Thursday, February 12, 2009

Healthy Rolled Chicken Tacos


I make these about once a week since they are so easy and very yummy. I love Mexican food so much but I'd live at the gym if I ate it as much as I want. The key to this is the salsa. It makes this tasty dish so moist and tangy.

2 boneless-skinless chicken breasts
6 corn tortillas
1/2- 3/4 cup reduced fat shredded cheese (either Mexican or cheddar blend)
2-3 tablespoons of salsa
olive oil spray
salt
pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook chicken on grill and set to rest for 5 minutes. Cut chicken breasts in half and place in food processor with salsa and pulse until shredded but not a paste. Transfer mixture to a bowl and add cheese, set aside. Heat up corn tortillas in the microwave for one minute (covered with a damp paper towel to keep moist). Spoon mixture in a row in the middle of the tortilla, like you would an enchilada, and roll. Set on a cookie sheet, seam side down. Continue doing this until all the mixture is used up. Sometimes you might need another tortilla, based on how thick you'd like your tacos to be. Spritz tacos with olive oil spray and sprinkle with salt.

Bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until the tacos turn golden. Remove from oven and serve immediately with salsa and low fat sour cream.

6 comments:

squawmama said...

Wow Risa I am all over this recipe... My very favorite food is Mexican & Italian... I will be trying this recipe out for sure... I could use a gym believe me... Thanks for the recipe

(((HUGS & KISSES)))
Donna

Pug1 said...

I luv Mexican food too! This dish looks yummy! CHEERS! Michele

Bobbi Jo said...

I am so with you on the salsa. I love it to the point where it is hot but you can't stop eating it because it is so yummy.
I too love Mexican food. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

WishTrish said...

I can tell that you are fellow AZ Valley Girl! All of the foods you post are the ones I eat everyday! :) I don't have your cute figure anymore, unfortunately, though. I'm not Diva Shaped! LOL

That looks so good. Maybe I'll make some


right now.


Mmmmmmmm.

Millie said...

This is a good idea for saving calories.

bj said...

yUMMY....sounds so so good. I love Mexican, too. ummmm I'll be trying this recipe..many thanks.
Your blog is so cute...I just signed up to follow you so I woun't lose you in the sea of blogs...