Life Without Diabetes Mexican tacos

This is a very quick and simple Mexican tacos recipe, perfect for when you want something really tasty in return for very little effort.

Mexican tacos
Chris Alack

Prep time 10 minutes

Cook time 10-15 minutes

Serves 2

Calories per portion 535

2 small chicken breasts (about 300g combined weight), finely sliced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
300g cherry tomatoes, quartered
15g fresh coriander, finely chopped
juice of 1 lime
4 mini soft tortillas
60g sour cream
1 baby gem lettuce (about 100g), finely shredded
salt and pepper

1. Mix the chicken, olive oil and chilli powder in a bowl then place in a frying pan over a medium heat and cook for about 10 minutes or until thoroughly cooked. Season with salt and pepper and set aside. 

2. Combine the cherry tomatoes, coriander and lime in a bowl, season and set aside. 

3. Place a frying pan or griddle over a high heat and toast each tortilla for up to 1 minute on each side until browned and puffing up. 

4. To serve, spread sour cream on each tortilla, top with the lettuce, tomato mixture and the chicken. 

We strongly advise consulting your doctor before embarking on any diet plan. You should also discuss your medication if necessary. The Life Without Diabetes eating plan is not suitable if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or underweight.

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© Roy Taylor 2020. Recipes created by: participants on the diabetes reversal trial, Kathryn Bruton, Alison Barnes. Food styling: Clare Lewis. Styling: Sue Radcliffe.