Week 40

Tomorrow is October 4, which just so happens to be National Taco Day so of course we had to include them on our featured meal of the week! On the menu we have Cilantro-Lime Grilled Chicken Tacos with a Fresh Tomatillo Salsa that go perfect together! Who else is as happy as we are about National Taco Day???

PREP TIME: 20 min

COOK TIME: 15 min


TOTAL: 50 min


Cilantro-Lime Grilled Chicken Tacos

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • Grated rind and juice of 2 limes
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 ½ lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to ½-inch-thickness
  • 2 (11.57-oz) pkg corn tortillas
  • 1 small head red cabbage, finely shredded
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 (7-oz) can pickled jalapeno peppers, drained

Fresh Tomatillo Salsa

  • 1 lb fresh tomatillos, husks removed
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro


Tacos: Stir together cilantro, mayonnaise, lime rind, lime juice, oil, garlic, cumin, and jalapeno. Season chicken with salt and pepper; place in a resealable plastic bag. Pour cilantro mixture over chicken. Seal bag, and marinate in refrigerator 4 to 6 hours. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Grill chicken, covered, 6 minutes per side or until done. Let stand 5 minutes before thinly slicing chicken. Heat tortillas according to package directions. Serve chicken in tortillas topped with cabbage, cheese, Fresh Tomatillo Salsa and jalapenos.

Fresh Tomatillo Salsa: Chop tomatillos, and place in a blender with jalapenos, lime juice, and cilantro; process until smooth. Season salsa with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 3 days.


Serving size: 6 servings, 413 calories, 19.2g fat, 4.2g  saturated fat, 60 g carbohydrates, 2.4g fiber, 36.2g protein, 4.2g sugar

At Carrington Medical Spa we are committed to helping you live a healthy lifestyle (even on National Taco Day?)