Blackened Cajun Chicken Taco Boats

Blackened Cajun Chicken Taco Boats

You don’t need to head down to the bayou to celebrate Mardi Gras in style. You can let the good times roll with these NOLA-inspired tacos, and kick back with a Hurricane cocktail instead.
  • 35 Minutes Total Time
  • 35 Minutes Prep Time
  • 8 Servings
  • 15 Ingredients

Ingredients

Creamy Green Chile Slaw

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped green onions
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups coarsely shredded green cabbage
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, cut in thin matchsticks
  • 1 medium stalk celery, cut in thin matchsticks

Chicken

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 package (0.85 oz) Old El Paso™ chicken taco seasoning mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 8 Old El Paso™ Taco Boats™ soft flour tortillas
  • Make it FRESH toppings, as desired (see tip)

Instructions

Step 1 In blender, place mayonnaise, chiles, green onions, lemon juice and salt. Cover and blend 30 to 60 seconds or until smooth. Pour into medium bowl. Add cabbage, bell pepper and celery; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate.

Step 2 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 7 to 9 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink in center. Stir in taco seasoning mix, red pepper and water. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened.

Step 3 While chicken is cooking, heat boats as directed on package. Divide slaw mixture among boats; divide chicken mixture among boats. Serve with toppings.

Nutrition

Calories280(Calories from Fat150),Total Fat17g(Saturated Fat3 1/2g,Trans Fat0g),Cholesterol40mgSodium630mgTotal Carbohydrate17g(Dietary Fiber1g Sugars3g),Protein15g;% Daily Value*:Vitamin A8%;Vitamin C25%;Calcium4%;Iron8%; Exchanges:1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Expert Tips

Ideas for Make it FRESH toppings: celery leaves and diced fresh tomatoes.
The Creamy Green Chile Slaw can be prepared, then covered and refrigerated, 4 hours in advance.