Crispy-Chewy Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Crispy-Chewy Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Serves 1
Meal type Main Dish


  • 3oz fajita-style grilled chicken breast strips (Check out Costco's Full Circle brand precooked strips (can also swap chicken for shrimp or fish))
  • 2 6" corn tortillas
  • 1/4 cup black beans
  • 1/4 cup brown rice (try Village Harvest precooked frozen brown rice from Costco)
  • 1/4 cup avocado, cubed
  • Extra virgin olive oil cooking spray
  • Chipotle-flavored Tabasco sauce
  • Shredded lettuce (you can buy this pre-shredded to save time)
  • salsa (pico de gallo - you can buy this pre-made to save time)
  • cilantro
  • lime

About This Recipe

Another one from my forthcoming Haute & Healthy collection.

Open-flame grilling takes these boring soft taco shells to crisp-chewy in only a few minutes. If you are NOT a person who has all day to chop, buy salsa and pre-shredded lettuce to save time.

Nutrition Facts per serving: 377 calories, 28 g Protein, 50 g Carbs, 7 g fat
1 serving = 2 tacos + the extra fillings that don't fit the two tacos


Step 1
Combine heated brown rice and black beans with fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime.
Step 2
Heat tortillas over open flame on a gas stove on low heat. Use tongs and flip frequently until nicely crisped (be careful not to burn). If you don’t have a gas stove, reheat tortillas according to package directions.
Step 3
Warm chicken breast strips in the microwave according to directions. If you have time, you can start with fresh chicken breasts - fresh is always a little better but these are still great.
Step 4
Stuff warm chicken breast strips into warm tortilla. Add lettuce, avocado and salsa. Top with chopped cilantro and squeeze a lime wedge over it.
Step 5
As a final touch, drizzle Chipotle-flavored Tobasco sauce (careful - hot!).
Step 6
Enjoy with black beans and rice on the side (or add them to the tacos).