Chicken Tacos Recipe

Super easy restaurant-style Chicken Tacos . Easy ingredients including shredded chicken, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, & corn tortillas.

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. ๐Ÿ˜€ It also helps that they pretty much taste like the Chicken Tacos found at your local Mexican Restaurants. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

INGREDIENTS:

– Shredded, cooked chicken

– Salt & Pepper to taste

– Mexican Style Cheese

– Diced Green chiles (optional)

– Corn Tortillas (I prefer Arizona brand)

– Vegetable Oil

– Lettuce & Tomatoes

DIRECTIONS:

Super easy restaurant style Chicken Tacos { lilluna.com } Easy ingredients including shredded chicken, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, & corn tortillas.

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.

Super easy restaurant style Chicken Tacos { lilluna.com } Easy ingredients including shredded chicken, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, & corn tortillas.

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.

Super easy restaurant style Chicken Tacos { lilluna.com } Easy ingredients including shredded chicken, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, & corn tortillas.

{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.

Super easy restaurant-style Chicken Tacos . Easy ingredients including shredded chicken, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, & corn tortillas.

Super easy restaurant-style Chicken Tacos . Easy ingredients including shredded chicken, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, & corn tortillas.

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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  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!

    XOXO, Mallory @ Classy Clutter

  2. 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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. It does get a little oily, but that’s what makes these so good. I do let the oil drip out and also place them on a plate with a paper towel to let drain when done. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    2. that is why in Mexico, these tacos are rolled and not folded. Furthermore, in mexico we add sour cream, cheese and green sauce on the top, we also add tomato, lettuce and avocado.

  3. DO YOU HAVE A BEEF TACO RECIPE.WOULD LOVE IT.
    I MADE THE RED ENCHILADAS…THEY WERE WONGERFUL.
    THANK YOU FOR GREAT RECIPES.

    1. You can use a good grade of ground beef or chuck roast (cooked in crock pot) and shred it like you would the chicken or pork. I use Pork Butt (in crock pot), that is all to it. Hope this answers your question.. GOD BLESS

      Marie Czarnecki and her furry SHELTIE’S

  4. This is the way Mama made beef tacos when we were kids, they were the best ever! Your recipe brought back fond memories, I’ve never tried fixing them, but I will now, thanks.

  5. I love all of your recipes, they look delish, and will make all of them and thinking they are inexpensive. I always use chicken, good grade of ground beef, and for pork I buy a pork butt and shred.. Thank you so much for you passing on “GREAT STUFF”…

    Marie and her furry four legged SHELTIES.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Hi Love your recipes. There awesome and I so want to get really good at making Mexican Food. I have learned to make and Can Green Sausa Verda so as to have it year round. I so want to learn to make Fajataโ€™s and Burritoes. Thank You for your Lovely Recipes. Please Keep them Coming.

  7. These tacos were so easy and tasted great. I was a little afraid of frying the shells, but that turned out to be simple and to be honest, that’s what put this dish over the top.