Angela’s Ground Chicken Tacos

Chicken Tacos

Today is a historic day. It’s the first time that a fellow P90xer has sent me a full recipe WITH A PHOTO! Yay! One small step for Angela, one giant leap for myp90xnutritionplan.com. OK, I admit that was lame…but I do love it when people do my work for me! lol. Thanks, Angela! =)

Take it away Angela…
“I have a new one for you. My hubby is a pretty finicky eater, and when I find something that works and is also pretty healthy, I milk it. Here is something I have been tweaking for a while. It was originally a tostada recipe from a friend, but I have adjusted it a bit and it makes great soft tacos, or, naked tacos on top of brown rice or bulgur. The best part is it takes average ingredients that most of us have on hand. See what you think!

Serves: 2 (three tacos each)


  • 12 ounces lean ground chicken
  • 6 corn tortillas (unless using one of the other serving suggestions below)
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons chili powder (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro (or to taste – I use fresh when I have it in the summer from my garden, but dried works fine)
  • 4 oz. Mexican shredded cheese (optional topping)
  • Pico de Gallo (optional topping)
  • 3 oz. Avocado Slices (optional topping)

Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium/high heat. Add onions and bell pepper; saute until soft. Add ground chicken, breaking up to “scramble” and cook through. Add cinnamon and chili powder and saute for about one minute. Add salsa and saute for 3-4 minutes. Add lime juice and cilantro and saute for about one minute. Top with 2% Mexican shredded cheese, pico de gallo, avocado slices, or, just eat straight up!

Angela’s Notes:

  • A lot of these ingredients are “personal taste” items. I like a lot of chili powder and lime juice/cilantro, some may not like them. Adjust accordingly.
  • I usually serve these with Trader Joe’s hand made flour tortillas, but for P90X, have made the following adjustments that work out really deliciously:
    –  Serve over one cup cooked bulgur for only one carb and only about 110 extra calories; Brown rice works too, but has more calories
    – Serve with corn tortillas instead of flour for fewer calories
    – Make tostada shells by baking corn tortillas in the 350 degree oven for about 6-7 minutes and have tostadas”

OK, CJ’s back. Here are my additions:
P90x Nutrition Plan Portions:
1/2 of recipe is 3 protein servings, 1/2 vegetable serving (it can be 1 full vegi if you use 1/2 cup Pico de Gallo on your serving), 1 fat serving (if using avacado, if not it’s only 1/2 fat serving), 2 dairy servings (if using cheese), 1 carb serving (if using corn tortillas).

Also, here’s my standard list of taco toppings and the portions that go along with them. Don’t you love how you can mix and match to make this fit into your day’s portion approach servings?

Potential Toppings:

  • 2 oz. grated low-fat cheddar cheese OR 3 oz. low-fat Mozzarella (2 dairy servings)
  • 2 oz. olives (1/2 fat serving)
  • 1 chopped tomato (1 vegi serving)
  • 1 cup chopped lettuce (1/2 vegi serving)
  • 2 Tb. fat-free salsa (1 condiment serving)

P.S. Do any of you folks want to be famous like Angela? 😉 Send me a recipe and I’ll do my best to try it out. Do you want to be famous SOONER than my next trip to the grocery store? Send me the recipe with a pretty picture and I’ll publish it right away!! This would be especially awesome for those of you who like fish… my hubby and I really can’t stand seafood. I’m going to try a tasty-sounding Salmon recipe that one P90xer sent me (you know who you are, TJ! 😉 ), but I have to admit that it will be a stretch. So if you guys want to see fish recipes on here sooner rather than later, make them, take photos, and send ’em on in!!

More Monday. Have a good weekend guys! – CJ =)


Skip to comment form

  1. lebsica gonzalez

    Thanks, CJ! 🙂

  2. lebsica gonzalez

    Hi, I’m confused. This recipe is calling for corn tortillas not taco shells, correct? These are different, correct?

    1. CJ =)

      Hi Lebsica! Yes, this calls for corn tortillas, not taco shells. I usually lightly toast them in a pan first to warm them up.
      – CJ =)

  3. Brenda

    Hi CJ i love your blog…is there anyway i can get a download of all the recipies you have on here? my email is


    1. CJ =)

      Hey, thanks Brenda! Sorry, at this time I don’t have any kind of document like that. If you go to the Categories pulldown, though, and sort by the P90x Recipes category, you’ll see a list of all of the recipes on the site!
      Hope that helps.
      – CJ =)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>