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Chicken & sweetcorn tacos served on a plate

Chicken & sweetcorn tacos

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 4, plus 2 lunchboxes

Serve up these healthy chicken and sweetcorn tacos for an easy midweek meal that's full of flavour. You'll also have leftovers to make chicken and sweetcorn wraps for lunch tomorrow 

  • Healthy
Nutrition: Per serving
low inkcal382
low infat8g


  • 250g plain flour , plus extra for dusting
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 2 tbsp taco or fajita seasoning (see tip, below)
  • 5-6 skinless chicken breasts, sliced
  • ¼ red cabbage , finely shredded
  • 3 limes , 1 juiced, 2 cut into wedges
  • small bunch of coriander , chopped
  • 4 sweetcorn cob , kernels sliced off, or 400g frozen sweetcorn
  • 400g can black beans , drained and rinsed
  • 2 garlic cloves , crushed
  • 4 tbsp fat-free yogurt , to serve
  • chilli sauce , to serve


  • STEP 1

    Combine the flour with half the oil and a small pinch of salt in a bowl. Pour over 125-150ml warm water, then bring together into a soft dough with your hands. Cut into six equal pieces, then cut four of the pieces in half again, so you have eight small pieces and two large. Roll all the pieces out on a floured work surface until they’re as thin as you can get them.

  • STEP 2

    Heat a dry frying pan over a medium-high heat and cook the small and large tortillas for 2-3 mins on each side until golden and toasted (do this one at a time). Leave the large tortillas to cool, then cover and reserve for use in the lunchboxes (see tip below). Keep the small tortillas warm in foil.

  • STEP 3

    Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the chicken in a bowl, and toss to combine. Toss the cabbage with the lime juice, half the coriander and some seasoning in another bowl, then leave to pickle.

  • STEP 4

    Meanwhile, heat two frying pans over a high heat. Divide the remaining oil between the pans and fry the sweetcorn and a pinch of salt until sizzling and turning golden, stirring occasionally – you want the sweetcorn to char slightly, as this adds flavour, so you may need to leave it to cook undisturbed for a bit. While the sweetcorn cooks and chars, fry the chicken in the larger pan until cooked through and golden (you may need to do this in batches).

  • STEP 5

    Tip the black beans and garlic into the sweetcorn and stir to warm through. Squeeze over two of the lime wedges.

  • STEP 6

    Reserve two spoonfuls each of the chicken (about 1 chicken breast) and sweetcorn mix for use in the lunchboxes (see tip, below), then serve the rest in bowls alongside the cabbage, yogurt, lime wedges, remaining coriander, chilli sauce and tortillas for everyone to dig into. 


Dollop yogurt on the 2 large tortillas and top with the leftover chicken, sweetcorn mix, and any leftover cabbage. Add some shredded lettuce, avocado, or any veg you fancy. Roll up the tortillas, sealing the ends, and wrap in foil. Chill in the fridge until ready to eat.


To make your own taco seasoning, combine 1 tsp each ground cumin, paprika, dried oregano and garlic granules with some black pepper and chilli flakes. Will keep in an airtight container for up to three months.  


If you don’t want to make your own tortillas, shop-bought will work just as well. Simply skip steps 1 and 2.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2020

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