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Tasty Chicken Tacos Recipe

Tasty Chicken Tacos Recipe

Quick-to-make tacos are hard to beat for a weeknight dinner. This easy and flavorful Mexican recipe for chicken tacos offers a wholesome alternative to the packaged taco seasoning you find at the store.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 serrano chili, minced
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 cups shredded, cooked chicken
  • 12 flour tortillas


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and chili and sauté until the onion has softened, about 6 minutes.
  2. Add the tomato sauce, cumin, and salt and continue to cook for one more minute. Add the chicken and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  3. Taste, and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Serve in tortillas with toppings of your choice. Makes about 3 1/2 cups.

Nutritional Information

Per serving (1/2 cup and 2 8-inch tortillas): 460 Calories, 35g Protein (69% dv), 53g Carbohydrates (18% dv), 11g Fat (18% dv), 69mg Cholesterol (23% dv), 2g Saturated Fat (9% dv), 874mg Sodium (36% dv), 0.4g Fiber (2% dv), 1g Sugars, 217mg Calcium (22% dv)

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