Baked Chicken Tacos
The BEST baked tacos.....EVER!! Actually.....the BEST tacos EVER!
One of my ALL time FAVORITE recipes!! I will never have tacos NOT baked again! Game changer!!
Full recipe in video below!
3/4 pound cooked chicken- shredded
1 packet taco seasoning
1/2 cup onion- diced
1 can diced tomato 14.5 ounce, fully drained
1 can Chopped Green Chiles 4.5 ounce, fully drained
10 Stand and Stuff Taco Shells
8 ounces refried beans- 1/2 can or so
2 cups Mexican Blend Cheese- shredded ( I used 1/2 cup of Cojita in place of shredded)
Toppings such as sliced Jalapenos, sour cream, salsa, chopped cilantro, shredded lettuce, or any of your favorite taco toppings!
Preheat oven to 400F. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick spray.
Heat nonstick cooking spray over medium heat in a medium skillet.
Add onion to skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the onion is translucent and fragrant.
Stir in the chicken, taco seasoning, tomatoes (FULLY DRAINED), and green chiles (FULLY DRAINED). Stir to combine fully. Reduce to simmer and allow to cook for 5-8 minutes.
Place the taco shells in the baking dish, standing up. I was able to fit 10 taco shells in the dish by adding 2 on each side.
Bake the taco shells for 5 minutes by themselves to allow them to crisp up. Remove from the oven.
Spoon 1 tablespoon of beans into the bottom of each taco shell. Top with the chicken mixture, almost to the top of each shell.
Sprinkle each shell generously with shredded cheese, the more the better!
Bake for 7-10 minutes or until cheese is fully melted and the edges of the shells are browned.
Remove from the oven and top with your favorite items such as jalapenos, sour cream, cilantro, and salsa.
4 points (blue & purple)
5 points (green)
Recipe inspiration from thecookierookie.com