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Turkey Tacos

Updated: Oct 23, 2020

These turkey tacos are super easy, healthy, and delicious! Full of extra lean ground turkey, onion, jalapeno, and spices. Fast and tasty on Tuesday or any night, these tacos are a perfect use for ground turkey or chicken. The meat is amped up with spices so it's flavorful and juicy, and topping these tacos with pico de gallo adds another level of deliciousness.


3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 1/2 cups finely chopped white onion

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 pound ground turkey

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 freshly ground pepper

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth

1 vine tomato, seeded and finely chopped (3/4 cup)

1/4 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped (1 tablespoon)

1 lime, juiced (2 tablespoons)

1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro leaves and tender stems

Taco shells

grated cheddar or jack cheese,

shredded lettuce, and sour cream, for serving


In a large skillet, preferably cast iron, heat oil over medium-high. Add 1 cup onion, garlic, and a pinch of salt.

Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and just beginning to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Add chicken, cumin, coriander, salt, and pepper. Cook, breaking up meat with the back of a wooden spoon, until browned and crumbly, 5 to 6 minutes.

Stir in tomato paste and broth. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 1 minute. Keep warm.

Stir together remaining onion, tomato, jalapeno, lime and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper. To serve, fill taco shell with meat mixture and pico de gallo and top with cheese, lettuce, and sour cream.

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