Easy Chicken Tacos Recipe

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Recipes.net Team August 30, 2020

Sometimes schedules are just too full and busy that a quick and easy meal is the only solution to one’s cooking dilemmas. Good thing we have our Easy Chicken Tacos Recipe. It’s the perfect quick-and-easy to make meal for busy bees who have no time to spare. The ingredients in this recipe are affordable and easy to find. The taste, however, is out of this world. When you take a bite of these chicken tacos, you won’t feel that they’re homemade at all. In fact, they just might taste even better than the ones served at restaurants.

This staple Mexican food is popular for its fillings, wrap, and garnish. While our recipe uses chicken meat and vegetables, other versions use beef, pork, and even seafood. Some are made with hard shells, while others soft shells. This dish is incredibly diverse. It also has a long and interesting history. Before it became a world-wide sensation, the first Mexicans who made tacos used soft and flat corn tortillas. Their fillings didn’t have its signature salsa, cheese or sour cream; instead they used fish and animal organs. It also wasn’t folded to have its iconic ‘u’ shape yet.

Tacos have changed throughout the years, with each culture adding their own take on this Mexican dish. And so have we, with this recipe! Chicken tacos are simple to make, but totally satisfying to have. Whether it’s for lunch, dinner, or a snack, tacos are a classic Mexican dish to have for any occasion.  Serve these tacos with Frozen Watermelon Virgin Margarita and you’re all set!

How To Make Easy Chicken Tacos

Sink your teeth into a crunchy wrap of chicken chunks, refreshing tomatoes and lettuce, and aromatic herbs, and be wowed by its exploding flavor with every bite. Make this Easy Chicken Tacos Recipe real easy and quick in just under 30 minutes!

  • 6 taco shells
  • 26 oz chicken chunks (drained)
  • 14.5 oz local tomatoes (diced)
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • ½ cup canned corn kernels (drained)
  • ⅓ cup yellow onion (chopped )
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Ground black pepper (to taste)

Toppings

  • salsa
  • tomatoes
  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream
  • shredded lettuce
  1. In a fry pan with oil, saute the chicken. Break chunks apart while cooking.

  2. Add tomatoes, corn, sugar, chili, onions, and taco seasoning. Saute briefly.

  3. Cook over medium heat, until mixture remains moist but not soupy.

  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Adjust accordingly.

  5. Serve on warmed flour taco shells. Top with salsa or with diced fresh tomatoes, shredded cheese, sour cream, and shredded lettuce.

How To Make Easy Chicken Tacos

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Sink your teeth into a crunchy wrap of chicken chunks, refreshing tomatoes and lettuce, and aromatic herbs, and be wowed by its exploding flavor with every bite. Make this Easy Chicken Tacos Recipe real easy and quick in just under 30 minutes!

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 6 taco shells
  • 26 oz chicken chunks, drained
  • 14.5 oz local tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • ½ cup canned corn kernels, drained
  • cup yellow onion, chopped
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper , to taste

Toppings

  • salsa
  • tomatoes
  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream
  • shredded lettuce

Instructions

  1. In a fry pan with oil, saute the chicken. Break chunks apart while cooking.

  2. Add tomatoes, corn, sugar, chili, onions, and taco seasoning. Saute briefly.

  3. Cook over medium heat, until mixture remains moist but not soupy.

  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Adjust accordingly.

  5. Serve on warmed flour taco shells. Top with salsa or with diced fresh tomatoes, shredded cheese, sour cream, and shredded lettuce.

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Nutrition

  • Calcium: 27mg
  • Calories: 289kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Cholesterol: 79mg
  • Fat: 13g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 677mg
  • Protein: 28g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 276mg
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 757IU
  • Vitamin C: 12mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

Are chicken tacos healthy?

Homemade chicken tacos are definitely healthier than the ones made in restaurants. With homemade tacos, you can easily check the ingredients if they’re freshly made or organic. You can also control the amount of ingredients used. On the other hand, chicken is a healthy source of protein, certain key minerals, and vitamin B. These minerals include potassium, magnesium, iron, and zinc. It also has some omega-3 fatty acids. The ingredients listed in this recipe are all relatively healthy. Although, you may choose to skip on the sour cream or shredded cheese if you wish so.

Which taco is healthier: soft shell or hard shell?

Hard-shell tacos are typically made using a soft shell that’s deep-fried until it hardens. And the deep-frying method isn’t known for being healthy. The oils used here contain fats and calories. If you want to make your easy chicken tacos healthier, we suggest swapping the hard shells with soft shells.

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Conclusion

A taste of our easy chicken tacos will definitely leave you craving for more. This classic Mexican food is not only versatile, it’s easy to make too. You can have them for lunch, dinner, or even as a snack. Your loved ones will surely be asking for more after this dish’s debut on the dinner table.

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