Mexican Chicken Taco Recipes

Let your chicken cook all day in a slow cooker or fire up the grill. Either way, chicken tacos make an easy and inexpensive way to feed you family.

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Steve's Roasted Chicken Soft Tacos

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Rotisserie chicken soft tacos made with homemade flour tortillas and pico de gallo.

Basic Chipotle Chicken Tacos

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This is very basic. My husband isn't a fan of veggies in things, so if you add onions and peppers even better! It can get very spicy so this isn't a dish for bland food lovers - even the 'mild' ways to cook it have a bite.

Ranch Chicken Tacos

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A great change from regular Mexican style tacos. A cool summer dinner, made quick with leftover rotisserie chicken. Naturally you can use any type of chicken cooked the way you like; just be sure to shred it for real tacos.

Pablito's Chicken Tacos

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Make Pablito's Taqueria homemade tortillas and delicious chicken taco filling with sauteed kale and sorrel sour cream.

Sarah's Easy Shredded Chicken Taco Filling

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I put this together one day, wanting tacos, but I did not want ground beef. It is fast to make, as no slow cooker is needed. Serve warmed as a substitute for ground beef in tacos, and serve in a taco shell, with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, or other favorite toppings.

Chicken Wonton Tacos

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Light and tasty, these make a great appetizer or a quick and easy main dish! Kids love them! Finally a dish that makes use of ground chicken but not so far-fetched. I bake the wonton wrappers to save time and it eliminates most of the fat. Although time-consuming, you can fry wrappers in sesame or olive oil for the extra flaky shells, folded in a triangle for about 1 minute on each side. I loved the ones at Applebee's® and decided to attempt a home version. I was extremely pleased with the healthier version! Top tacos with cilantro, red onion, or sweet onion, if desired. Serve lime wedges on the side.

Lime Chicken Soft Tacos

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I was given this recipe by my mom when I went away to college, and it has become all of my friends' favorite!

Chicken Tacos

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This recipe is quick and easy - good for those nights you don't have a lot of time for dinner preparations.

Chicken Taco Filling

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This recipe is easy, yet delicious when used in tacos or other Mexican cuisine. Try it for enchiladas and nachos too.

Shredded Chicken Tacos

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Bone and skin are left on the chicken breasts so they're extra flavorful as they simmer in tomato sauce and a blend of savory seasonings.
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Instant Pot® Chicken Tacos

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Shredded chicken for tacos made simple thanks to the Instant Pot ®. Add your favorite toppings like shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, chopped tomato, chopped onion, cilantro, sour cream, jalapeno, and guacamole.

Rolled Tacos

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I love Mexican food but a lot of it is too spicy for me, so I've created this excellent, low-spiced version of rolled chicken tacos.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chicken Taco Filling

"Easy, inexpensive, healthy, delicious and the kids love it! When I take it out of the slow cooker to shred it, my kids line up like baby birds and eat it while I'm shredding it." – annie

Lime Chicken Soft Tacos

See how to make chicken soft tacos with a fresh lime juice sauce and seasoned with green onions and garlic

Chicken Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

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These chicken tacos with homemade pineapple salsa are quickly assembled once you've marinated the chicken. The actual grill time is only about 6 minutes.