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Chicken tacos filled with homemade 30 minute Mexican chicken.
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30 Minute Chicken Tacos

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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: main dish
Cuisine: Tex Mex
Servings: 8
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Serene



Chicken Taco Seasoning

Mexican Chicken

  • 1 Chicken taco seasoning ingredients above
  • 2 lbs Chicken boneless skinless breasts or thighs
  • 1 cup chicken broth low or no sodium

Chicken Tacos

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


  • In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients to make the chicken taco seasoning. Stir to combine.
  • Coat the chicken on both sides with the chicken taco seasoning.
  • Drizzle the olive oil and heat in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: 1 | Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 549mg