Pulled chicken soft tacos

Pulled chicken soft tacos

I love tacos, but often find the taco shell delicate and prone to breaking.  Soft tacos are lovely, light and extremely under used.  Small tortilla wraps are ideal for this recipe and a taco stand comes in handy too!

Ingredients for 1 serving

277g chicken breast
4 flour tortillas, small
46g onions, diced
1 garlic clove, chopped or crushed
95g cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
6g olive oil
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 chicken stock cube
4-6 pickled jalepeno slices
25g reduced fat sour cream
149g salad leaves, shredded
1 lime wedge
200ml boiling water
salt and pepper

(Example ingredient amounts given, adjust accordingly to your requirements)


  • Take a small sauce or frying pan with a lid, add enough water to cover the chicken breast and dissolve the stock cube.
  • When dissolved, add the chicken breast and gently poach until cooked.
  • The chicken will be cooked when it’s firm to the touch.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and pop it on a chopping board.
  • Shred or pull the chicken into stringy pieces with a fork and spoon.
  • Put a frying pan onto a medium heat, add the oil along with the diced onion.
  • When the onion has started to soften, add the chicken, garlic and smoked paprika and give everything a good stir.
  • After a couple of minutes your chicken will be ready so it’s time to start building your tacos.
  • If you have a taco stand like I have, this will make life a lot easier, but without one you can still build them and stack them on your plate.
  • Line your taco rack with a soft tortilla.
  • Arrange shredded lettuce across the bottom, followed by tomato pieces and add some of the shredded chicken.
  • Then top with a dollop of reduced fat sour cream and a jalapeño or two.
  • Before you tuck in, give your taco a spritz of lime for some extra zing!
  • If you have a taco stand you can probably prep all your tacos, but if you don’t then just lean the filled tacos on a plate next to each other and get ready to dig in!!


  • I like to use low salt stock cubes.
  • The pickled jalapeño slices I use contain no added sugar.
  • For anyone following older BC plans and are on Cycle 3 – if you don’t have bread in your plan you should enquire to see if you may have it added to your ingredients list.  It’s unusual for it to be refused, but check first.
  • The image shows the tacos garnished with grated cheese, however this isn’t something I’d normally have on a training day so it’s not included in the recipe.
Nella Foulds
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