So, did everyone else know how crazy easy it is to make your own ground meats? I had no idea until I saw a blurb in Cooking Light about putting chicken breast in a food processor. Sound odd to anyone else? I was intrigued so I decided to give it a go over the weekend.
Take a looksie at these chicken tacos I made!
I don’t mean to brag, but that may be the most beautiful taco I’ve ever laid eyes on. What’s even more beautful was how super easy it was to make. First I started by tossing 1 jalapeno and 2 tsp minced garlic into a food processor:
I gave that a good pulse:
Then added 8 ounces chopped chicken breast:
And literally 10 seonds later I had my very own homemade (slightly green tinted) ground chicken breast!
Isn’t it funny how something so simple can give you such a great sense of pride and accomplishment? 😀
I threw the ground chicken into a pan and seasoned with S&P and some cayenne pepper:
The meat cooked up in no time!
Next I sliced up some fresh avocado. Delicioussssssssnesssssss:
I used some Tumaro’s Low Carb tortillas (only 60 calories a pop) for my taco base, then added 2 ounces of the chicken, some chopped red onion, tomato, shredded cabbage, chopped cilantro, a little dribble of fat free sour cream, about 2 tbsp of avocado, and a little drizzle o’ lime:
A little overboard on the toppings? Perhaps…
I also added some Frank’s red hot for good measure (its hiding under the veggies)
8 ounces of chicken made me enough for four tacos. I ate two for dinner, and wrapped the remaining two up in plastic wrap for dinner the next night (by the way, the tacos were equally delicious cold 🙂 ).
So tasty and SO colorful!
Stats on 1 taco: 194 calories, 21g carbs, 7g fat, 19g protein, 10g fiber
Stats on dos tacos: 388 calories, 42g carbs, 14g fat, 38g protein, 20g fiber