Build your own chicken tacos

By sexyswamprat

  • 6 skinless, boneless whole chicken breasts, about 3 pounds (1.35 kg) total, halved

  • 4 cups (1 l) fat-free low-sodium canned chicken broth

  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed

  • 1 jalapeƱo chile pepper, left whole

  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) crushed dried oregano leaves

  • 1/4 cup (59 ml) purchased medium or hot taco sauce

  • 1/4 cup (59 ml) fresh lime juice

  • 24 taco shells

  • Condiments:

  • 1 large head iceberg lettuce, finely shredded, about 6 cups (450 g)

  • 4 small firm-ripe tomatoes, halved and thinly sliced

  • 2 cups (472 ml) fat-free sour cream

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, well washed and stems trimmed, leaves picked off the stems

  1. Rinse chicken breasts; pat dry with paper towels. Trim away and discard any fat.

  2. In a large heavy, deep skillet, bring chicken broth, garlic clove, chile pepper, and oregano leaves to a boil. Add chicken breasts; reduce heat to simmer; and poach, uncovered, until chicken is opaque throughout (cut to test), about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from stove and cool for 15 minutes in poaching liquid.

  3. Shred the breast meat. Combine taco sauce and lime juice. Pour over shredded chicken and toss. Transfer chicken to a large platter. Keep warm.

  4. Meanwhile, heat taco shells according to package directions. Place heated shells in a basket lined with a thick kitchen towel, covering the shells. Place condiments in individual bowls.

  5. To serve arrange taco shells, shredded chicken, and condiments on a buffet table. Let guests assemble their own tacos.

Nutritional Facts

Per 1-taco serving
155 calories (23% calories from fat)
16 g protein
4 g total fat (0.7 g saturated fat)
14 g carbohydrate
2 g dietary fiber
23 mg cholesterol
123 md sodium
2 lean meat
1 carbohydrate (1 bread/starch)

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