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Chicken Verde Potato Tacos

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 25 min.
Cook Time: 25 min.
Total: 50 min.
Stuffed with potatoes and tender chicken, these tacos make great party food. Guests can make their own and add additional toppings.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb Yukon Gold or red potatoes, cut into bite-size cubes
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 lb boneless and skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped poblano pepper (or Anaheim pepper/bell pepper)
  • 1 tsp Mexican seasoning blend
  • 1/2 cup green chili salsa
  • 1/2 cup red chili enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat, shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 8 small corn tortillas, warmed (or crunchy taco shells)
  • 8 lime wedges
  • Cabbage, shredded (optional topping)
  • Romaine lettuce, shredded (optional topping)
  • Tomato, diced (optional topping)
  • Avocado, diced (optional topping)
  • Radishes, thinly sliced (optional topping)
  • Fresh cilantro leaves (optional topping)

Directions

  • Place potatoes in a microwave-safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Spray a large skillet liberally with cooking spray. Add potatoes and onion to skillet; cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, stirring and coating with cooking spray occasionally.
  • Stir in chicken, pepper, Mexican seasoning, and green chile salsa and cook for 5 minutes more. Add red chili enchilada sauce and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Place equal amounts of cheese on each tortilla and heat in a skillet until cheese is melted. Add potato mixture and any other desired toppings. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 257
  Calories from Fat 52 (20%)
(9%)Total Fat 6g
(12%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
(15%)Cholesterol 45mg
(25%)Sodium 603mg
(16%)Potassium 549mg
Total Carbohydrate 32g
(14%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(39%)Protein 20g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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