Wednesday, August 4, 2010

'Chicken' Soft Tacos with Sauteed Onions and Apples

Use the Tuscan 'chicken' breasts from Gardein for this yummy taco recipe! Chop 3 of the breasts into bite-sized pieces, and either discard the sauce that they come with, or save for another use. Sprinkle the 'chicken' with 1/2 tsp. nutmeg and 1/2 tsp. black pepper; although the original recipe also called for 1/2 tsp. salt, I omitted it since there is already quite a bit of sodium in Gardein.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the 'chicken' and saute for 7 minutes; remove from the pan and set aside.

Reduce the heat to medium and melt 1 tablespoon vegan butter (such as Earth Balance) in the same skillet; add 2 cups thinly sliced onion and cook for 4 minutes. Add 2 cups thinly sliced, peeled Granny Smith apple and cook for 6 minutes. Add 2 minced garlic cloves; cook for 30 seconds.

Return the 'chicken' to the pan, and cook for a final 2 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat 8 (6-inch) flour tortillas according to package directions (I like the whole wheat tortillas from Whole Foods' 365 brand). Spoon about 1/2 cup of the 'chicken' mixture into each tortilla - 2 stuffed tacos make a serving of 460 calories.

Gardein chicken $7.98
onion $1.00
Granny Smith apple $2.04
flour tortillas

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance