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5 Chicken-Avocado Tacos

You don’t have to wait for Taco Tuesday — chicken-avocado tacos are terrific seven days a week! The following five recipes are easy to assemble and customize to fit with a vegan or gluten-free diet. In 20 minutes or less, you can whip up a scrumptious taco dinner. Plus, the delicious avocados inside add nearly 20 vitamins and minerals — talk about a powerhouse meal!

Here are our five favorite chicken-avocado tacos, plus tips for adapting them to gluten-free and vegan diets.

Related: For some extra green, top your tacos with this avocado salsa verde.

5 Chicken-Avocado Tacos

  1. Grilled Chicken Tacos

    You can’t go wrong with a classic. This recipe is piled high with juicy chicken, red bell pepper, and creamy avocado slices. The jalapeño will give you a little pep in your step!

Diet Modifications

  • Gluten-free: Use corn tortillas.
  • Vegan: Substitute chicken with sliced portobello mushrooms.
  1. Avocado Chicken Fajita Tacos

    As they say, sizzliness is next to godliness. These seasoned tacos contain multitudes of flavor. Inside, you’ll find irresistible avocado, buttery queso Oaxaca, tender chicken breasts, and more.

Diet Modifications

  • Gluten-free: Instead of a tortilla, stuff the ingredients inside a whole or halved bell pepper and roast in the oven.
  • Vegan: Nix the queso Oaxaca. Replace the chicken with a medley of veggie fajita favorites: baby bella mushrooms, sliced bell pepper, broccoli, and cauliflower.
  1. 20-Minute Easy Chicken Tacos

    Whether you’re short on time or patience, these easy-peasy chicken tacos will curb your craving quick. They’re quick to make but sacrifice no flavor — you’ll utilize a large share of your spice rack.

Diet Modifications:

  • Gluten-free: You’re good to go!
  • Vegan: Use the same marinade on diced potatoes. Roast them in the oven on a well-oiled baking sheet for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.
  1. Traditional Pollo Taquito With Avocado Drizzle

    Taquitos are technically not tacos … but they’re close! These made the list because they’re overflowing with chicken and avocado goodness and authentic Mexican flavors. Not to mention refried beans and cheddar cheese!

Diet Modifications:

  • Gluten-free: Don’t change a thing.
  • Vegan: Skip the cheese. Replace the avocado crema drizzle with slices of fresh avocado tucked inside the taquito.
  1. Lime-Rubbed Chicken Tacos With Corn Guacamole

    These tacos will put a little zip in your day! Fresh lime juice brightens the tacos with a sour bite, while the avocado helps cool down the fire of roasted jalapeño.

Diet Modifications:

  • Gluten-free: You’re all set with this one.
  • Vegan: Use extra-firm tofu or chickpeas for the main source of protein.

Chicken-avocado tacos are just the surface — there’s a whole world of avocado taco recipes ripe for the picking.

By Avocados From Mexico September 02, 2021

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