Posted on Feb 1, 2011 | 13 comments
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