Baked Chicken Tacos Recipe


Prepare to tantalize your taste buds with these mouthwatering Baked Chicken Tacos! This recipe combines tender shredded chicken, flavorful taco seasoning, and a variety of delicious toppings, all baked together in crispy taco shells for the ultimate taco experience.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound cooked chicken, shredded (such as rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 ounce Taco Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 ounce), fully drained
  • 1 can Chopped Green Chiles (4.5 ounce), fully drained
  • 10 Stand and Stuff Taco Shells (such as Old El Paso)
  • 8 ounces Refried Beans (1/2 can)
  • 2 cups Mexican Blend Cheese, shredded
  • Toppings such as Old El Paso sliced Jalapenos, sour cream, salsa, chopped cilantro, shredded lettuce, or any of your favorite taco toppings!


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a medium skillet.
  3. Add diced onion to skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until translucent and fragrant.
  4. Stir in the shredded chicken, taco seasoning, fully drained diced tomatoes, and fully drained chopped green chiles. Stir to combine fully. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 5-8 minutes.
  5. Place the taco shells in the baking dish, standing up. You can fit about 10 taco shells in the dish by adding 2 on each side.
  6. Bake the taco shells for 5 minutes to allow them to crisp up. Remove from the oven.
  7. Spoon 1 tablespoon of refried beans into the bottom of each taco shell. Top with the chicken mixture, almost filling each shell.
  8. Sprinkle each taco generously with shredded cheese.
  9. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until cheese is fully melted and the edges of the shells are browned.
  10. Remove from the oven and top with your favorite taco toppings such as jalapenos, sour cream, cilantro, and salsa.

Nutritional Information:

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30-35 minutes
  • Calories: Approximately 300 kcal per serving
  • Yield: 10 Baked Chicken Tacos
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Serving Size: 1 Baked Chicken Taco
  • Nutritional Values (per serving):
    • Sugar: 2g
    • Sodium: 450mg
    • Fat: 15g
    • Carbohydrates: 20g
    • Fiber: 3g
    • Protein: 20g
    • Cholesterol: 50mg


  1. 10 Mouthwatering Taco Recipes – Explore a variety of delicious taco recipes to satisfy your cravings.
  2. How to Make Homemade Taco Seasoning – Learn how to create your own flavorful taco seasoning blend at home.
  3. Best Toppings for Tacos – Discover creative and tasty topping ideas to enhance your taco experience.


Baked Chicken Tacos offer a delightful twist on traditional tacos, providing a crispy shell filled with flavorful chicken and topped with your favorite toppings. Easy to make and customizable to suit your preferences, these tacos are perfect for any meal or gathering.


  1. Can I use raw chicken instead of cooked chicken?
    • Yes, you can use raw chicken. Simply cook it in the skillet with the onions until fully cooked before adding the other ingredients.
  2. Can I use soft taco shells instead of stand and stuff taco shells?
    • Yes, you can use soft taco shells if preferred. Adjust the baking time accordingly.
  3. Can I make these tacos vegetarian?
    • Yes, you can omit the chicken and add more beans or your favorite vegetables for a vegetarian option.
  4. How do I store leftover baked chicken tacos?
    • Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.
  5. Can I freeze baked chicken tacos?
    • It’s not recommended to freeze already baked tacos, as they may become soggy when reheated. However, you can freeze the assembled but unbaked tacos and bake them when ready to serve.

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