Recipe: Swiss Chard Chicken Tacos

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Recipe: Swiss Chard Chicken Tacos

If tacos are an old standby in your house, try giving a family favorite a healthier twist.

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The surprise healthy ingredient here? Chard leaves stand in as taco shells. Fill them with flavorful chicken and spinach for a new take on a Mexican classic.


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium-size 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, 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 the 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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