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Tacos… Not Just For Tuesdays Anymore: Easy Chicken Tacos

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easy chicken tacos

I know Taco Tuesday is a thing, but can Taco Thursday be a thing?! I think so! Both days start with a “T” and why not have another excuse to eat tacos. Everyone loves tacos, am I right?

I’ve put together a really simple recipe that won’t take any time at all. Isn’t that what everyone wants?! Quick and easy! This will only take you 20 minutes, tops! The second best part of this recipe is that it’s easily customizable!

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I love shopping at Meijer because it’s open 24/7 and those hours work best with my husband’s crazy third shift work schedule. Right now, they have a great deal for dinner. You won’t want to pass this one up! You can get a juicy 30 oz. rotisserie chicken and a refreshing 2-liter of Diet Coke® for $7 (or crispy fried chicken and a 2-liter of Coke® for $8). I’m all about finding a good deal, and my husband and I are big fans of rotisserie chicken. It’s so much food, and can easily last for two or three meals. Since the deal was paired with Diet Coke, we just had to get it. Everyone that knows us in real life, knows that my husband and I are both Diet Coke fanatics!

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My husband was super excited that I was a) suggesting to pick up a rotisserie chicken for dinner and b) that I was making tacos for dinner. A double win. We used to get a rotisserie chicken every week while grocery shopping for years. It had been so long since the last time we got one, that we were both super excited to try an old favorite again! My husband is also a HUGE fan of Mexican food. It’s his favorite! He’s could eat it for every meal. I wanted to be a good wife and cook his favorite food for him.

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Ingredients:

  • rotisserie chicken
  • queso fresco
  • shredded lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • taco seasoning (see below for a homemade recipe)
  • corn or flour tortillas (I used  flour tortillas)
  • …and other any toppings that you want to include on your tacos
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Homemade taco seasoning:

  • 2 teaspoons of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of cumin
  • 4 teaspoons of oregano
  • 4 teaspoons of chili powder

Mix together.

Directions:

1. Go to Meijer and pick up a rotisserie chicken and a refreshing 2-liter of Diet Coke for $7.

2. Chop up the chicken however you like. You can make the pieces long and slender, small and chunky, or even shredded.

3. Mix together your own taco seasoning (see recipe above) or you can purchase taco seasoning at the store, but I prefer making my own (there are no additives or MSG if you make it yourself).

4. Gather your toppings and make sure they are easily accessible, so you can assemble your tacos.

5. Make sure to grate the cheese, so it will be ready to put on top of the tacos.

easy chicken tacos

6. (This step is completely optional) You can put the tortillas in the skillet to give them that extra crunch. If you do, you only need to do it for a couple minutes or until lightly browned. Make sure you mold them so they are taco shaped or else they will break apart. You also can just use the tortillas like they come. You don’t want to heat up your kitchen by using the oven! It’s summer after all.

7. I started assembling my tacos by putting the chicken on my tacos first. I then started seasoning the tacos with the taco seasoning that I made. Since it is raw seasoning, you need to be extremely careful when seasoning. I gathered a few specks in my fingers and gently sprinkled it onto the top of the chicken. Be sure to not over do it.

8. After the chicken is seasoned, you can put the rest of your toppings on your tacos. I started with the lettuce, then the tomatoes, and then the queso fresco.

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Voila. Easy peasy.

easy chicken tacos

I’m going to warn you though… Three tacos won’t be enough and these are totally addicting. This is coming from someone who usually eats beef or barbacoa tacos. Prepare to be hooked!

What’s your favorite kind of taco??

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  • Shelby Stover

    Oh I make my own taco seasoning too! Makes everything so much yummier 🙂

  • Ashley Stephenson

    Tacos are my favorite! I could eat them everyday!

  • Marta

    Why do people try to limit my taco intake to only Tuesdays? I’m a rebel, so i eat them bad boys whenever and wherever!

  • Tacos everyday is my motto! These sound delish.

  • Yum! I love how versatile rotisserie chickens are and I totally want to try out the homemade taco seasoning!

  • Ruthie Ridley

    Omg these look SO good!!

  • Yulissa Rosario Santiago

    Yum! These tacos looks delicious!! Love the idea of using soft tortillas!!

  • Nicole Elliott

    Yumm! I agree–Tacos are for every day especially when they’re that easy! ~ Client

  • I love tacos but I’ve never thought about using rotisserie chicken in them. Thanks for sharing this great idea!

  • Tami

    I love chicken tacos! I’ve never made them this way but I definitely need to because they look so good!

  • Melissa Marie

    Yum, that sounds amazing! Rotisserie chicken can definitely be used in many different recipes, and how easy too!

  • These look so tasty! Crisping the tortillas made these look extra appetizing. We have tacos ALL the time!

  • These sound wonderful! Going on my list of items to make. Thanks!!

  • Nicole Leith

    Wow! Those look so amazing and so simple. Tacos are one of my favorite foods and they are doubly my favorite because they are so easy. Thank you for sharing.

  • Twin Pickle

    Tacos everday forever!! I just bought tickets to a local taco festival for October… I love tacos that much!

  • shootingstarsmag

    Oh yum, this looks so good! My family is a fan of rotisserie chicken too so I like this new way of eating it.

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

  • Ooh those look so delicious! I LOVE tacos and thats such a smart way to make them easy and quick!

  • Hanna J Smith

    This looks so good! Cooking the tortillas first makes SUCH a difference!