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Baked Chicken Tacos

The chicken filling is so easy to make! You can eat it with a bowl of cauliflower rice if you prefer not to eat the corn tortilla shells. Either way, it’s delicious!


Baked Chicken Tacos

Easy baked chicken then shredded and added to crunchy taco shells!
Course dinner, lunch
  • 16 oz chicken breasts (pounded thin)
  • 1 tsp salt (more or less to taste)
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 3 tbsp taco seasonings
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small diced red onion
  • 14 oz rotel or petitie diced tomatoes
  • 12 oz canned black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 3 chipotle peppers (canned, chopped)
  • 16 crunchy yellow or white corn tortilla shells (we used the "stand and stuff")
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • your favorite taco toppings!
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a 11x7 baking dish add chicken breasts, seasonings and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Add onions, black beans, rotel, and chipotle peppers. Stir everything together. Cover and bake in the oven from 50-55 minutes or until chicken is cooked.
  • Shred chicken with two forks. Arrange the taco shells in a 13x9 baking dish. Add a couple tablespoons of chicken mixture in each taco. Add shredded cheese and green onions.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or just until the cheese melts. Serve with all your favorite taco fixings!


Keyword baked chicken, chicken tacos, healthy baked chicken, healthy chicken tacos, taco tuesday, tacos
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  1. This is a fabulous recipe! Super easy and the flavors are amazing. I definitely recommend this one!

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious! I reduced the salt and pepper to half the recommended amount and only used one packet of taco seasoning, but these were perfectly delicious for Cinco de Mayo! Next time I think we’ll try them with flour tortillas instead. Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe!

  3. Tried this tonight – the flavor was great, but my tacos were really soggy at the bottom – and fell apart. Did I miss something? (And yes, I drained the beans first). Thanks!

  4. 5 stars
    These tacos are so flavorful, and extremely easy. I’ve shared the recipe with several mom friends. My boys gobble it up every time I make it!
    I did not use chipotle peppers and it’s still super tasty.
    This is a perfect weekday meal that comes together easily.
    Thank you, Alia and Radwa for another favorite family recipe. 😊

  5. Can you recommend a cooking time if i wanted to make the ‘chicken bake’ on an all-day setting for an InstaPot?

    1. If you are doing an all-day setting, do you mean in a slow cooker? If so, you can set on low for 6-8 hours or high on 2-3 hours.

      1. I can’t wait to make this tonight! So far I have loved every recipe I’ve tried, the one pot rigatoni being my favorite new thing to make! I was wondering if I could make this without pounding the chicken? If I just leave the breasts as they are, will the cook time be very different? I just don’t have anything to pound the chicken with, so maybe if I flip it halfway through? Love you both so much, I had no idea you were in Minnesota! I just moved to St. Louis, MO from St. Paul less than 2 months ago! So happy I found you two!

        1. Hi Katie – Thank you for your kind words! So glad you liked the one pot rigatoni! You don’t have to pound the chicken but it will definitely take longer to bake. Not sure how big the pieces are. Just a tip – you can place the chicken breast in a ziplock bag and pound it with a pan or pot. You don’t need a meat pounder or a specific tool. Let us know if that help!

          We are sorry to hear that you left the frozen tundra :)! It’s bitter outside today! Enjoy St. Louis! – Alia and Radwa

  6. 5 stars
    Just made this for dinner – found the recipe on Pinterest because their videos are addicting to watch- I wanted to try something new and this looked amazing!
    I have a three month old baby and made this with one hand. So simple and beyond delicious! This will be a big hit with the family. I plan to even make this for our friends when we host.
    Great as tacos or a dip or a wrap. It’s so simple!

  7. 4 stars
    I went overboard on the spice. I put red pepper flakes on the chicken and used the rotel with peppers along with the chipotle. Way too hot. Other than that the tacos were delicious. lol