Baked Chicken Tacos

Baked Chicken Tacos make the perfect homemade meal that is easy to throw together any night of the week.  Baked in the oven and loaded with chicken, cheese, and refried beans they will quickly become a family favorite.

If your family loves tacos or fajitas you may want to try these street tacossteak fajitas, or chicken tostadas.  Each recipe is a perfect family meal loaded with all the good stuff to enjoy.

baked chicken tacos by the food cafe loaded with refried beans, chicken, cheese and topped with diced green onions and cilantro , in a white casserole dish garnished with sliced limes, perfect family meal.

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Baked Chicken Tacos

When looking for dinner options that your whole family will love it can be challenging, but one thing is for sure tacos are always an easy and simple way to create dinner for everyone to enjoy.

These Baked chicken tacos are perfect for weeknight meals and left overs and can be made with all the taco goodness your family loves.

baked chicken tacos in a white baking dish garnished with cilantro and jalapeños ready to be served by The Food Cafe

I love to make homemade chicken tacos, but you can use beef or pork as well.  Baking the tacos in the oven gives the shells an amazing soft texture, along with the gooey melted cheese and spicy chicken every bite is as good as the first.

How to make chicken tacos

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large skillet over medium-high heat cook chicken and onions until chicken is no longer pink. A large skillet with ground chicken and onions on a white background ready to be made for baked chicken tacos, by The Food Cafe
  2. Stir in green chilis, salsa and taco seasoning, mix to combine. making baked chicken tacos, the image on the left shows the taco seasoning being added to the skillet with ground chicken, green chilis, and salsa, the image on the right shows everything mixed together for the chicken tacos, by The Food Cafe.
  3. Spoon refried beans into the bottom of taco shells, top with chicken mixture and place in lightly greased 9×13 baking dish and top with cheese.  Bake for 10 minutes and garnish with diced jalapeños and cilantro. Step 3 in making baked chicken tacos the image on the left has tacos shells filled with refried beans in a casserole dish, the image on the right shows the same hard taco shells but filled with chicken taco mixture by The Food Cafe.

A fast and quick way to season these baked chicken tacos is with taco seasoning which adds the perfect amount of flavor and zest.  If you like your tacos a little spicer you can add diced jalapeños instead of chilis when making them.

How to make shredded chicken tacos

If you would rather use shedded chicken for your tacos you can cook 2 chicken breast either by broiling, baking or BBQ them.  Then just shred the meat and sauté it with the onions, chilis, and salsa.

For a faster process you can buy an already cooked rotisserie chicken, remove the skin (or leave it the choice is yours) and shred the meat for the tacos.

Either way will work and taste delicious.

Three baked chicken tacos on a white plate served with sour cream and diced jalapeños on the side and garnished with cilantro by The Food Cafe.

Baked chicken tacos are a great party side dish too.  Serve them with all different toppings such as sour cream, diced jalapeños, salsa, and guacamole and let your guest create the tacos they love.

These chicken tacos will make a great addition to your super bowl party and can be made with all different types of meat.

So don’t get bogged down with what to make for your family or a festive party, this baked chicken taco recipe will be just what you need to keep everyone fed and happy all night long.

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Baked chicken tacos garnished with diced jalapenos and cilantro in a white baking dish with sliced lime wedges and salsa for serving, perfect family meal by The Food Cafe.

Baked Chicken Tacos

Servings: 12 Tacos
Baked Chicken Tacos make the perfect homemade meal that is easy to throw together any night of the week. Baked in the oven and loaded with chicken, cheese, and refried beans they will quickly become a family favorite.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 4.5 oz can diced green chili’s
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 12 hard taco shells
  • 1 16 oz can refried beans
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese grated
  • Diced jalapenos and chopped cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet over medium-high heat add chicken and season with garlic salt and pepper. Add in onion and cook until chicken is no longer pink.
  • Stir in chilis, salsa, and taco seasoning. Spoon equal amounts of refried beans into the bottom of each taco shell then add in chicken mixture. Place shells in a lightly greased 9x13 oven safe baking dish and top with cheeses.
  • Bake for 10 minutes and garnish with jalapenos and cilantro.
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: baked chicken tacos
Author: Shannon

Nutrition

Calories: 217kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 49mg, Sodium: 686mg, Potassium: 322mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 300IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 151mg, Iron: 1.1mg

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