Cholula Chicken Tacos with Feta

Cholula Chicken Tacos with Feta
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Cholula Chicken Tacos with Feta
Jane Bruce

Cholula Chicken Tacos with Feta

With this week's recipe SWAT theme, feta, I decided to work the ingredient into one of my most prevalent cravings — tacos. At restaurants, I find it is hard to find a taco that is still fresh and somewhat healthy tasting, and not drowned in sauce. These tacos pack in flavor and don't pack in the extras, making them a simple, fresh, and all-season favorite. 

3
Servings
128
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 Teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 small red onions, sliced
  • One 15-ounce can black beans
  • 2 1/2 Ounces Cholula
  • 10 small tortillas
  • Green salsa, to taste
  • 4 Ounces feta, crumbled

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Place the chicken breasts in a small glass baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Then, remove the chicken from the oven and carefully cut them lengthwise. Bake, uncovered, for 20 more minutes.

Meanwhile, heat 1 teaspoon of the olive oil in a medium-sized frying pan over medium-high heat, and cook the onions until golden brown. In a small saucepan, heat the black beans over low heat with the remaining olive oil. 

Remove the chicken from the oven, and with 2 forks, pull the chicken apart. (Do this while hot, so that the pieces pull apart easily.) Transfer to a bowl, and toss with the Cholula.

Place the tortillas in a stack in the microwave, covered with a damp towel, for 22 seconds on high. Then, assemble the tacos, placing the chicken in the shell first, followed by the beans, onions, salsa, and feta.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
33mg
11%
Carbohydrate, by difference
2g
2%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
47µg
7%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
184mg
18%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Folate, total
12µg
3%
Magnesium, Mg
7mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
126mg
18%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
342mg
23%
Water
21g
1%
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.