Chicken Chipotle Tacos with Avocado Salsa

Chicken Chipotle Tacos with Avocado Salsa
Staff Writer

Holly Clegg

Shredded chicken in a smoky fiery sauce, topped with refreshing cool avocado salsa, makes an outstanding combo. Another great recipe for leftover grilled chicken or rotisserie.

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8
Servings
107
Calories Per Serving
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Notes

 

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Ingredients

For the avocado salsa

  • 1/3  Cup  finely chopped cucumber
  • 1/3  Cup  finely chopped red onion
  • large avocado, diced
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  olive oil
  • 1  Tablespoon  lime juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the tacos

  • 1/4  Cup  chopped red onion
  • 1  Teaspoon  minced garlic
  • 2-3  Tablespoons  chopped chipotle peppers
  • 1  Tablespoon  honey
  • 2  Cups  chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4  Cup  chopped green onions
  • 2  Cups  shredded skinless rotisserie chicken breast
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • small flour tortillas, heated
  • Avocado salsa

Directions

For the avocado salsa

In bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Refrigerate until using.

For the tacos

In a large nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, sauté the onion and garlic for 3-5 minutes, stirring.

Add the chipotle peppers, honey, and tomatoes, cooking and stirring 5-7 minutes, or until slightly thickened.

Add the green onions and chicken. Season to taste. Top each tortilla with chicken mixture and the avocado salsa. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
53mg
18%
Carbohydrate, by difference
5g
4%
Protein
16g
35%
Vitamin A, RAE
55µg
8%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
10mg
13%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
45µg
50%
Calcium, Ca
42mg
4%
Choline, total
56mg
13%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
20µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
23mg
7%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
143mg
20%
Selenium, Se
22µg
40%
Sodium, Na
233mg
16%
Water
52g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.

Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.