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Carisa here from Messes to Memories! I'm so excited to be sharing one of my favorite healthy dinner ideas!! These Chicken Apple Tacos resulted from an experiment that my mom and I threw together when I was in college. Over the years it has become a family favorite!
I came home from college to visit my mom and she asked me what we should have for dinner. We were in the mood to try something new and delicious! We searched and found the idea for Chicken Apple Tacos. At first I was dead set against it because I am not the biggest fan of soft squishy cooked apples. But my mom put her persuasive skill to use and we decided to test it out anyway.
The result was amazing and literally one of my favorite dishes ever. The flavor is out of this world and it gets 10 points for being a unique and fun dish! It's also super healthy! I mean it has apples in it! Add a little lettuce and cheese. Plus you top it off with salsa and guacamole! Mm... Two of my favorite things!
I always seem to pull this recipe out in January! I don't know why, but it just seems fresh and exciting and definitely makes me feel good about what I am putting into my body! Perfect for the new year and getting healthy.
When I told my kids we were having Chicken Apple Tacos I got the weirdest reaction. My son (age 2) was completely confused why we were cooking apples and putting them in a tortilla... My daughter Lanae was thrilled we were putting apples in our tacos. She is officially the biggest apple lover that I know.
I promise, these are good and well worth trying! I have found that having the apples a little thicker and getting them cooked just right so that they aren't soggy, but still crisp and juicy and flavorful really makes this dish pop!
Chicken Apple Tacos
Carisa @ Messes to Memories
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 chicken breasts sliced
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 1 Tbs butter
- 2 c thinly sliced onion
- 2 c sliced, peeled granny smith apples
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 8 (6 in) flour tortillas
- Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over med-high. Sprinkle chicken evenly with spices. Add chicken to pan; sauté 7 min or until cooked through and starting to brown. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.
- Melt butter in pan, add onion, cook 4 min or until tender, stirring often. Add apple; cook 6 min or until golden, stirring frequently. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds. Return chicken to pan; cook 2 min or until thoroughly heated.
- Serve with salsa, lettuce, guacamole and cheese.
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