Turkey Breast Tacos

Turkey Breast Tacos

My family is a huge fan of Mexican food.  I like making it at home and putting my own spin on it whenever I can.  Tacos have always been a favorite of mine, especially hard shell tacos.  I love a good crunch, and I balance the fried shell with veggies and a lighter meat.  Don’t worry, the turkey breast is nice and moist, and you won’t miss the beef.  I cook it in a little olive oil and then add chicken stock, tomato paste, and spices, and let it reduce.  It makes a wonderful, moist, and light taco meat. Did I mention it is super simple to make, and can be made in around 30 minutes?  My family loves these tacos, and it was quite a challenge having enough leftover for the photos 😉  I love to make it with my Mexican Slaw, salsa, guacamole, and black beans, and have a Mexican feast.  I hope you enjoy my spin on tacos and enjoy this recipe.

I am bringing my tacos to Fiesta Friday #139.  Your co-hosts this week are me (yay, I am so excited to be co-hosting!) and my lovely friend Sandhya@Indfused. Please remember to link to Angie@Fiesta Friday, Sandhya@Indfused, and me 🙂  Happy Fiesta Friday!

Turkey Breast Tacos


  • 1 lb ground turkey breast
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil (or preferred oil)
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • Heat olive oil over medium heat . Add the turkey breast and continually chop and flip with a spatula until it is cooked through (it will be white when it is done). Add the remaining ingredients and cover and bring to a boil. Let boil for 5 minutes and reduce heat to medium low. Let reduce uncovered for around 20 minutes or until it is the consistency of taco meat (you want some juice left). Stir as needed during this process.
  • Using your favorite taco vessel, add the meat and your favorite toppings. Enjoy!
  • Try these tacos with my Mexican Slaw

    Mexican Slaw


    Turkey Breast Tacos











    42 Responses to“Turkey Breast Tacos”

    1. 09/29/2016 at 8:55 am #

      A yummy twist on tacos! Love it

      • Zoale.com
        09/29/2016 at 9:00 am #

        Thanks Lynn!

    2. 09/29/2016 at 9:41 am #

      Yum! We love Mexican Food too. I use ground Turkey a lot myself instead of beef. This recipe is going in my recipe folder! I’m going to give it go rather than use package spices next time!

      Do you use tube tomato paste rather than can since this recipe calls for so little? I’m picking up the ingredients I don’t have in the pantry today at the market so I’m ready to go!

      • Zoale.com
        09/29/2016 at 9:50 am #

        Thanks Deborah! That’s awesome, I hope you enjoy it! Yes, I use the tube tomato paste. Let me know if you have any other questions.

    3. 09/29/2016 at 9:42 am #

      Love tacos Antonia!!!

      • Zoale.com
        09/29/2016 at 9:51 am #

        Me too Cheryl! 😀

    4. 09/29/2016 at 10:27 am #

      Yum! I love tacos, and we use turkey a lot… I wonder why I’ve never made turkey tacos? Thanks for thinking of it, lol!

      • Zoale.com
        09/29/2016 at 10:34 am #

        You are too funny 😉 I tried using turkey breast a few years ago, and we have never gone back to beef.

    5. 09/29/2016 at 10:33 am #

      Looks delicious, Antonia. I love Mexican food and am known to stuff all sorts of things inside tacos. The colors of your turkey tacos look appetizing too. 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        09/29/2016 at 10:41 am #

        Thank you Diana! I am too and always need a fork to eat what spills out 😉

    6. 09/29/2016 at 11:34 am #

      These look delicious! I like your slaw as well. 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        09/29/2016 at 11:42 am #

        Thank you Ronit! I just love Mexican food 😀

    7. 09/29/2016 at 12:37 pm #

      I’m a fan of any recipe that comes together in about 30 minutes Antonia! Evenings get so busy during the week I’m always looking for something that requires minimum prep 😉 I’m even guilty of using taco seasoning sometimes! I like your recipe though, much more robust and I’m sure the flavors are wonderful!

      • Zoale.com
        09/29/2016 at 1:20 pm #

        Thank you Heather! Me too, the week can get so busy. This really is so easy and most of the 30 minutes is cook time, which leaves time to get your toppings ready and even get other things done 😀

    8. 09/29/2016 at 1:20 pm #

      I emailed it to myself so I wouldn’t forget to try it! Looks so gooood!!

      • Zoale.com
        09/29/2016 at 1:28 pm #

        Thanks Paula! I hope you enjoy it! I always have to print out recipes right then, so I don’t forget about them. I like the email idea.

    9. 09/29/2016 at 2:26 pm #

      Aren’t tacos amazing ! These really look so good, and so appetizing. 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        09/29/2016 at 9:51 pm #

        I totally agree 😀 Thank you Lynne, you are so sweet!

    10. Sandhya
      09/29/2016 at 3:36 pm #

      What a great idea Antonia! My family loves Mexican food too.
      Btw, I just found and liked your page on FB. I have sent you a message there regarding FF that we both are co-hosting. My Indfused page is on FB too.

      • Zoale.com
        09/29/2016 at 9:56 pm #

        Thank you Sandhya! Great, I will look for yours as well 😀 I am looking forward to co-hosting with you!

    11. 09/30/2016 at 5:06 am #

      Your tacos are looking so lovely! 🙂 Last weekend I made veggie tacos, will put up the recipe soon 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        09/30/2016 at 8:11 am #

        Thank you so much! Looking forward to it 😀

    12. Delicious looking tacos Antonia, I love the idea of using turkey instead of beef it’s so much better for you. Thanks for co hosting Fiesta Friday this week.

      • Zoale.com
        09/30/2016 at 10:10 am #

        Thanks Sarah! It really makes them so much lighter. I’m so happy to be hosting this week 😀 Happy Fiesta Friday!

    13. petra08
      09/30/2016 at 11:09 am #

      Tacos are always great and they sound even better with turkey meat. thank you for co hosting Fiesta Friday! 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        09/30/2016 at 4:52 pm #

        Thanks Petra! I am so happy to co-host this week 😀 Happy Fiesta Friday!

    14. 09/30/2016 at 12:28 pm #

      We’re huge taco fans! These look wonderful 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        09/30/2016 at 4:52 pm #

        Thank you Sarah!

    15. 09/30/2016 at 4:32 pm #

      Who doesn’t like Mexican food even if it is your basic tacos. When I had a houseful of kids these were always on the menu because they could make their own version. Thanks for co-hosting…

      • Zoale.com
        10/01/2016 at 9:23 am #

        So happy to co-host Fiesta Friday, thank you! Happy Fiesta Friday!

    16. Michelle
      09/30/2016 at 7:49 pm #

      Mmmmm Turkey Tacos!
      Love it!

      • Zoale.com
        09/30/2016 at 10:36 pm #

        Thanks Michelle!

    17. 10/01/2016 at 11:01 am #

      We so love tacos too Antonia!!! Looks yummy! 🙂 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        10/01/2016 at 12:32 pm #

        Thanks Linda!

    18. 10/01/2016 at 3:09 pm #

      We are huge Mexican food lovers to Antonia and these tacos look delicious!

      • Zoale.com
        10/01/2016 at 5:55 pm #

        Us too 😀 Thank you Julie!

    19. 10/04/2016 at 9:31 am #

      This is awesome Antonia !! Looks delicious !

      • Zoale.com
        10/04/2016 at 11:23 am #

        Thanks Swapna!

    20. 10/06/2016 at 11:33 am #

      The tacos look and sound absolutely delicious, Antonia. I’d much prefer turkey breast to beef in them. too, and as you say, the way you cook it keeps it really moist. Great recipe and one I will try.

      • Zoale.com
        10/06/2016 at 11:38 am #

        Thank you so much Millie! I hope you enjoy them 😀 They are one of my family’s favorites. Have a wonderful day and weekend!

    21. 10/06/2016 at 7:01 pm #

      Oh, we LOVE tacos, too! So much!! But I haven’t tried them with turkey, duh! Great idea, Antonia. Thanks for cohosting FF, I hope you had fun! XOXO

      • Zoale.com
        10/06/2016 at 10:37 pm #

        Thanks Angie! I really enjoyed having the opportunity to co-host 😀 It was a lot of fun!

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