Chicken tacos filled with homemade 30 minute Mexican chicken.

30 Minute Chicken Tacos

  • Author: Serene
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex


30 Minute Chicken Tacos! This is the EASIEST, most flavorful shredded chicken taco recipe! Perfect for a weeknight dinner, or busy day. Only 30 minutes is needed to cook up and shred the chicken.



Chicken Taco Seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Mexican Chicken Ingredients

  • Chicken taco seasoning from above
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup no sodium chicken broth

Chicken Tacos

  • tortillas
  • shredded cheese
  • diced tomato
  • guacamole
  • sour cream
  • diced cilantro


  1. In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients to make the chicken taco seasoning. Stir to combine.
  2. Coat the chicken on both sides with the chicken taco seasoning.
  3. Drizzle the olive oil and heat in a large skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add the chicken and let it cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side. Pour in the chicken stock. Cover the skillet and let the chicken cook in the broth for about 15-20 minutes, until the chicken registers 165 degrees internally and is cooked through.
  5. Remove the chicken from the skillet, shred using a fork, then return to the skillet. Stir to coat the chicken in the remaining sauce in the skillet. Let sit and keep warm on low heat for about 3-5 minutes, to get good flavor throughout the chicken.
  6. Serve warm on tortillas with any additional toppings you would enjoy!


Nutrition Information is for the shredded Mexican Chicken only. For accurate information calculate any tortillas and/or toppings you are using.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 130
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 549 mg
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
  • Protein: 22 g
  • Cholesterol: 55 mg

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