Eat Skinny Be Skinny: Chicken Tacos with Tomato, Cucumber & Avocado Salsa

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I absolutely love salsa. I love the word, salllllllllsssa. I love the taste and the texture. I love that you get it for “free” just by going to a Mexican restaurant. I love that you can have it mild, medium or HOT. And I love it because it’s so perty, don’t ya think?

If you were wondering (which you were, don’t lie) yes, that is a spoon in the salsa. And no, I didn’t use the spoon to stir or serve. I used said utensil to shovel nearly 1/2 of the salsa violently into my mouth. The salsa that I originally made to go on tacos. Whoops. That’s a sign of a good recipe, though, don’t you think?

I proceeded to eat about another 1/4 a cup until I realized there was very little left to top the delicious chicken tacos I prepared for dinner. So, at this point, I could either put all of the remaining salsa on my husband’s taco (since I ate my fair share) or split it in two so we could both enjoy it as a meal, which was my full intention.

Guess which option I went with?

I poured the rest of the salsa onto my taco and immediately ate  engulfed it before he came up for dinner.

“Just chicken and cheese? Don’t we have anything else to go on there?”
With a mouthful of glorious salsa, “No. Just chicken and cheese.”

It was a shameful moment in my life but I do not regret a single second (or single .7 pounds I gained that night). Because friends, this stuff, is JUST THAT GOOD. Oh, and the tacos weren’t so bad, either 🙂

Chicken Tacos with Tomato, Cucumber and Avocado Salsa

What You’ll Need:

    For the tacos:

  • Fresh corn tortillas, heated up
  • 2 chicken breasts, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream to taste
   for the salsa:
  • 3/4 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 avocado, seeded and chopped
  • 1 lime, 1/2 squeezed, 1/2 saved for garnish
  • fresh cilantro
  • salt and pepper

How to Make Them:

  • Heat olive oil in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add chicken and spices (chili powder through salt and pepper) and heat, stirring occasionally, until chicken is fully cooked through. Take off heat and set aside.
  • Chop tomatoes, cucumbers and avocado.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together chopped tomatoes, avocado and cucumber. Squeeze lime juice over mixture and mix thoroughly. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Heat the tortillas in the microwave for about 30 seconds – 1 minute. Or, if you’d prefer, heat on a grill.
  • Place chicken and cheese on the tortilla. Add salsa (if there’s any left), sour cream and extra salt and pepper and garnish with limes. Enjoy!
These tacos are SO good. And, well, ya’ll already know how I feel about the salsa. Thank the heavens for gym memberships, that’s all I’m sayin.
Nutritional information per taco: 245 calories, 8 grams of fat, 32 grams of protein and 14 grams of carbohydrates. 

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  1. Posted by Jill on
    Thursday, August 4th, 2011
    Yum. I want one of these for breakfast. 
  2. Posted by Michelle O on
    Thursday, August 4th, 2011
    I could eat this everyday! 
  3. Posted by Maria on
    Thursday, August 4th, 2011
    That looks mega delicious!
  4. Posted by Sandra on
    Thursday, August 4th, 2011
    Pretty pictures, mouthwatering salsa. I'm sure I'd eat the most of this also!
  5. Thursday, August 4th, 2011
    Mexican food and flavours are legit my fave! these look and sound fantastic :)
  6. Posted by Ann on
    Thursday, August 4th, 2011
    What a fun post!  I understand the spoon use.  I make a avocado & tomato salad with just tomatoes, avocado, salt, vinegar &'s delish.  This salsa - YUM!  What a great idea!
  7. Posted by Cassie on
    Thursday, August 4th, 2011
    I will devour anything with avocado in it and not feel bad at all! The tacos sound so delicious and wholesome!!
  8. Posted by Lindsey@Lindselicious on
    Friday, August 5th, 2011
    Oooh that salsa does look good!  The creaminess of the avocado and the crunch of the cucumber...
  9. Posted by Lindsey@Lindselicious on
    Friday, August 5th, 2011
    Oooh that salsa does look good!  The creaminess of the avocado and the crunch of the cucumber...
  10. Posted by Laural (bhealthier) on
    Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
    hhmmm yum yum yum you have me wanting some! haha. I love this recipe and I definitely want to make these asap! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I'm new to your site- but had to say these tacos look AWESOME!
  11. Thursday, August 11th, 2011
    Hi Claire! Thank you for visiting my site and now I'm here.  What a great blog you have!  I need to watch what I eat...and your blog is focus on healthy diet and I love it!  This salsa looks gooooood!  I never put cucumber, but I will try adding next.  I will like that way for sure. 
  12. Posted by Shawna-Leigh on
    Monday, July 1st, 2013
    I laughed so hard when I read your exchange with your husband...

    "Just chicken and cheese? Don’t we have anything else to go on there?"
    *With a mouthful of glorious salsa* "No. Just chicken and cheese."

    Lol, epic. Truly epic. And I can wholeheartedly relate... *shhhh* ;-)

    Tried your recipe tonight (with a few minor variations) and it turned out brilliantly! Thanks for the inspiration!!! :-D