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Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Ranch Taco Sauce

Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Ranch Taco Sauce

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Start to Finish 20 mins

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Fresh tomatillos and jicama add authentic tartness and crunch to this made-in-minutes dinner. You can find both veggies at large supermarkets or Latin groceries.


  • 3 medium fresh tomatillos
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1/2 cup chopped, peeled jicama
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/3 cup bottled ranch salad dressing
  • 3 tablespoons bottled taco sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ancho chile pepper or chili powder
  • 1 purchased roasted chicken (12 ounces cooked meat)
  • 8 6 - inches corn tortillas, warmed
  • Fresh cilantro (optional)
  • Lime wedges (optional)


  1. For the Avocado Salsa: Remove the husks from the tomatillos. Wash and chop the tomatillos; place chopped tomatillos in a medium bowl. Cut avocado in half. Remove the seed and peel the avocado. Chop avocado and add to tomatillos. Add jicama, cilantro, and lime juice. Toss to combine; set aside.
  2. For the Ranch Taco Sauce: In a small bowl combine dressing, taco sauce, and chile pepper; set aside.
  3. Remove the meat from the chicken; discard skin and bones. Coarsely shred the chicken.
  4. To assemble, top tortillas evenly with shredded chicken. Spoon Avocado Salsa atop chicken. Drizzle with Ranch Taco sauce. If desired, garnish with lime wedges and additional fresh cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

(Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Ranch Taco Sauce)

Servings Per Recipe 4, sat. fat (g) 5, Monounsaturated fat (g) 7, carb. (g) 21, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 12, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Thiamin (mg) 0, Potassium (mg) 675, vit. A (IU) 287, sodium (mg) 781, pro. (g) 40, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 1, Folate (µg) 49, vit. C (mg) 12, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, sugar (g) 2, iron (mg) 2, calcium (mg) 43, fiber (g) 4, chol. (mg) 157, cal. (kcal) 462, Fat, total (g) 24

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