Close up of three corn tortilla tacos filled generously with chicken, cilantro, and red onions displayed on a blue platter.

Chicken Tacos

Close up of three corn tortilla tacos filled generously with chicken, cilantro, and red onions displayed on a blue platter.

Chicken Tacos

Mediterranean-inspired chicken tacos featuring sweet golden raisins and tangy feta cheese. A unique take on traditional tacos.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Mediterranean, Mexican
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 330 kcal

Equipment

  • Indoor or outdoor grill
  • Meat thermometer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon cane sugar or light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 pound boneless chicken breast
  • Canola oil, for drizzling
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup radish, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • ¼ cup red onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil
  • ½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 ounces reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled
  • Twelve 4-6-inch corn tortillas

Instructions
 

  • Whisk together cane sugar, paprika, cinnamon, pepper, cumin, and salt in a small bowl.
  • Add chicken to bowl and coat with sugar mixture. Drizzle chicken with canola oil.
  • Grill chicken for 5-10 minutes on each side or until internal temperature reaches 165 F. Let stand 5 minutes. Dice chicken once cooled.
  • While chicken cools, whisk together olive oil and lemon juice in a large bowl. Add carrots, cilantro, radish, raisins, and red onions. Stir to combine.
  • Heat tortillas according to package instructions.
  • Assemble tacos by placing chicken in tortilla and topping with carrot mixture, Greek yogurt and feta cheese.

Notes

Recipe submitted by Lela McGee Harvey for Savor the Flavor of Flint, a community-based partnership with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to promote delicious, healthy eating and highlight recipes from local chefs and home cooks in the city of Flint.

Nutrition

Serving: 2 tacosCalories: 330kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 24gFat: 9gSodium: 400mgFiber: 5g
Keyword 30 minutes or Less, BBQ, Dinner, Game Day, Kid-friendly, Summer
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