Monday, December 7, 2009

Healthy Tacos in Five Minutes Flat


I know - this sort of a random post for a mostly crafty blog. But I do like to blog about work-at-home mom stuff now and then, and what's more important to work-at-home moms than healthy meals that don't require hours in the kitchen?

I've been meaning to share this recipe for a while now because a) it's entirely of my own creation, and b) it's really really good. These tacos have become a weekly staple at our house. And for die-hard Mexican food fans like my husband and me, that's really saying something.

This recipe really couldn't be easier. All you need is five minutes, taco shells, some cheese and a few things you probably already have around the house. Or, at least, things we always have around the house.

Five-minute Chicken Tacos

1 t. vegetable oil
1 can chunk white chicken, drained
1 can black beans, drained
1 cup (or to taste) chunky salsa
Taco shells
Taco toppings - shredded lettuce, guacamole, tomato, shredded cheese, sour cream or whatever your family likes

Warm taco shells according to package directions. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add chicken. Add beans. Add salsa. Combine, shredding the chicken with a fork or spatula. Cook until excess liquid has been absorbed and mixture begins to bubble (about 5 minutes). Serve chicken mixture in taco shells with shredded lettuce, cheese or other toppings.

Serve with a fruit salad or one of those microwave Spanish rice-in-a-bag thingies (yes, they work) and you're good to go! The chicken mixture is also equally delicious served in soft tacos or, if you're feeling really fancy, in enchiladas.

Enjoy!

4 comments:

SHN Handmade said...

oh, HEAVEN. One thing I miss about living in the Big D is good Mexican food. This sounds like it may be right up my alley. Thanks for sharing!

Tracey@SewSimplyCreative said...

Sounds yummy and I love quick and easy! Thanks Kelly!

rosebud101 said...

Those tacos sound delicious!! I'm going to try them this week!

ElegantSnobbery said...

Mmmm, that sounds good! And I love those spanish rice-in-a-bag thingies. Sometimes I mix one of those rice bags with canned chicken and a half can of cream of chicken soup, then add the black beans, salsa and sour cream and guac, and stuff in a taco shell. Very good, if you ever want a similar alternative!