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20th Dec 2016

Craving Mexican Food? Try These Low Carb Chicken And Guac Tacos


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 large red pepper
  • 2 medium red onions
  • Teaspoon of honey
  • Large outer leaves of 2 heads of baby gem lettuce
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons of dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika
  • Flat teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Flat teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • A few sprigs of coriander
  • 1 scallion
  • ½ red chilli
  • Lime juice

This is a great healthy recipe when you get Mexican cravings but are trying to stay clean. The guacamole gives it a lovely creaminess and really makes it feel like a treat. This recipe works really well with beef as well, but you would need to use a good cut like striploin or ribeye cut into thin strips.

The prep’ takes about 7-8 minutes and then cooking time is about the same so this is another quick and easy meal. Get everything ready beforehand and off you go!

For the guacamole I find a pestle and mortar works best but a bowl and fork works fine too. For seasoning in general, Maldon Sea Salt is by far the best.


Step 1

Prepare your chicken and all your veg for the taco mix and guacamole. Get a big pan nice and hot.

Step 2

Mix your spices in a bowl. Add you chicken and toss around and leave to the side for a few minutes.

Step 3

Put a glug of extra virgin olive oil in the pan and add the onion and peppers and a pinch of salt for 3-4 minutes tossing around every so often until they start to get a little coloured.

Step 4

As the veg is cooking make your guacamole. Combine all your ingredients with a good pinch of salt and add lime juice to your taste. I put the juice of half a lime in this time but the amount of juice you get from a lime varies massively.

Step 5

When the veg’ starts to colour around the edges, add your chicken to the pan with a pinch of salt and toss around for 2 minutes. The pan will get quite dry now so add about 200mls of water along with the honey.The water will reduce away and cook the chicken through perfectly and create a nice sticky sauce.

Step 6

Fill your baby gem “taco” leaves with the chicken mix.

Step 7

Add a dollop of guacamole, garnish with coriander and a squeeze of lime and enjoy!

The Pure Kitchen was founded by John MacGovern – an ex accountant, turned chef who trained at Ballymaloe, gained great experience at the renowned Dublin restaurant Pichet for over 2 years & then started The Pure Kitchen. At The Pure Kitchen, they only use pure, unprocessed ingredients to create restaurant quality, paleo friendly ready meals, soups, salads & more (no dairy, gluten, wheat, anything processed). The recipes provided by John for LovinDublin are his quick & easy recipes for at home.