Preparing healthy food can be easier than you think. And the easiest place to find healthy, easy to make food in your kitchen. Here is an easy recipe to make Healthy Spicy Chinese Chicken Tacos:
Healthy Spicy Chinese Chicken Tacos
Two of my favorite food type, Mexican and Chinese come together for a quick and easy recipe, that is a tasty combination. This recipe only takes around 20 minutes to prepare.
Here is what you need:
1 box (4.6 oz) taco shells (12 shells)
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (3/4 lb), cut into thin, bite-size strips
1 teaspoon grated gingerroot
1 small clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 large green onion, sliced
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
11/2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
Keeping it Healthy
A few key points about what make this a heathy meal:
First off, Fresh Ingredients
Fresh vegetables are always best, as frozen vegetables lose their taste, nutrients. When frozen the cellular structures of the plants crystalize and break down and are not as beneficial as fresh plants.
Healthier Low Fat Meat
Chicken by far is a better choice then say pork or red meats. The best way to avoid extra calories and fat is to go boneless for sure!
Don’t Lose out on Healthy Seasoning
For something sweet, honey is far and away a healthier choice than other corn and sugar based sweeteners. Also another healthy honey alternative is agave nectar or syrup. Something to be aware of when using soy sauce, don’t over do it. Soy sauce is loaded with sodium. I would suggest switching to a low sodium soy sauce.
Preparing the Spicy Chinese Chicken Tacos
- If desired, heat taco shells as directed on box.
- Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, gingerroot and garlic; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring often, until lightly browned.
- Stir in soy sauce, honey, onion and pepper flakes to coat. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in center.
- To serve, place scant 1/4 cup chicken mixture in each taco shell. Top each with lettuce. Serve immediately.
6 servings (2 tacos each)
Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories: 180, Calories from Fat: 60% DV, Total Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 1.5g, Cholesterol 35mg, Sodium 260mg, Total Carbohydrate 18g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 4g, Protein 14g, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 4%, Iron 6%, Exchanges: 1 Starch, 11/2 Very Lean Meat, 1 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 1
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