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Chicken Tacos

For my first meal of my very low calorie diet (VLCD) challenge, I made chicken tacos which took me under 10 minutes and is around 230 kcal for 2 tacos. Of course, I would normally eat more than this so feel free to make more!

Per Serving

Calories: 230 kcal | Protein: 18 g


  • 15 cherry tomatoes

  • 40 g cucumbers

  • 4 jalapeno peppers

  • 4 iceberg lettuce leaves

  • 100 g chicken breast

  • 4 taco shells (I used Old El Paso Crunchy Taco Shells as I couldn't find other brands)

  • Lemon

Serves: 2

* I recommend that you add a salad on the side as I would normally eat more than this.


  1. Poach chicken breast for 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove from pot and let cool for a few minutes.

  2. Shred the chicken into thin slices using either two forks or with your fingers once it is cool enough to handle.

  3. Preheat oven to 180˚C. Place taco shells open end down in the oven and heat for 2-3 minutes.

  4. Dice the tomatoes, cucumbers and jalapeno peppers. Shred the iceberg lettuce leaves.

  5. Mix all ingredients together, squeeze a bit of lemon and season with salt and pepper.

  6. Remove tacos from oven and place the filling into taco shells.


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