Recipe: Swiss Chard Chicken Tacos

Don't wait for Taco Tuesday to give these a try ...
Recipe: Swiss Chard Chicken Tacos

If tacos are a weekly staple in your house, try preparing this family favorite in a healthier way.

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The surprise twist is substituting Swiss chard leaves for taco shells! Fill them with flavorful chicken and spinach for a new take on a Mexican classic.


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium-sized onion, chopped
1 pound ground chicken breast
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon garam masala
3 cups washed and chopped spinach
3 Swiss chard leaves, washed, red vein removed and each large strip cut in half horizontally


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and sauté the onion until translucent, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the ground chicken, garlic salt, cumin and garam masala and cook thoroughly, 6 to 8 minutes. Fold in the spinach and cook until it’s wilted.
  3. Remove the skillet from heat.
  4. Use the Swiss chard leaves as “taco shells” for the chicken mixture.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 2 servings (3 tacos per serving).

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Calories: 487
Total fat: 9.6 g
Saturated fat: 1.0g
Trans fat: 0.0 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 653.7 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 12.4 g
Fiber: 3.2 g
Sugars: 3.4 g
Protein: 73 g

Source: Skinny Liver: A Proven Program to Prevent and Reverse the New Silent Epidemic — Fatty Liver Disease by Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, with Ibrahim Hanouneh, MD (© 2017 Da Capo Lifelong Books).

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