Chicken Tacos Recipe

One of the main dishes we have at all of our Mexican family get-togethers is Chicken Tacos. Each of us make it a little differently, but it’s something we always have and expect when we are having Mexican food at a Luna event. I have enjoyed making them for my own family because they are so easy and so yummy!

What’s best is I like to cook all my chicken in advance and divide it and put it into freezer bags, so I can just pull out a bag in the morning, let a thaw through out the day and have it ready to cook in time for dinner. It’s also one of those meals that the whole family likes (including the kids) which makes things even easier. 😀 It also helps that they pretty much taste like the Chicken Tacos found at your local Mexican Restaurants. 😉

Super easy restaurant style Chicken Tacos { }

Here is how you can make this Chicken Tacos Recipe as well:


– Shredded, cooked chicken

– Salt & Pepper to taste

– Mexican Style Cheese

– Diced Green chiles (optional)

– Corn Tortillas (I prefer Arizona brand)

– Vegetable Oil

– Lettuce & Tomatoes


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1. Begin by cooking your chicken. I usually cook up a bunch at once by throwing it in the crockpot on LOW for most the day. Once it’s done and all the way cooked through then take out of crockpot, let cool and shred, taking out any pieces you don’t like. Add salt and pepper and cheese. This is where I divide the chicken and put it into freezer bags.

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2. Add vegetable oil to your pan and turn to LOW/MEDIUM heat. Add some chicken to the middle of your corn tortilla. Then grab with your tongs. I like to rock mine back and forth when the oil is ready until I can lay the taco down without opening up.

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{Rocking it back and forth}

3. Take out taco when both sides are cooked and lay on a plate with paper towel on it to help drain the oil.

Restaurant Style Chicken Tacos. These are the best! { }

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These tacos are SO stinking good!! We add shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes too along with salsa to make these a hit at dinner.

It may sound weird, but my kids even like ketchup in them, and I have to admit that I kinda like it too. {Gross, I know!}

I know you can buy pre-made shells at the store, and that things are less healthy when they are fried, but these tacos are so good and will be a hit at your next Mexican Meal. :)

For more Mexican dishes be sure to check out these favorites:

Restaurant Style Spanish Rice. The best and easiest recipe! { }

Spanish Rice

Restaurant Style Red Cheese Enchiladas - my favorite!! Recipe on { } #enchiladas

Restaurant Style Red Cheese Enchiladas

DELICIOUS Green Chile Burros that are so easy! #greenchile #burros

Green Chile Burros

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  1. 1

    So yummy looking!!! I’ll have to try this! My oldest is 4 and loves ketchup on anything. I am equally as weird because I love PEAS on my tacos!!! I make chorizo tacos and I LOVE them with peas! haha!!

    Thanks for the recipe!

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    Those look great!
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    MM the chicken tacos look delicious. And I love how tacos can meet so many peoples dinner requirements by adding a little of this for me and a little of that for you! You like ketchup- I like sour cream!
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    These look delicious. When you cook your chicken in the crock-pot do you add any specific seasonings? I laughed when you said your family will put Ketchup on their tacos. My family likes to do that too, but, I only let them put it on a specialty taco I call Cheeseburger tacos. Other wise, I think, It is just wrong and gross! 😉

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      I do not put any seasonings on when the chicken is cooking, but my mom drizzles on some olive oil and a little garlic pepper. She also puts in crushed Oregano instead of the diced green chiles that I use. :)

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    The enchiladas look so delicious!! I would love for you to come link up to my party and follow along.

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    All nice recipes. Thanks so much.

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    I don’t understand. When you put the tortilla in the oil, doesn’t the chicken get all oily?

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