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Baked Chicken Tacos

This Baked Chicken Tacos recipe is made with shredded chicken, taco seasoning, and shredded cheese. It's so easy to prepare and perfect for a party or crowd!
Course Entree
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 473kcal
Author Yumna Jawad



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange the taco shells in the pan and bake for 5 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, diced green chiles, lime juice and taco seasoning until everything is well mixed.
  • Spoon the chicken mixture evenly between the taco shells, filling them halfway full, then top with the shredded cheese.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until tacos start to brown and the cheese is melted.
  • Serve immediately with chopped cilantro and your favorite taco toppings.



Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last up to 2 days in the fridge. However, the taco shells will get softer after a couple hours. I recommend eating them immediately after cooking.
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However here are some common substitutes that would work well in this recipe.
  • Instead of shredded chicken, you can also use ground beef, ground turkey or even just prepared beans
  • You can substitute the diced chiles with salsa or pico de gallo, but make sure there is not too much liquid in the mixture.
  • If you don't have taco seasoning, you can make your own by mixing together chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder and oregano. The first spices will have greater quantities and you can play around with the ratio as you like.
* Please note the nutrition label does not include any toppings.


Serving: 3tacos | Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 910mg | Potassium: 605mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 534IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 703mg | Iron: 2mg