Moroccan Tacos

Moroccan Tacos


  • 1 (8-ounce) carton plain low-fat yogurt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup chopped seeded cucumber
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 cups mixed salad greens
  • 4 (6-inch) whole wheat pitas, cut in half


Prepare grill.

Combine 1/3 cup yogurt and next 5 ingredients (yogurt through red pepper) in a small bowl. Thread chicken pieces onto four (10-inch) skewers. Brush chicken with yogurt mixture. Chill 10 minutes.

Place skewers on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from skewers.

Combine the remaining yogurt, cucumber, cilantro, onion, and sugar in a small bowl. Combine chicken, 1/4 cup cucumber mixture, and greens in a large bowl, tossing gently to coat. Fill each pita half with 1/2 cup chicken mixture. Serve with remaining cucumber mixture.

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 pita halves)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 371
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 15%
Fat per serving: 6g
Saturated fat per serving: 1.7g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 1.5g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1.5g
Protein per serving: 36.1g
Carbohydrate per serving: 43.7g
Fiber per serving: 6.7g
Cholesterol per serving: 76mg
Iron per serving: 3.8mg
Sodium per serving: 609mg
Calcium per serving: 165mg

Good to Know

Spice up regular tacos with this exotic recipe. Use fat-free yogurt and spare yourself nearly 4 grams of fat.