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SUPER EASY Oven Baked Spicy Chicken Tacos make a weekly appearance on our table. All the flavor and none of the stress. ALL THAT MELTED CHEESE! Perfect Chicken Tacos recipe for a crowd on Family Mexican Night!

Baked Chicken Tacos Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 233kcal
How to make the best baked chicken tacos for a crowd! Lots of tacos made in one baking dish for family dinners, Cinco de Mayo, and more.
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound cooked chicken shredded (I used cooked Rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 ounce Taco Seasoning click for homemade recipe!
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 1 can diced tomato 14.5 ounce, fully drained
  • 1 can Chopped Green Chiles 4.5 ounce, fully drained
  • 10 Stand and Stuff Taco Shells I used 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!

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in a medium skillet.
  • Add onion to skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the onion is translucent and fragrant.
  • Stir in the chicken, taco seasoning, tomatoes (FULLY DRAINED), and green chiles (FULLY  DRAINED) *see note. Stir to combine fully. Reduce to simmer and allow to cook for 5-8 minutes.
  • Place the taco shells in the baking dish, standing up. I was able to fit 10 taco shells in the dish by adding 2 on each side.
  • Bake the taco shells for 5 minutes by themselves to allow them to crisp up. Remove from the oven.
  • Spoon 1 tablespoon of beans into the bottom of each taco shell. Top with the chicken mixture, almost to the top of each shell.
  • Sprinkle each shell generously with shredded cheese, the more the better!
  • Bake for 7-10 minutes or until cheese is fully melted and the edges of the shells are browned.
  • Remove from the oven and top with your favorite items such as jalapenos, sour cream, cilantro, and salsa.
  • Enjoy!

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Notes

  • Be sure to drain the tomatoes completely, this will help the taco shells to not get soggy while baking!
  • If you prefer your tacos not spicy, just omit the green chilis and use regular Old El Paso Taco Seasoning. Just as delicious! 

Nutrition

Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 610mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Vitamin C: 9.6mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 1.6mg