Chicken Taco Recipes
Chicken tacos are a nutritious alternative to traditional beef tacos and generally contain less fat and saturated fat. Plus, they're a quick and satisfying weeknight supper that generally pleases a crowd. From traditional chicken tacos stuffed with plenty of cabbage and cumin to Korean-inspired tacos boasting marinated chicken, peanuts, celery, and soy sauce, we promise these taco recipes won't disappoint. Turn leftover fillings into a taco salad, and tomorrow's lunch is packed and ready.
BBQ Chicken-and-Black Bean Tacos
Easy assembly and bold flavors join forces for a dinner the whole family will love. A kid-friendly mix of quality convenience items and bright produce imparts fresh taste with minimal legwork. A probiotic-rich stand-in for sour cream, yogurt offers creaminess and helps bind the toppings. Rotisserie chicken, one of the most versatile supermarket proteins, makes for a fast and fresh meal. Look for BBQ sauce varieties with less than 250mg sodium and 5g sugar. We like Annie's Original BBQ Sauce.
Grilled Buffalo Chicken Tacos
We took the finger-licking beauty of a Buffalo wing experience and wrapped it in a tortilla—because that's how you win a weeknight.
Shredded Chicken Tacos with Mango Salsa
Look for crema, the Mexican version of sour cream, in Mexican markets or the international aisle of most supermarkets. You could also thin sour cream with ½ teaspoon lime juice.
Chipotle-Lime Chicken Tacos and Broccoli-Radish Salad
Ready in less than 15 minutes and under 400 calories, this recipe is the perfect addition to your Taco Tuesday rotation. A simple side salad is all this dinner needs to round out a balanced, delicious meal.
Kung Pao Chicken Tacos
Rev up dinner with tangy, smoky, or fiery flavors. Taking inspiration from those hip Korean taco trucks, we took a mixture usually served over rice and stuffed it into blistered tortillas.
Chicken Carne Asada Tacos with Pickled Onions
We replaced beef with seasoned chicken for a fresh take on this traditional Mexican dish.
Shredded Chicken Tacos with Tomatoes and Grilled Corn
These light and fresh tacos—full of protein and veggies—come together in a snap.
Fiesta Chicken Tacos with Mango and Jicama Salad
Add fresh fruits and vegetables to spicy chicken tacos for an inspired Mexican meal.
Ancho Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Slaw and Avocado Cream Recipe
Crunchy cilantro slaw and cool, fresh avocado cream are all the dressing these chicken tacos will need.
Chicken and Mushroom Tacos
Simple to cook, fun to eat, and infinitely variable, tacos are an easy weeknight dinner option for busy households. Set up a taco bar with this flavorful filling of caramelized onions, chicken, and earthy mushrooms and whatever other toppings your family likes―sour cream, cheese, salsa, sliced avocado, raw onion or radish, and extra jalapeños are great options.
Soft Chicken Tacos
Juicy, flavorful thigh meat, plus plenty of ground cumin and a topping of shredded cabbage, gives these tacos authentic Mexican flavor.
Chicken Tacos with Mango-Avocado Salsa
Your family will thank you when these tacos hit the table. We left the seeds in the jalapeño for a spicy kick; omit them if you prefer a mild salsa.
Chicken Soft Tacos with Sautéed Onions and Apples
The unusual pairing of apples, chicken, onion, and nutmeg in this savory-sweet taco filling is divinely delicious.
Granny Smith apples work best in this recipe. They remain tart, juicy, and crisp after baking.