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Moroccan Chicken Tacos

For an interesting makeover of "traditional Mexican tacos", these nutritious and delicious Moroccan Chicken Tacos keep the whole family happy.
As a variation for everyone, they make a great lunch or light dinner, when you leave out the tortilla and serve it with a lovely fresh green salad.
5 from 1 vote
HIGHLIGHTS : high protein, Adrenal Fatigue Diet, Dairy Free
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course lunch, Dinner
Cuisine American, Mexican, Adrenal Fatigue Recipes
Servings 4
Calories 351 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the salsa

  • 1 medium cucumber - chopped (leave the skin on to maximize nutrients)
  • 3 tbsp tomatoes - chopped
  • 1/2 red onion - finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp parsley - chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon - juice only

Spices for chicken rub

  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

For the tacos

  • 14 oz chicken breast (approx 400g)
  • 8 small whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 handful parsley - chopped
  • spicy sauce - optional

Instructions
 

To make salsa

  • In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the salsa and season to taste with salt and pepper.
    Allow the mixture to rest in the fridge while you prepare the chicken.

To make chicken tacos

  • Preheat the oven to 420°F (215°C).
  • Combine all the spices for the chicken rub with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and rub on the chicken breasts.
  • Heat a non-stick frying pan on medium heat, and sear the chicken breasts for 3 minutes on each side.
    Then place the chicken on a baking tray, and bake it in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Heat up the tortillas in a hot oven or on a pan.
    Chop the cooked chicken, and assemble the tacos.
  • Before serving, garnish the tacos with chopped parsley and hot sauce (if using).

Notes

Special Tip #1 - make a large batch of the chicken rub, and you can use it to spice up other recipes.
Special Tip #2 - try using the rub on roast vegetables, such as carrots, pumpkin, sweet potato, parsnip - it brings out an amazing flavor and makes a magnificent vege rich meal on its own!

Nutrition

Calories: 351kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 29gFat: 14g
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