Saturday, August 7, 2010

Chicken lime tacos


  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast meat - cubed
  • 1/8 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 10 (6 inch) flour tortillas (or use whole wheat tortillas)
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese(can use reduced fat of any kind of cheese if you like)
  • 1/4 cup salsa


  1. Saute chicken in a medium saucepan over medium high heat for about 20 minutes. Add vinegar, lime juice, sugar, salt, pepper, green onion, garlic and oregano. Simmer for an extra 10 minutes.
  2. Heat an iron skillet over medium heat. Place a tortilla in the pan, warm, and turn over to heat the other side. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Serve lime chicken mixture in warm tortillas topped with tomato, lettuce, cheese and salsa.

These were super yummy!  My hubby really loved these too!  My daughter, who is a picky eater and won't eat anything spicy, wouldn't eat the chicken part.  These aren't spice thought, I just think she didn't like the oregano and the tart flavor.  I thought they were awesome!  Yet another nice healthy dinner that doesn't require a lot of cooking.  I think the total calorie per serving of one tortilla is about 200, but would be less with whole wheat tortillas and reduced fat cheese.

Turkey Wraps


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese with chives (I used fat-free and added my own chives)
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 6 (8 inch) whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 1/2 cups finely shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 12 slices thinly sliced deli turkey
  • 3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese(or any kind of cheese works if you want to get the reduced fat kind)
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and diced-optional
  • 1 large avocado, sliced-optional
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (you can use turkey bacon to cut down on the fat, or just not use bacon)

  • Directions
  1. Mix together the cream cheese and Dijon mustard until smooth. Spread each tortilla with about 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture, spreading to within 1/4 inch of the edge of the tortillas.
  2. Arrange about 1/4 cup of shredded lettuce on each tortilla, and press the lettuce down into the cream cheese mixture. Place 2 turkey slices per tortilla over the lettuce, and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of shredded Swiss cheese. Top each tortilla evenly with tomato, avocado slices, and crumbled bacon.
  3. Roll each tortilla up tightly, and cut in half across the middle with a slightly diagonal cut.

I loved these!!  These will definitely be something I make more often.  Even my hubby who shuns anything healthy enjoyed them =)  Another variation is to make it a lettuce wrap.  Instead of tortillas, use big pieces of lettuce, put everything on it, and enjoy!  Either way, it is a nice healthy lunch/snack.  These are also great warmed up a bit to melt the cheese.  Also, you can cut them into little pieces and use them as a healthy appetizer.