Jay's Chicken Tacos

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 164.4
  • Total Fat: 11.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 28.0 mg
  • Sodium: 44.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g
  • Protein: 10.1 g

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The Goldstein classic comes to SparkPeople. Dairy-free, kosher-meat style. Enjoy! The Goldstein classic comes to SparkPeople. Dairy-free, kosher-meat style. Enjoy!
Number of Servings: 10


    1 4-lb chicken
    1/2 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
    1 onion, chopped
    1-2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced
    3 avocados, flesh cut into cubes
    Juice of 2-3 limes
    Canola oil
    Chili powder
    Cayenne pepper (optional)
    Garlic powder
    Onion powder
    Salt and pepper


Cook the chicken thoroughly, either by boiling or using a pressure cooker (10-15 minutes). Set aside and allow to cool. Meanwhile, combine vegetables and lime juice thoroughly and refrigerate for half an hour.

Discard chicken bones, skin, and visible fat. Shred meat with fingers to form thin fibers. Toss with seasoning to desired taste. Heat a thin film of canola oil in a large non-stick pan until very hot. Heat the chicken in the pan, stirring occasionally, until some fibers begin to crisp and brown. Serve, with lettuce mixture, in tortillas (not included in nutritional estimate). Makes filling for 10 chicken tacos.

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RFGOLDSTEIN.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    I love Jay's chicken taco recipe! Yummy! - 3/30/19

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    They were delicious. It was a tad bit vague at times, but very easy recipe. I'm definitely making these again. - 1/15/11

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    these were great! My husband and I loved them...maybe a little too much :) but we are dairy lovers, added cheddar cheese and sour crean, great recipe! - 5/7/10

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    Very Good
    My husband loved it! - 3/3/08

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    Highly recommend this dish! We will eat this over and over again!! mmmmmmm....... - 3/3/08

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    Very Good
    Very good with some salsa and fat-free sour cream! - 2/5/08

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    This is the most fabulous soft or hard taco guts ever. The taste is awesome and very filling. - 1/20/08