Fast and Healthy Spicy Chicken Tacos

Spicy Chicken Tacos

Spicy Chicken Tacos

Photo by Sandra Leong, Flickr commons

No need to spend a lot of time in the kitchen toprepare a delicious and healthy meal when you can whip these delicious and nutritious spicy chicken tacos up in just a few minutes. Everyone loves the sweet and spicy taste of these tasty taco treats.

For those occasions when you simply don’t have time to spare you can quickly make these chicken tacos up in no time. There is no need to subject your family, or yourself for that matter, to unhealthy fast food from a nearby drive through window. These spicy schicken tacos have some very healthy and flavorful ingredients that make them a great option any time.


Start to Finish: 20 Minutes

1 box (4.6 oz) taco shells (12 shells)
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (3/4 lb), cut into thin, bite-size strips
1 teaspoon grated ginger root
1 small clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 large green onion, sliced
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
11/2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce


1. If desired, heat taco shells as directed on box.

2. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, ginger root and garlic; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring often, until lightly browned.

3. Stir in soy sauce, honey, onion and pepper flakes to coat. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in center.

4. To serve, place scant 1/4 cup chicken mixture in each taco shell. Top each with lettuce. Serve immediately.

6 servings (2 tacos each)

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