Chicken Rolled Tacos

So, you’ve baked all of these chicken breasts last night, and now it seems daunting that you’ll be eating chicken breasts ALL WEEK LONG!  Ugh…how boring.  WRONG!  Sure, you can eat baked chicken the same way, everyday, or you can get creative and spunky.  Make tacos, sandwiches, salads, even stir fry.  Don’t be afraid to cut up your baked chicken and toss it into whatever you crave!

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I love Mexican food/flavors.  It might just be my favorite cuisine.  It’s just fun.  Whenever I go to a Mexican restaurant, it’s always a fun experience; regardless if it’s a classy place or authentic and divey.  Mexican flavors are easy to play with too because they blend perfectly with a variety of meats, chicken, and fish.  So, you really can’t go wrong when cooking Mexican inspired foods!  Anyway, back to rolled tacos… rolledtaco2

I thought about calling these “taquitos” but taquitos are usually fried or have a crispier tortilla.  These do not, I kept the tortilla soft; so I’m calling it a rolled taco. 🙂

The ingredients and nutritional information below is for two rolled tacos; one serving.  I used one corn and one flour.  Corn tortillas are usually a little bit higher in calories and CHO compared to flour.  These are small tortillas, roughly 4″ in diameter.   rolledtaco4

Chicken Rolled Tacos
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Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • 1 small corn tortilla
  • 1 small flour tortilla
  • 1 wedge of Laughing Cow queso fresca cheese spread
  • 1 (3-4oz) chicken breast
  • ¼ tsp. cumin
  • Lettuce/Spring Mix, for bed of salad
  • 1-2 tbsp. salsa
  • 1-2 tbsp. fresh homemade guacamole
Instructions
  1. Microwave tortilla's between two damp paper towels for 20 seconds to soften.
  2. Using one wedge of Laughing Cow cheese, spread onto both tortillas
  3. Slice cooked chicken breast thinly, and place onto tortillas, leaving enough room to roll up.
  4. Sprinkle cumin onto the chicken pieces, and roll up tortilla tightly.
  5. Place tacos over a bed of lettuce/spring mix.
  6. Dollop salsa followed by guacamole on top of the tacos.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 tacos Calories: 429 Fat: 13.7g Saturated fat: 3.4g Unsaturated fat: 7.5g Carbohydrates: 37.7g Sugar: 1.0g Sodium: 350mg Fiber: 3.3g Protein: 32.9g Cholesterol: 75.2mg

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These rolled tacos make a perfect lunch that you can easily make the night before, or even a quick snack.  If you do make these the night before, I would recommend putting the guac. and the salsa in separate containers, just to avoid soggy tacos. rolledtaco5

Don’t forget to check out my homemade guacamole recipe!  It’s simple, creamy, and a punch of flavor.  Be sure to bring some mints and/or gum with you to work/school if you do bring this along!
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