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Dialysis Friendly Taco Recipe

Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr.:

Chicken Tacos

Yield: Serves 4: 1 serving = 1/2 cup chicken mixture, 2 taco shells.

Ingredients

  • ¾ pound ground chicken
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh garlic
  • 1 package of 8 taco shells*
  • ½ cup Mexican blend natural shredded cheese**
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh scallions

Directions

  1. Brown the ground chicken in butter on medium heat along with the seasonings.

  2. Fill 2 taco shells for each person with meat mixture, cilantro, scallions and cheese.
    MEASURING the cheese is the key! It should be 1/8 cup per 2 tacos.

Optional Serving Suggestions: Ingredients can also be served in a lettuce wrap, pressed between a flour tortilla to make a quesadilla, or tossed with spaghetti or rice.

 Shopping tips:

* Read the labels! Some brands have as much as 170mg sodium for 2 shells; others have 0-5mg

** Natural cheese has less sodium and phosphorus than processed cheese

Nutrition Per Serving

Chicken Mixture
Calories 270
Protein 19 g
Carbohydrate 2 g
Total Fat 20 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 85 mg
Potassium 264 mg
Phosphorus 82 mg
Sodium 146 mg
2 Taco Shells
Calories 122
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 16 g
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 0.8 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Potassium 46 mg
Phosphorus 64 mg
Sodium 4 mg
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