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Quick chicken tacos recipe

Quick chicken tacos recipe

32 ratings

Spice up your midweek meals with these zingy chicken tacos. Ready in just over half an hour, Cajun spices, pickled onions and sautéed peppers combine for a real taste sensation in soft tortilla wraps. Balance the heat and cool off with low-fat yogurt and fresh iceberg lettuce, if you like. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 424 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 400g chicken breast mini fillets, cut into strips
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 200g low-fat natural yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 peppers, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • ½ iceberg lettuce, finely sliced
  • 1 red chilli, finely sliced
  • 8 mini plain tortilla wraps
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    12g 17%
  • Saturates

    3g 17%
  • Sugars

    12g 13%
  • Salt

    1.7g 29%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 42.9g Protein 33.7g Fibre 6.1g


  1. Toss the chicken in a bowl with the lemon juice, 100g yogurt and the Cajun seasoning. Season and set aside for 15 mins (or cover and chill for up to 24 hrs). Put the onion, vinegar, sugar and a pinch of salt in a small bowl and set aside to pickle.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large frying pan over a high heat and fry the peppers for 10-15 mins until softened. Stir in the garlic and fry for 2 mins until lightly golden. Season with pepper and tip out onto a plate.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in the pan over a high heat and use tongs to transfer the chicken to the pan. Discard any leftover marinade. Fry the chicken for 10 mins, turning often, until golden and cooked through.
  4. Meanwhile, dry-fry the tortillas in a separate frying pan over a high heat for 30 secs each side until warmed. Wrap in foil to keep warm.
  5. Stir the peppers through the chicken and heat through for 1-2 mins. Put the lettuce, chilli and 100g yogurt in small bowls and serve with the chicken and peppers, pickled red onion and tortillas.

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