Avocado Chicken Tacos – $5 Dinner Challenge

So I made these a few weeks ago…and I’m so sorry it took me so long to get them posted.  I used 2 of the smaller peppers from my garden, along with some of my cherry-like tomatoes.

And avocados. *swoon*

And I think these would be just as great with ground beef or ground turkey tacos.  Love the different flavor and texture that the avocado chunks brought to these tacos!

Print This Post

Avocado Chicken Tacos

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 15 minutes


  • 2 chicken breasts ($1.66)
  • 1 heaping Tbsp homemade taco seasoning ($.05)
  • 1 Tbsp canola or vegetable oil ($.03)
  • 2 small green/red peppers, seeded and diced from the garden
  • 2 avocados ($2)
  • Handful lettuce ($.25)
  • Cherry tomatoes, quartered, from the garden
  • Taco Shells ($.69) Sale, store promo and e-coupon
  • Frozen corn ($.88)


  • Cut the chicken breasts into 1/4-1/2 inch cubes. Toss in a mixing bowl with the taco seasoning. You could certainly use cooked and shredded chicken too.
  • In a medium skillet, saute the chicken pieces in oil with the diced peppers.
  • Cut the avocado into 1/4-1/2 inch chunks and toss with the cooked chicken and peppers. Place into the taco shells and top with lettuce, and tomatoes. (Optional: Add shredded cheese and/or sour cream.)
  • Cook the frozen corn as directed on the package.
  • Serve Avocado Chicken Tacos with Corn.

Cost $5.56

FREE DOWNLOAD! Eight 20-Minute Meal Ideas That Will Help You Survive Chaotic & Busy Weeknights!
Please enter all required fields
Correct invalid entries


  1. Denise says

    After I read your recipe I knew I needed to make it that day. So, I added avocados to my list and headed to the store. Made them last night and WOW! They were good and sure hit the spot. Even my 8 year old who swears he doesn’t like avocados ate them.

    Thanks for the great recipe.

  2. Tammy Schick says

    Made these for dinner – they are yummy and SOOO easy! I opted for boneless skinless chicken thighs as they are a little more moist (and sooo much less expensive!).
    The family loved them.

    I made a couple of changes (because I can’t help myself). I cooked a little chopped onion in a small amout of EVOO until tender. Tossed in a couple cloves of minced garlic and cooked briefly before adding the chicken as directed. We love onions and garlic in everything – so this worked for us.

    Excited to try other yummy food from here! THANKS for sharing :)

  3. Karen Hiebert says

    Nice and healthy. I LOVE avacados. say, could they be made into a healthier alternative dip option than say guacamole?


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *