"Skinny" Chicken Tacos


Zesty, easy, and quick way to make chicken tacos that are delicious and diet-friendly. Other options for toppings would be low-fat sour cream, 2% reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend, and salsa.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound thinly sliced chicken breasts, cut into thin strips

  • 3 limes, juiced, divided

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin, divided

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder, divided

  • 2 teaspoons ground chipotle pepper, divided

  • 2 red bell peppers, cut into thin strips

  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 jalapeno peppers - stemmed, seeded, and thinly sliced

  • 4 multi-grain tortillas, or more to taste

  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped


  1. Combine chicken, juice of 1 lime, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon chipotle pepper in a bowl; allow to marinate for 10 minutes.

  2. Saute red bell peppers, onion, jalapeno peppers, juice of 1 lime, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon chipotle pepper in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until vegetables are tender yet crisp, about 5 minutes.

  3. Transfer chicken mixture to a separate non-stick skillet over medium-high heat; saute until chicken is no longer pink in the center, 5 to 10 minutes.

  4. Layer tortillas between paper towels on a microwave-safe plate; heat in microwave until warmed, 10 to 20 seconds.

  5. Spoon vegetables and chicken onto tortillas; top with cilantro and lime juice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

272 Calories
4g Fat
37g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 272
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 294mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 94mg 469%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 623mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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