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Quick Weeknight Chicken Tacos

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These Quick Weeknight Chicken Tacos are so good and come together in less than 30 minutes. 

These quick weeknight chicken tacos are perfect for those busy evenings when you need to get dinner on the table.

These quick weeknight chicken tacos are on my permanent dinner rotation and I make them about once every few weeks. I make the taco shells myself, but you can also make them with store-bought taco shells.

It starts with cooked chicken and you can use slow-cooked chicken, roasted chicken or a rotisserie chicken. I like to add a little seasoning to the cooked chicken if it was not prepared with any.

These quick weeknight chicken tacos are perfect for those busy evenings when you need to get dinner on the table

The taco shells are made by frying corn tortillas over medium heat in hot oil for a few minutes. The shells need to cool a bit before being filled, but then the chicken and lettuce and cheese are added.

These quick weeknight chicken tacos are perfect for those busy evenings when you need to get dinner on the table

Quick Weeknight Chicken Tacos Recipe

These quick weeknight chicken tacos are perfect for those busy evenings when you need to get dinner on the table
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Quick Weeknight Chicken Tacos

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked chicken
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 to mato diced

Instructions

  • Season chicken with taco seasoning and warm on stove or microwave.
  • Chop or shred chicken and set aside.
  • Make taco shells while chicken is warming.
  • In a frying pan, bring oil to medium high heat. Add tortilla and fold over.
  • fry for about 30-45 seconds.
  • Carefully turn shell over with kitchen tongs and cook until both sides are lightly browned.
  • Let taco shells cool upside down on paper towel and sprinkle with salt.
  • Assemble taco by filling with about 2 tablespoons cooked chicken, 2 tablespoons lettuce, 1 tablespoon cheese and a few diced tomatoes.

 

We love these and they are best served with salsa and sour cream.

 

These quick weeknight chicken tacos are perfect for those busy evenings when you need to get dinner on the table

tips to streamline recipes

  • Use a rotisserie chicken for a super quick dinner
  • Substitute pre-made taco shells for hand made shells
  • Save time with pre-shredded cheese and bagged shredded lettuce.

 

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A delicious and simple recipe for chicken tacos that is a family favorite at our home.

These Quick weeknight chicken tacos are perfect for those busy evenings when you need to get dinner on the table.

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Friday 29th of September 2017

What could be better than that? I love quick and easy weeknight recipes. Chicken tacos are a forever hit in this house. Although we had to switch to turkey after we got the chickens, because of Scarlet.