Recipe: Shredded Chicken Tacos

My comfort foods of choice on P2 are two categories; I either want Mexican or Asian.  I finally figured out that having lots of spice in your foods make you feel satiated.  And when you are dealing with only 500 calories for the day, you gotta do what you gotta do to make the fullness last.

I don’t know what it is.  Is it the heat that causes you to drink more water so that makes you full?  Or is it just the spice alone?

Seems it’s a little of both, but leans toward the spice itself.

There is actually a study that tested this theory, and you can read about it here.  Seems that the capsaicin (the heat) is an appetite suppressant as well as an energy booster.  Who knew?  I guess the Mexicans and Asians did!  ::giggle::

Enjoy!

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Shredded Chicken Tacos
1 serving

10 minutes prep
15 minutes start to finish

3.5 oz chicken breast, skinless and boneless (cooked and shredded)
1/4 cup water
1 tsp minced dehydrated onion flakes
1/2 clove garlic
1/8 tsp oregano
1 pinch cayenne Pepper
1 pinch cumin
Cilantro (to taste, chopped)
Lettuce Leaves

Take your cooked shredded chicken and place in a small frying pan, add water and spices.  Simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes.  Wrap chicken in lettuce leaves and enjoy!

Entire Recipe:

146 Calories
7g Fat (47% calories from fat)
17g Protein
2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber
51mg Cholesterol; 53mg Sodium; 215mg Potassium

Per Serving:

146 Calories
7g Fat (47% calories from fat)
17g Protein
2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber
51mg Cholesterol; 53mg Sodium; 215mg Potassium

Serving Idea:  Not to much to add since this is a P2 Recipe!

Note:  You can easily make this into a P3 Recipe, by adding salsa, sour cream and cheese.  YUM!!!

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