Spicy Chicken Tacos


Novice Foodie
Hey guys, I want to share a recipe that's truly special for me: Spicy Chicken Tacos🌮. Inspired by my adventurous trip to Mexico🇲🇽, these tacos are a flavor-packed fiesta, featuring tender chicken infused with bold spices, nestled in warm tortillas and topped with all my favorite fixings!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ pound shredded cooked chicken We used Rotisserie chicken
  • 1 ounce taco seasoning (click for recipe!)
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 14.5 ounces diced tomatoes fully drained (1 can)
  • 4.5 ounces diced green chiles fully drained (1 can)
  • 10 hard taco shells We used Old El Paso Stand 'N Stuff
  • 8 ounces refried beans (½ can)
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese

Optional Toppings​

  • Sliced jalapeños
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Chopped fresh cilantro


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a medium skillet.
    1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Add onion to skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the onion is translucent and fragrant.
    ½ cup diced onion
  • 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.
    ½ pound shredded cooked chicken,1 ounce taco seasoning,14.5 ounces diced tomatoes,4.5 ounces diced green chiles
  • Place the taco shells in the baking dish, standing up. We were able to fit 10 taco shells in the dish by adding 2 on each side.
    10 hard taco shells
  • 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.
    8 ounces refried beans
  • Sprinkle each shell generously with shredded cheese, the more the better!
    2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 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, shredded lettuce, cilantro, and salsa.
    Sliced jalapeños, Sour cream, Salsa, Chopped fresh cilantro, Shredded lettuce
Wow, these Spicy Chicken Tacos look absolutely delicious! They seem like a flavor-packed fiesta in every bite. Will be adding this recipe to my must-try list! 🌮🔥