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60 minutes
8 servings
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dairy-free
(?)
Has dairy from:
mexican blend cheese
gluten-free
(?)
Has gluten from:
flour tortilla
chicken broth
mexican blend cheese
kid friendly
has meat
(?)
Has meat from:
chicken broth
chicken breast
has pasta
has seafood
mediterranean
vegan
(?)
Not vegan due to:
chicken broth
chicken breast
mexican blend cheese
vegetarian
(?)
Not vegetarian due to:
chicken broth
chicken breast
pescatarian
(?)
Not pescatarian due to:
chicken broth
paleo
(?)
Not paleo due to:
flour tortilla
mexican blend cheese
This recipe has no customizations.
 
Nutrition to Balance
This recipe has Sodium as 103% (as a percentage of RDA).
 
You'll likely need to take this into account today to balance out your diet.
 
Nutrition Rating Details
Here are the percentages used to determine the nutritional rating for this recipe:
• Calcium: 1.0% of RDA
• Calories: 25.5% of RDA
• Carbs: 23.7% of RDA
• Fat (total lipid): 17.9% of RDA
• Fiber: 36.2% of RDA
• Fructose: 5.8% of RDA
• Protein: 31.1% of RDA
• Sodium: 103% of RDA
• Sugar: 20.1% of RDA
• Vitamin A (IU): 46.7% of RDA
• Vitamin B6: 67.4% of RDA
• Vitamin C: 11.1% of RDA
• Iron: 1.8% of RDA
• Magnesium: 39.9% of RDA
• Manganese: 13.6% of RDA
• Niacin: 77.4% of RDA
• Potassium: 25.5% of RDA
• Zinc: 18.4% of RDA
If any nutritional component is greater than 75% of RDA (or any vitamin/mineral is greater than 600% of RDA), the recipe gets a “Nutrition to Balance” rating.
Whether this matters for your diet depends mostly on what other foods you consume today.
 
MACROS
Carbohydrate
65.3
g
Calories
509
 
Fiber
10.1
g
Iron
0.339
mg
Protein
35.0
g
Sodium
1399
mg
Sugars
6.29
g
Fat (total lipid)
10.9
g
 
MAIN RECIPE INGREDIENTS
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Substitutions
8
whole
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-
 
 
2
cups
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frozen corn.
 
2
tbsp
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-
 
 
1
whole
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-
 
chopped.
 
3
tsp
+
-
 
 
2
tsp
+
-
 
 
1
tsp
+
-
 
 
1 1/2
tsp
+
-
 
 
4
cloves
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-
 
chopped.
 
1 1/2
cups
+
-
 
1
can
+
-
 
28 oz. can.
 
2
lbs
+
-
 
boneless, skinless.
 
2
tbsp
+
-
 
see dependent recipe.
 
4
cups
+
-
 
 
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INGREDIENTS FOR: HOMEMADE TACO SEASONING
Amount
Measure
Ingredient
 
3
tbsp
 
3/4
tsp
 
3/4
tsp
 
1
tsp
 
1/2
tsp
 
2
tsp
 
1 1/2
tbsp
 
1
tbsp
 
1
tbsp
 
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PREPARATION
1.
Preheat the oven to 375F.
PREPARING THE SAUCE
2.
Heat the oil in a large skillet.
3.
Add the onions and saute for 5-10 minutes.
4.
Reduce heat and add the chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, and garlic. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes until very fragrant, being careful not to burn the garlic.
5.
Add the chicken broth, garlic, corn, and tomatoes and simmer for 5-10 minutes until the sauce is very deep red in color. Carefully transfer to a large bowl. Keep pan on stove, as you will use it for the chicken.
PREPARING THE TACO SEASONING
6.
Follow the steps in the dependent recipe to prepare the taco seasoning.
PREPARING THE CHICKEN
7.
Coat the chicken breasts with the taco seasoning.
8.
Heat the pan used for the sauce over medium low heat with a little oil and add the chicken.
9.
Cook for a few minutes on each side until nicely browned.
10.
Cover with sauce and simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes so the chicken finishes cooking gently in the sauce.
11.
Remove chicken from sauce and shred with two forks. Set aside.
ASSEMBLING THE PIE
12.
Dip two tortillas in the sauce and place on the bottom of a pie dish or large cast iron skillet.
13.
Add a layer chicken, a handful of cheese, and about 1/2 cup sauce.
14.
Repeat until you have 4 layers.
BAKING THE PIE
15.
Oil one side of a piece of foil large enough to cover the pie.
16.
Place the oiled side down over the pie (so it doesn't stick to the cheese) and cover.
17.
Bake for 20-30 minutes, until the sauce is bubbly and the cheese is melted. Top with cilantro and Cotija cheese if desired.
DEPENDENT RECIPES:
1.
This dependent recipe has a "yields ratio" of 1. This means that for every 1 serving of the main recipe you're making, make 1 serving of the dependent recipe.
 
THIS RECIPE CAN BE CUSTOMIZED
1.
Make it Low Sodium!
 
A low-sodium variant of this recipe can be made that has a -14.2% reduction in the amount of sodium. Just substitute low-sodium chicken broth for chicken broth.
2.
Make it Gluten Free!
 
A partially gluten-free variant of this recipe can be made to reduce the amount of gluten. Just substitute gluten-free tortilla for flour tortilla.
3.
Make it Wheat Free!
 
A partially wheat-free variant of this recipe can be made to reduce the amount of wheat. Just substitute gluten-free tortilla for flour tortilla.
 
COMPLETE NUTRITION
This recipe has the following nutrient totals:
Calories 509
Protein 35.0 g
Carbohydrates 65.3 g
Iron 0.34 mg
Fiber 10.1 g
Calcium 9.56 mg
(plus many more nutrients)
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