Gather round, these oven baked chicken tacos are an easy weeknight dinner that the whole family will LOVE! It has a saucy chicken filling and is topped with melty cheese, these crispy tacos are the BEST! Not to mention, no cooking is required - simply add everything to the taco shells and bake. You'll have a delicious meal in 15 minutes flat!
Whenever taco tuesday comes around, my family always asks me to make this meal. To say that it's a family favorite is an understatement. It's easy, super flavorful, and best of all - quick!
I add my favorite taco toppings and
Save these easy baked chicken tacos for busy weeknights, cinco de mayo,
Shredded Chicken - you can use rotisserie chicken or any leftover chicken you may have on hand. I simply used a pound of chicken breast and made this recipe for shredded chicken, it took about 15 minutes and was super simple.
Taco Shells - I opted for the stand and stuff hard taco shells because they're easy to use! However, you'd like to use flour tortillas or corn tortillas, you can use these as well! If using tortillas, rub them with a little olive oil and bake them for 5 minutes just as you would the taco shells for best results.
Chicken Taco Seasoning - use my homemade taco seasoning for the best flavor (use 1 ½ tbsps)! It's simple and easy and stores for up to 6 months. You can also use the store bought taco seasoning mix packets too, one packet will suffice.
Mexican Cheese Blend - for topping and making this tacos super tasty! It's a shredded cheese blend of cheddar cheese, monterey jack (sometimes pepper jack), queso, and asadero cheese. As the cheese melts, it makes these tacos taste even better. What's a taco without gooey cheese?!
Refried Beans - these add so much flavor and texture to the tacos!
Taco Sauce - Old El Paso taco sauce is my favorite. I use the mild flavor because I've got little ones eating this dish, however, if you want spicy chicken tacos, go for the medium or hot versions!
Toppings - get creative with what to add on top of your tacos! My favorite way to serve toppings is to make a mini taco bar by adding sour cream, chopped lettuce, guacamole, diced red onions, black beans, green chiles, and pineapple salsa into their own little bowls. I also like to squeeze a little lime juice on top! Add your favorite toppings on top and make it your own!
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