Chicken and Swiss Chard Tacos | Tacos de pollo deshebrado y acelga
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Give your chicken tacos a super healthy spin by using swiss chard.
Recipe type: tacos, dinner, lunch
Cuisine: Mexican, Fusion
Serves: 2-3
  • 2 chicken breasts, boiled and shredded*
  • 1 bunch or 4-5 large leaves of chard, thoroughly rinsed and cleaned
  • 1 extra small white onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • large pinch of fine sea salt
  • 1.5 tbsp olive oil
  • corn tortillas
Additional and optional ingredients:
  • crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese
  • salsa of choice
  • avocado slices
  1. After cleaning the chard trim off the white stalk bottoms and discard them. Next slice the leaves into thin strips and set aside. Heat the oil and once warm sauté the onion slices until soft, add the garlic and sauté for 2 minutes or until soft. Next add the shredded chicken, sliced chard and cumin, pepper and salt. Allow the chard to wilt and give the ingredients a good stir. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve on top of warm corn tortillas and toppings of choice.
*I used leftover boiled chicken, you can of course use raw skinless chicken breast. If you do use raw chicken make sure to cook it through before adding the chard. You'll also want to chop it up into small bite-size pieces.

The prep and cook times given here are if you are also using leftover boiled chicken. If having to cook the chicken then the prep and cooking time will be longer.

!Variations: If you would like to make this a vegan or vegetarian meal, replace the chicken with potatoes or mushrooms or even beans.
Recipe by Spicie Foodie ™ at