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chicken taco meat recipe

Healthy Chicken Tacos

These healthy chicken tacos use my go-to super easy chicken taco meat recipe with ground chicken for an easy dinner ready in 30 minutes!
Course Dinner, Lunch, Meal Prep
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken taco meat recipe, chicken taco salad, ground chicken taco meat, healthy chicken tacos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 tacos
Calories 238kcal
Author Kelli Shallal MPH RD


  • large non-stick skillet with lid
  • strainer


Chicken Taco Meat Recipe

Healthy Chicken Taco Ingredients


Chicken Taco Meat Instructions

  •  Saute onions and jalapeno in oil on medium in a large non-stick skillet until translucent and tender, about 3-5 minutes. 
    1 tbsp avocado oil, 1 yellow onion, 1 jalapeno, deseeded, deveined
  • Add chicken and taco seasoning, cook for 8-10 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.  
    1 lb ground chicken, 1/4 cup taco seasoning
  • Add diced tomatoes in and 1/4 cup water. Stir well. Place the lid on and let simmer for at least 5 minutes. If meat sticks to the bottom of the pan, add more water.  
    1 can diced tomatoes
  • Rinse and drain black beans, stir into the meat and serve! Alternatively, you can keep the beans separate.  
    1 can black beans
  • Finish with a sprits of lime juice! About a teaspoon of lime juice or the juice of half of a lime.

Healthy Chicken Tacos

  • Brown each tortilla for a few minutes on each side on medium-low in an oiled skillet. Then, fill each taco with 1/12 chicken taco meat, 2 tablespoons black beans, 1 tablespoon shredded lettuce, 1 tablespoon cheese, 1/2 tablespoon cilantro, 1/2 tablespoon green onion, 1 tablespoon salsa, 1 tablespoon sour cream, and 1 tablespoon guac.


*sour cream - chose a full fat, organic, option or for dairy-free we LOVE Forager project sour cream. 


Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 818mg | Potassium: 623mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1142IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 2mg