Quick and Easy Oven Baked Chicken Tacos

Quick and Easy Oven Baked Chicken Tacos | 31Daily.com

A quick and easy midweek dinner favorite at my house is Oven Baked Chicken Tacos. This cheese and bean stuffed, rotisserie chicken baked tacos will have your people asking for seconds.

When you’re looking for leftover chicken recipes, have a surplus of rotisserie chicken, or want an incredibly quick and easy meal, this “recipe” is one to remember.

In fact, it’s almost not a recipe at all. It’s an assembly. A quick and easy assembly.

And if the people you cook for like tacos, like mine do, it’s a go-to, cook’s night-off-favorite.

Crowd Favorite

With a teen in the house, and his friends, these tacos are an easy Friday night, party food, crowd gathering, taco bar kind of recipe. Easy and delicious. Simply multiply the ingredients to the number of tacos you need to serve.

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Chicken

If you’ve meal prepped chicken ahead with our easy shredded Mexican chicken, you’ll not need to add the salsa, other than as a topping. If you’re using rotisserie chicken, the salsa adds an important Mexican flavor component.

Beans

I have a refried bean lover in our house. While the recipe calls for refried beans, substitute your favorite beans.

My favorite? Black beans, always. They’re incredibly delicious in these tacos. Just be sure to rinse and drain well before adding them to the shells.

Toppings

We’ve listed some topping ideas that will take your baked chicken tacos into the favorite recipe zone. I like to think of the toppings as side dishes, which easily subs for a salad served with the tacos. Add some tortilla chips, guacamole, bean dip, and dinner is served.

Here’s to another quick and easy, but healthy and tasty meal!

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Quick and Easy Oven Baked Chicken Tacos

Quick and Easy Oven Baked Chicken Tacos | 31Daily.com

A quick and easy midweek dinner favorite at my house is Oven Baked Chicken Tacos. This cheese and bean stuffed, rotisserie chicken baked tacos will have your people asking for seconds.

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 tacos
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Ingredients

1 package taco shells (10 count)
2-1/2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
1-1/4 cup salsa
can (16 ounce) refried beans
1-1/4 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese

Topping Ideas:

guacamole (homemade guacamole or store-bought)
chopped tomatoes
green onions
shredded lettuce
salsa
sour cream

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray the bottom or a 13 x 9 inch or 3-quart baking dish with cooking spray. Place taco shells standing up in the baking dish.

Assemble Tacos:

Spread about 2 tablespoons refried beans in the bottom of each shell. Top with a heaping amount of chicken, 1/4 cup in each taco. Next, spoon 2 tablespoons of salsa over the chicken, followed by 2 tablespoons of shredded cheese. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the chicken is heated through.

Toppings:

Garnish each taco with your preference of toppings. Ideas include guacamole (quick homemade or store-bought), chopped tomatoes, green onions, shredded lettuce, salsa, and sour cream.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 taco
  • Calories: 221 calories
  • Protein: 20 grams

Keywords: quick and easy recipes, 15 minute meals, tacos, taco tuesday, chicken tacos

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

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