Nine More Months: Chicken Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Broccoli Slaw

Friday, March 30, 2012

Chicken Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Broccoli Slaw

I've been meaning to post a healthy recipe for Food Friday on Mamavation, but I never take pictures of my food, or I feel like it's not healthy enough to post about. Well last night I hit the jackpot when I made these babies.

I posted this picture on Facebook, and one of my friends thought I was at a restaurant! No sir, I made these right at home.

The funny thing was, I didn't really make any plans for dinner. I don't like being unprepared, so I threw a pack of chicken breasts in the crock pot with salsa on top. I figured I'd know what to do with them later, and I did!

When they were fully cooked, I poured out almost all of the liquid and then shredded them up with the salsa that was left on top, resulting in a non-mushy shredded chicken.

I wasn't sure what I would do with them, but I remembered something I saw on Pinterest. Baked taco shells, right on the oven rack. I just happened to have a package of corn tortillas, so I made a bunch of those.

Picture credit: Eating Well

Last but not least, I wanted something to top them with. Cheese didn't sound good, and I was all out of lettuce and tomatoes. I did have a bag of broccoli slaw that I picked up the day before, though! I simply mixed half of the bag with one (big) lime and half a bunch of cilantro, and a little salt too.

These were the best tacos I've had in a long time, and I didn't have to feel guilty about eating FOUR of them!


Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

Those look DELICIOUS! I love when people can take a regular recipe like tacos and make them healthy :)

Lilac City Momma said...

Those look really good!!

Kathryn Costa said...

OMG! I just made these and they are fantastic! I pinned them on one of my boards so I can remember how to make them. So simple. Thanks for sharing!

MNMSpecial said...

I think I know what I'm making for dinner tonight!

Lori Frank said...

I love Chicken Noodle Soup! Thanks! We are definately making soup this weekend.