Diabetic Taco Recipe

This diabetic taco recipe is a real treat for the kids. They can have a little fun with assembling their taco. :) This is such a quick and easy meal to make for those busy week day dinners. The ingredients in one taco gives you all the nutritional goodness that you need in a meal.


Chicken Tacos

Servings: 6

Recipe Ingredients: 1 package taco shells - (12 shells/ 6" dia)

1 package taco seasoning mix - (1 1/4 oz)

1 lb cooked chicken, shredded, or

torn into small pieces - (2 2/3 cups)

1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, (6 oz)

3/4 cup nonfat sour cream

2 cups shredded lettuce

1 cup diced tomato

3/4 cup chopped onion Recipe Instructions: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Put the taco shells on a cookie sheet.

2. In a skillet, combine the taco seasoning and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil; add the cooked chicken and simmer 10 to 15 minutes, until most of the liquid is absorbed into the chicken.

3. Bake the taco shells 5 to 7 minutes, until warm.

4. Place 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture in each taco shell. Top each with 2 tablespoons Cheddar cheese, 1 tablespoon sour cream, some shredded lettuce, diced tomato, and chopped onion. Serve immediately.

This recipe yields 6 servings. Serving size: 2 tacos.

Exchanges Per Serving: 4 Lean Meat, 2 Starch, 1/2 Fat.

Nutrition Facts: Calories 408; Calories from Fat 143; Total Fat 16g; Saturated Fat 4g; Cholesterol 82mg; Sodium 685mg; Carbohydrate 28g; Dietary Fiber 3g; Sugars 5g; Protein 35g.

Source: "American Diabetes Association at http://www.diabetes.org" S(Formatted for MC6): "09-18-2002 by Joe Comiskey - jcomiskey@krypto.net" Copyright: "© American Diabetes Association, 2001" Servings: 6

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