Avocado Chicken Tacos – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 20, 2010

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!


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)


1. 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.

2. In a medium skillet, saute the chicken pieces in oil with the diced peppers.

3. 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.)

4. Cook the frozen corn as directed on the package.

5. Serve Avocado Chicken Tacos with Corn.

Cost $5.56

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Kristia@FamilyBalanceSheet September 20, 2010 at 6:08 pm

I haven’t had tacos all summer. I think I will be making these for dinner this week.


Debbi Does Dinner Healthy September 20, 2010 at 6:54 pm

I’ve been loving avocado this summer! It’s one of those things that I have had to warm up to!! These look great, thanks!


Michelle September 21, 2010 at 9:54 am

There are few things I like better than avocado.


Denise September 22, 2010 at 8:28 am

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.


Tammy Schick November 7, 2010 at 8:49 pm

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 :)


Karen Hiebert January 26, 2011 at 10:56 am

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


Catherine April 13, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Chicken tacos sans avocado is the ticket for our dinner tonight. Thx!


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