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Healthier Chicken Taco and Burrito Recipes From The Mission Catalog

May 13, 2021

Balancing a love of delicious food with healthy eating habits can be incredibly difficult, especially when it comes to taco night. Luckily, you don’t have to sacrifice on flavor to enjoy a healthier version of dishes you love. With the right recipe and a bit of practice, you can make authentic, flavorful meals that won’t break your daily calorie budget. 

Today, we’ll break down the most popular healthy chicken recipes in the Mission Foods database. From lighter chicken tacos to nutritious burrito options, you can still eat what you love while eating right. We’ll also feature the best Mission products from the Better For You collection to pair with each meal. Healthier eating can be delicious with these simple recipes!


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Jamaican Jerk Chicken Tacos

If you’re a fan of spicy chicken tacos, these Jamaican jerk chicken tacos will bring the heat. Shred rotisserie chicken or chicken breasts and coat with jerk seasoning and lime juice. Next, you’ll combine tomatoes, cilantro, pineapple, red onions, and jalapeños for the perfect taco topper. 

Combine all ingredients inside Mission’s Carb Balance Soft Taco Whole Wheat Tortillas for a soft, tasty wrap with zero sugar and only three grams of net carbs. With a prep time of just 15 minutes, you can whip up these tacos when time is tight. Try adding cheese and cabbage for even more flavor. 


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Chicken Caprese Tacos

Bring your favorite Italian flavors to taco night with this creative recipe. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and marinate chicken with pesto sauce. When your oven is ready, you’ll cook for about 25 minutes or until it reaches 165 degrees internally. When cooked, slice into half-inch pieces and toss with pesto. 

Use Mission’s Street Tacos Carb Balance Whole Wheat Tortillas as a base for the taco. Add a layer of chicken, one slice of avocado, one slice of fresh mozzarella, one-half slice of tomato, one-half tablespoon of basil, and one-quarter teaspoon of balsamic glaze. This chicken taco recipe is a hit for family dinners or entertaining. 

Chicken and Guacamole Burritos

As the name implies, these burritos pack authentic flavors into an appetizing wrap. Our recipe starts with chicken on a grill for about five minutes per side, then finished off in the oven at 350 degrees. After preparing guacamole, you’ll heat onions and peppers in a pan before adding the cut chicken pieces. 

To assemble, spread guacamole onto a Mission Organic Flour Tortilla. Place the chicken, onion, and pepper mixture in the center of the tortilla and wrap tightly. Sour cream is a popular addition, and the mixture is delicious without chicken if you’re looking for a vegetarian option. This recipe is a classic and will become a go-to option for burrito lovers everywhere. 


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Chicken Tacos With Creamy Pasilla Chile

Don’t let the big ingredient list scare you off, this recipe is easy to make and easily worth the effort. Start by grilling chicken for five minutes per side, and then place in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 to 14 minutes. After shredding the chicken and mixing the pasilla, you’ll heat them together for about five minutes to set off the flavors. 

Warm up some Mission Organic White Corn Tortillas for an authentic taste made with Certified Non-GMO ingredients. Top the chicken and pasilla with red cabbage, queso fresco, and cilantro for a fresh, flavorful taco you’ll crave again and again. 

Portion control might still be a concern, but these recipes are made with fresh ingredients to help keep your nutritional goals on track. Eating healthier might take some sacrifice, but you’ll never have to give up flavor using the vast collection of recipes available on the Mission Foods website. Try some of these lighter menu options alongside Mission’s Better For Your products for mouthwatering meals every day of the week.

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