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.
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
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).
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!
Calories: 351kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 29gFat: 14g
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