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4 Delicious Low Carb Chicken Taco Recipes

June 16, 2021

Chicken tacos are a great way to incorporate all of the seasonings and garnish that you know and love from beef or pork tacos but with less fat. If you’re looking for an even healthier twist, try making low carb chicken tacos when the craving hits. Using our Mission Better For You products, you’ll be able to enjoy a healthier taco night without sacrificing the texture or flavor of a traditional tortilla. Whether you’re excited to try low carb chicken recipes that will be a hit at your next family barbeque, or just looking for a quick and easy way to serve a delicious and nutritious dinner, these four recipes are sure to impress any crowd.

Roasted Chicken Tacos

Instead of grilling hamburgers or steaks at your next barbeque, try chicken instead! This low carb chicken recipe is full of flavor thanks to the high-heat grilling technique that locks in moisture. Begin by coating your chicken thighs with a chili powder and salt mixture, then grilling for about ten minutes (make sure to turn part way through); use a meat thermometer to check that it’s reached at least 165 degrees to be fully cooked. While the chicken is cooling, slice some jalapeños and either slice or mash fresh avocado. When the chicken is cool enough, cut it into small cubes. Use one of our Carb Balance Soft Taco Flour Tortillas and layer the chicken, avocado, and jalapeño inside. You can garnish with lime and pomegranate seeds for a colorful dish that will be irresistible to friends and family.

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Jamaican Jerk Chicken Tacos

If you’re feeling adventurous with your chicken tacos, try these Jamaican Jerk versions – you won’t be disappointed! Jerk seasoning is a blend that you can find at most stores, but if you don’t have any on hand, mix up some of your own! You’ll need minced onion, thyme, allspice, black pepper, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and a little bit of salt. This unique spice mix is a Jamaican staple that has thankfully made its way to our tables; with a little bit of sweet, salt, and heat, this flavor combination creates memorable meals. To make these chicken tacos hassle-free, buy a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken and shred it at home, then toss it with your jerk seasoning and juice from about ½ lime. While that mixture refrigerates, mix together your citrus salsa topping using tomatoes, pineapple, jalapeños, red onion, and more lime juice. When you’re ready to serve this delicious low carb meal, fill our Carb Balance Soft Taco Whole Wheat Tortillas with a heaping scoop of the chicken mixture topped with salsa. Add some cabbage and cheese for a truly mouth-watering recipe!

Easy Low Carb Italian Chicken

If you’re looking for an easy version of an Italian chicken dish that’s also low carb, you’ve found it! Use our Carb Balance Soft Taco Whole Wheat Tortillas for this recipe and roll them like a wrap or fold up for tacos! On top of each tortilla, spread some real clean-eating Mayo and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, then add lettuce, tomatoes, and thinly sliced avocados. Top with shredded chicken – buy a pre-made rotisserie chicken and shred yourself, or use leftover chicken from your refrigerator! Because this recipe has classic flavors, the seasoning on your leftover chicken can be diverse and adventurous without muddling the dish. Top everything with a drizzle of Italian dressing and enjoy!

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Chicken Caprese Tacos

Turning a beloved salad into a delicious low carb chicken taco recipe? Sign us up. Start by coating a chicken breast with pesto sauce and baking in the oven for about 25 minutes at 375 degrees. Store-bought pesto is an easy way to make this meal simple, but homemade pesto can be even more flavorful, so don’t be afraid to try making your own! When the chicken is done cooking (minimum 165 degrees), let it rest for a few minutes before slicing into half-inch pieces. Toss these pieces with the rest of your pesto to make sure everything is coated. Using our Street Tacos Carb Balance Whole Wheat Tortillas to make perfectly-sized bites, begin layering your chicken and toppings (avocado, mozzarella, tomato, basil, and a splash of balsamic glaze). Make sure you cook enough chicken to account for those who want seconds, and thirds, and fourths… it’s that delicious!

Whether you’re looking for classic flavors or something more adventurous, these low carb chicken taco recipes are sure to delight your palate while also helping you reach your nutrition goals.


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