alternate another meat like cooked pork or beef.



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