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A Chicken and Shrimp Taco Recipe

Shrimp tacos make for a quick dinner recipe and can be served on various tortillas. Not only are they simple to make, but they taste fantastic too!

These chicken and shrimp tacos come topped with a creamy slaw – the perfect appetizer for any special occasion!


A chicken and shrimp taco recipe is the ideal pick for when you need a quick dinner on the go. Packed full of veggies and protein, it takes less than 30 minutes to prepare – plus, add some sour cream or guacamole for an even more complete meal!

Shrimp is one of my go-to weeknight proteins because it’s low in calories and high in protein – making it a nutritious choice for everyone. To get my shrimp fix, I often buy jumbo shrimp from the seafood section at my local grocery store or use frozen peeled shrimp from frozen.

Before cooking my shrimp, I like to marinate them with some garlic and olive oil. This makes the seafood super juicy and flavorful. Plus, the extra garlic helps prevent drying out which can occur if you skip this step.

Once your shrimp have marinated, add them to a large skillet with some oil and blackening spices. Cook over medium-high heat for several minutes until golden brown and cooked through; then remove from skillet and set aside to cool.

Next, you’ll need to prepare the slaw. For this, simply whisk together avocado, lime juice and fat-free Greek yogurt in a blender; however, I suggest using a food processor for an even smoother sauce.

Before you assemble your tacos, heat the tortillas on the stovetop in a cast iron skillet for 15-30 seconds per side. You may also use a microwave to warm them briefly and then add them to the skillet.

Once your tortillas are hot, top them off with some cabbage avocado slaw and your chicken and shrimp mixture. If desired, garnish with fresh tomatoes and fresh cilantro leaves. Finish off by serving each taco with a wedge of lime and your favourite hot sauce!


These shrimp tacos are simple to make and packed with flavor. The smoky, spicy spices pair perfectly with fresh slaw and creamy taco sauce for an impressive dinner that everyone will love! Serve these with your favorite toppings for a crowd-pleasing meal in no time.

Start with fresh, tender shrimp that have been seasoned with chili powder and chipotle pepper for a smoky flavor. The jalapenos add just enough heat without being overwhelming while cilantro and lime juice in the yogurt sauce provide refreshing coolness.

Before cooking the shrimp, take out their shells and tails. Doing this helps keep the meat moist and juicy while maintaining flavor.

Finally, cook the shrimp in a large skillet over high heat for approximately 2 minutes per side. Flip and cook an additional 2 minutes on each side.

Once the shrimp are done cooking, transfer them to a platter and allow them to rest for several minutes. You can also cover the pan with a lid to help finish cooking them and ensure they remain warm.

When serving, pile the tortillas with a scoop of slaw and drizzle of the sauce, garnishing them with fresh cilantro and red onion slices. You can even serve them with some fresh guacamole or lime wedges!

When you need a quick and delicious dinner, this recipe is ideal. You can prepare the slaw, pico de gallo and sauce ahead of time so everything’s ready when you are. These shrimp and chicken tacos will surely please everyone at the table! Plus, they’re easy to reheat once you’re ready to enjoy them.


Cabbage may not seem like the most exciting vegetable at first glance, but if you give it a chance, you’ll discover its numerous health benefits and nutrients. Plus, it’s relatively affordable so it’s an ideal way to get some extra fiber into your diet without breaking the bank.

Cabbage contains antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene; plus flavonoids kaempferol, quercetin and apigenin. These compounds help lower your risk for various diseases like cancer and heart disease by decreasing free radical damage within the body.

Another advantage of cabbage is its high dietary fiber content, which may reduce constipation and promote a healthy digestive tract. Furthermore, dietary fiber aids in excreting toxins from the body through bile and stool.

Consuming raw vegetables, particularly cruciferous varieties like cabbage and broccoli, is the best way to reap their nutritional benefits. Cooking these foods using water-based methods such as boiling or steaming can lead to the loss of many essential antioxidants present in these vegetables; thus, opting for raw consumption is recommended.

You can incorporate cabbage into a variety of ways for extra nutrition, such as grilling or stir-frying. The key is cooking it long enough so that it becomes tender and translucent but not so long that you lose much of its flavor or aroma (which some people may find off-putting).

These tacos make a delicious addition to any meal, adding crunch without overwhelming the shrimp. You can whip this salad up quickly in under 10 minutes and store it in your fridge for up to 6 hours in the fridge.

Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo is an irresistible addition to many Mexican dishes, from tacos and burritos to nachos and more. Not only is it quick and easy to make, but its vibrant flavor also allows it to double as a dip for tortilla chips.

This salsa is made with fresh tomatoes, onions, cilantro, jalapenos and lime juice. The lime juice adds a fruity note that helps the salsa stay looking and tasting fresher for longer.

When making this recipe, tomatoes are in peak season. Look for ripe red plum tomatoes that are firm and vibrant in color; avoid soft or washed-out looking tomatoes or canned salsas as they won’t provide the desired flavor.

If you don’t have access to fresh tomatoes, consider using slicing tomatoes instead. They will still taste great and stay fresher longer than canned versions, though they may be more mushy and have a different texture.

You can make this recipe ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for several days or overnight. Just be sure to drain any extra tomato juice that accumulates while marinating in lime and salt.

This delicious and simple recipe is ideal for parties! It takes only 10 minutes to make, making it the ideal accompaniment to any Mexican dish – try serving with carne asada tacos, tamales, tostadas, mushroom tacos, fajita bowls or as a dip with tortilla chips!

This nutritious and delectable salsa is packed with vitamin C, which boosts immunity and helps ward off colds. Additionally, it boasts a great source of vitamin A which promotes vision health while decreasing cancer risks. Furthermore, lycopene has been scientifically proven to lower lung cancer risks.

Yogurt Sauce

For an effortless weeknight meal, shrimp tacos with sweet pepper slaw and an avocado greek yogurt sauce are a must! The creamy sauce pairs perfectly with the tart, sweet, and spicy pepper slaw.

This sauce is an easy blend of Greek yogurt, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeno, garlic and spices that can be made in a blender or food processor. Try serving this delicious sauce on kebabs, falafel sandwiches or on salads!

Roasted veggies such as zucchini, potatoes, radishes and cauliflower make great additions. Leftovers can be stored tightly covered in the fridge for up to three days.

This homemade sauce is a health and delicious dipping sauce that’s also super simple to make! Packed full of tart, fresh flavors, it makes an excellent accompaniment for many dishes!

Yogurt-based sauces are widely used in Middle Eastern cooking, particularly laban emmo (yogurt with garlic) and kebbe. It also appears in many Mediterranean dishes such as pasta salads.

To make this yogurt garlic sauce, heat up milk over medium-high heat until it begins to boil. Whisk constantly while the yogurt thickens; then, add in the fried garlic and coriander mix. Bring this back up to a boil again, then remove from heat.

This homemade yogurt sauce can be enjoyed with a variety of foods, such as kebabs, pita wraps, lamb or chicken. Not only is it tasty and versatile; but also high in protein, calcium, probiotics and vitamins with zero fat that may aid weight maintenance! Enjoy all the flavours of Mediterranean cuisine without all the excess calories!

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