Chicken Tacos with Garlicky Mexican Greens
Yummy tacos filled with fresh, healthy, garlicy, greens and grilled chicken. Top with salsa and cheese for a heavenly treat!
Serves: 8-10 tacos
  • 8 to 10 corn tortillas (plus a few extra, in case some break)
  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt, plus more for blanching
  • 6 cups loosely packed sliced green or red chard leaves (one 12-ounce bunch)
  • 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 medium white onion, sliced ¼ inch thick
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 roasted or grilled chicken breast, sliced on the diagonal (optional)
  • ¼ cup finely crumbled Mexican Cotija Cheese
  • ¾ cup My Three Boys Salsa
  1. Prepare salsa early in the day and refrigerate.
  2. Roast or grill chicken breast and keep warm while preparing tortillas and filling.
  3. Warm the tortillas: Place a vegetable steamer in a large saucepan filled with ½ inch of water. Bring to a boil. Wrap tortillas in a heavy kitchen towel, lay them in the steamer, and cover with a tight lid. Boil 1 minute, turn off the heat, and let stand without opening for about 15 minutes.
Prepare the filling:
  1. While tortillas are steaming, bring 3 quarts salted water to a boil in a large pot. Add greens, and cook until barely tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain in a colander, and spread out on a large plate or baking sheet to cool. When cool enough to handle, roughly chop.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add garlic, stir for 1 minute, then add greens, and stir for about 1 minute, just long enough to heat them through. Season with salt.
  3. Prepare the tacos: Scoop the filling into a deep, warm serving dish, and sprinkle with cheese.
  4. Serve with the warm tortillas, chicken, and salsa.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2
Recipe by Cheery Kitchen at