Easy Chicken Tacos

November 26, 2021
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Combination of tacos and chicken with your favorite sauces: Chicken Taco. Feel the explosion of flavor in every bite.

Tacos are famous worldwide, not just in Mexico. Of course, its unique simplicity and taste fascinates everyone. Chicken taco is one of the best and easiest Mexican cuisines that offers you a great taste surprise. Chicken cooked with fresh tomatoes, onions, cilantro, avocado and herbs and spices! Here we will explain the secret of how you can make this amazing flavor at home by yourself. So give your family and friends a wonderful and unforgettable Mexican food experience. This easy and delicious taco recipe will undoubtedly make you the star of your kitchen.

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Taste Score: %85
Difficulty Easy
Servings 8 people
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 25 mins
Total 40 mins

Tips

  • Use skinless and boneless chicken.
  • Check the freshness of all ingredients when purchasing. The ingredients must be fresh so that they can give you the best taste.
  • While choosing the tortilla, pick the corn one. It has the perfect crunch and crispiness to satisfy the experience.
  • While boiling the chicken, use chicken broth instead of water. Chicken broth gives the perfect flavor to your chicken.
  • Make sure that you follow the timeline while cooking the chicken. Overcooking the chicken might make it rubbery.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 °F.
  2. Take a large pan and heat the olive oil over medium flame.
  3. Put the onions and tomatoes in the pan and saute for 10-15 minutes until they turn slightly brown.
  4. Then add the chicken, salt, garlic powder, black pepper, chili powder, cumin powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Turn the flame to high and keep stirring all the ingredients until mixed well.
  5. Take a wooden spoon and cut the chicken into smaller pieces. Cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Then pour in the tomato sauce and water and mix well.
  7. Turn the flame to low and let it simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Once it gets a perfect consistency, add in the chopped cilantro.
  8. Taste and add the seasonings to your preference.
  9. Take the tacos and put them over the baking sheet. With a spoon, overlap the edges. Make sure to not break the tacos.
  10. Bake them until they are crispy enough, for 6-7 minutes.
  11. Place the chicken inside the tacos. And top them with avocado, sour cream, and lemon wedges. If you are a cheese lover, feel free to add as much you like.
  12. Enjoy your meal!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Chicken Tacos
Serves 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories230
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.5 g23.7%
Protein 15 g30%
Sodium 543 mg23.6%
Cholesterol 65 mg21.7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Type of Tortillas Should Be Used?

Crispy and tasty corn tortillas are the best choice for chicken tacos. The corn tortillas perfectly balance out the soft yummy cheesy toppings inside that are full of flavors. It has that exact amount of crunch needed to make your taco experience the best. But you can also use the flour tortilla if you prefer it. In that case, coat your tortillas with cooking spray and carefully put them over the two bars of the oven rack. Bake the tortillas for 7-10 minutes at 375 °F to give that crisp to your flour tortillas.

How to Cook Chicken for Tacos?

Shredded chicken is the best for tacos. It will provide the exact flavor in every bite you take. Take your chicken breast in a big pan and boil it in chicken broth. Add in all the seasonings and herbs to intensify the taste of your chicken. Boil the chicken for 10 minutes until simmer. After 10 minutes take a piece out and check the internal temperature, it must be 165 degrees F.

What Are Chicken Taco Topping Ideas?

The classic chicken taco toppings are finely chopped onion, parsley, cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, However, if you like spicy food, you can also add some hot sauce to the toppings.

What to Serve with Chicken Tacos?

Taco is one of the best Mexican assets that you can eat to give yourself a bon appetite feeling. It pairs perfectly with various foods as well as multiple cocktails.

Food: Chips and Salsa, Corn Pudding, Mexican Coleslaw, Jicama with Mango Slaw, Spanish Rice, Mexican Blanck Beans, Mexican Sweet Potatoes, Elote(Mexican Street Corn), Pepper Salad.

Cocktail: Margarita, Gin and Tonic, Sangria, Rum Swizzle, El Diablo Cocktail, and Old Fashioned are some great cocktails and beverages that will fit perfectly with your delicious chicken tacos.

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