Jenny Craig Recipe Creation: Asian Jicama Tacos

I mentioned a few weeks ago my obsession with JICAMA.  I truly don’t know how I’ve avoided it all this time because I truly LOVE it now!

Tonight, I used jicama to make a transformational Jenny Craig meal.  Would you believe that these tacos started the day off as the Jenny Craig Asian Style Chicken?  They did.

Jenny Craig Asian Jicama Tacos | No Thanks to Cake

I got the idea from my friend Laurel, who has been following the Whole 30 diet.  When I visited her in Chicago a few weeks back, we talked about jicama tacos… and I just had to try them!  The taco shells are 100% jicama, and when you slice them thin enough, they’re VERY reminiscent of soft tortillas.  If you slice then a little thicker, you’ll have a crunch like hard-shell tacos – yum!!  You’ll need a mandolin (or some beyond impressive knife skills) to make this magic happen.  Either way, enjoy!

Asian Jicama Tacos

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS

Jenny Craig Asian Jicama Tacos | No Thanks to Cake

1 package Jenny Craig Asian Style Chicken 

1 large jicama, about 3-4 inches in diameter

2/3 cup red cabbage, sliced

1/4 yellow bell pepper, chopped

6 sugar snap peas, sliced

1/4 english cucumber, quartered and sliced

Optional Garnish

2 scallions, sliced

red fresno pepper, minced

sriracha sauce

INSTRUCTIONS

1.  Prepare your veggies for your tacos.  There’s a lot of toppings.  You’re going to want to prep them.

Jenny Craig Asian Jicama Tacos | No Thanks to Cake

2.  Cook your Asian Style Chicken in the microwave per the package instructions.

Jenny Craig Asian Jicama Tacos | No Thanks to Cake

3.  Meanwhile, peel and thinly slice your jicama using a mandolin.  You’ll need about 8-10 jicama shells to fill.  I hope you’re hungry. 

Jenny Craig Asian Jicama Tacos | No Thanks to Cake

4.  Fill your shells with about a spoonful of Asian chicken and then begin to top your taco.  Add additional garnish: scallions, hot peppers, and sriracha sauce, if desired.

Jenny Craig Asian Jicama Tacos | No Thanks to Cake

Jenny Craig Asian Jicama Tacos | No Thanks to Cake

Jenny Craig Asian Jicama Tacos | No Thanks to Cake

5.  Continue to fill and enjoy tacos until you’re full or run out of Asian chicken.

Jenny Craig Asian Jicama Tacos | No Thanks to Cake

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Comments

  1. Haley Moore says

    These look awesome. This would definitely be a must try for my taco Tuesdays. I like the images with the post.

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