Baked Chicken Tacos Recipe: An Easy and Delicious Way to Enjoy Tacos
Tacos are a popular dish loved by many people around the world. They are not only delicious but also versatile and easy to make. There are endless varieties of tacos, from vegetarian to meat-based, and from traditional to fusion. One of the best ways to enjoy tacos is by baking them. Baked chicken tacos are a perfect example of this. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to make this mouthwatering dish.
—Here’s what you’ll need:
▢1 tablespoon olive oil
▢1/2 pound cooked chicken shredded (I used cooked Rotisserie chicken)
▢1 ounce Taco Seasoning click for homemade recipe!
▢1/2 cup onion diced
▢1 can diced tomato 14.5 ounce, fully drained
▢1 can Chopped Green Chiles 4.5 ounce, fully drained
▢10 Stand and Stuff Taco Shells I used Old El Paso
▢8 ounces Refried Beans 1/2 can
▢2 cups Mexican Blend Cheese shredded
▢Toppings such as Old El Paso sliced Jalapenos, sour cream, salsa, chopped cilantro, shredded lettuce, or any of your favorite taco toppings!
— How To Make It :
Preheat oven to 400F. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray.
Heat olive oil over medium heat in a medium skillet.
1 tablespoon olive oil
Add onion to skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the onion is translucent and fragrant.
1/2 cup onion
Stir in the chicken, taco seasoning, tomatoes (fully drained), and green chiles (fully drained) *see note. Stir to combine fully. Reduce to simmer and allow to cook for 5-8 minutes.
1/2 pound cooked chicken,1 ounce Taco Seasoning,1 can diced tomato,1 can Chopped Green Chiles
Place the taco shells in the baking dish, standing up. I was able to fit 10 taco shells in the dish by adding 2 on each side.
10 Stand and Stuff Taco Shells
Bake the taco shells for 5 minutes by themselves to allow them to crisp up. Remove from the oven.
Spoon 1 tablespoon of beans into the bottom of each taco shell. Top with the chicken mixture, almost to the top of each shell.
8 ounces Refried Beans
Sprinkle each shell generously with shredded cheese, the more the better!
2 cups Mexican Blend Cheese
Bake for 7-10 minutes or until cheese is fully melted and the edges of the shells are browned.
Remove from the oven and top with your favorite items such as jalapenos, sour cream, cilantro, and salsa.
Toppings such as Old El Paso sliced Jalapenos, sour cream, salsa, chopped cilantro, shredded lettuce, or any of your favorite taco toppings!
— Nutrition Information:
One serving (2 tacos) of this baked chicken taco recipe contains approximately 390 calories, 19 grams of fat, 28 grams of carbohydrates, and 25 grams of protein. It is also a good source of calcium and vitamin C.
— Pro Tips:
Use a non-stick baking sheet or parchment paper to prevent the tacos from sticking to the baking sheet.
If you prefer a spicier taco, add some diced jalapeno peppers or a few dashes of hot sauce to the chicken mixture.
For a healthier option, use low-fat cheese and whole wheat taco shells.
This recipe is a great way to use up leftover chicken breast, or you can cook the chicken specifically for this recipe.
You can customize the toppings to your liking. Some other popular options include diced avocado, sliced black olives, or sour cream.
This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled to feed a crowd.
In conclusion, this baked chicken taco recipe is a delicious and nutritious meal that is easy to prepare and customize. With the right ingredients and some pro tips, you can create the perfect taco that is sure to impress your family and friends. So why not give it a try and enjoy a tasty and healthy meal tonight?
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