Rotisserie Chicken Tacos


This is a great recipe to use up leftover rotisserie chicken (or even turkey). You can have a fun "Taco Bar Night" with the kids or for a party.

Rotisserie Chicken Tacos
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
12 tacos


  • 12 corn taco shells

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • ½ cup diced onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed

  • 1 pound rotisserie chicken, meat pulled and shredded

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 cup salsa, divided

  • 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning

  • 1 (15 ounce) can vegetarian refried beans

  • 2 cups shredded lettuce

  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend

  • 1 cup chopped green and red bell peppers

  • 1 cup diced tomatoes


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place taco shells on a baking sheet.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; stir in onion and garlic. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add chicken, tomato sauce, 3 tablespoons salsa, and taco seasoning; stir well. Cook until heated through, stirring occasionally, 5 to 6 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, put refried beans in a microwave-safe container. Stir, cover, and microwave on high until hot, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir again and set aside.

  4. Warm taco shells in the preheated oven for 3 to 5 minutes.

  5. Place warmed taco shells on a serving platter. Lay out remaining salsa, chicken mixture, refried beans, lettuce, Mexican cheese, bell peppers, and tomatoes in nice serving bowls and allow diners to fill their own tacos.

Cook's Note:

Soft taco-sized tortillas can be used instead of taco shells.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

277 Calories
13g Fat
21g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 277
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 768mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 15mg 73%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 338mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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