These shredded chicken tacos are quick, easy and healthy! You can make the base in the crockpot, in the instant pot in the oven or on the stovetop. You can even buy a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. Dinner doesn't get much easier or more delicious than this!
When Taco Tuesday doesn’t conjure up that spark that it usually does, blow everyone’s mind with these rowdy little tacos!
They can be individualized to everyone in the family - celebrating the uniqueness of taste and creativity we all bring to the table (wink!), through toppings and wrappings!
Making the Base of Your Tacos: Shredded Chicken
These tacos are made with shredded chicken. You can grab a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and pull the meat off, but once you see how easy it is to make your own shredded chicken, you'll be whipping up a batch on your own.
Watch the video below to see the easiest way to make shredded chicken.
If you make a batch of shredded chicken as part of your monthly meal prep, you can serve these shredded chicken tacos at least once a week and have them on the table in no time!
How to Make Shredded Chicken Tacos
Once you have your base (shredded chicken), the rest is about as easy as it gets.
Simply mix the shredded chicken with our homemade taco seasoning (or a packet from the grocery store).
Then add the mixture to the base of your choice - like blue corn taco shells, gluten free wraps or even romaine lettuce.
Toppings can vary based on the personal preference of everyone in your family, making these truly customizable and loved by all.
At our house, we're all about avocado, purple onions, tomatoes, shredded cheese and sour cream. And a few people in the house like to add jalapeno peppers.
Shredded Chicken TacosPrint
- 3-4 Cups shredded chicken (2 - 3 chicken breasts - click here to see the easiest way to make shredded chicken.)
- 4-5 TBS Chicken or Vegetable Broth
Homemade Taco Seasoning
- 1 Tbsp. Chili Powder
- ¼ tsp. Garlic Powder
- ¼ tsp. Onion Powder
- ¼ tsp. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- ¼ tsp. Dried Oregano
- ½ tsp. Paprika
- 1 ½ tsp. Ground Cumin
- 1 tsp. Sea Salt
- 1 tsp. Black Pepper (optional)
- Sliced Avocado
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Chopped Onion
- Sliced Cherry Tomatoes
- Sliced Jalapeno Peppers
- Traditional Taco Shells
- Blue Corn Taco Shells
- Fajitas of your choice (great gluten and corn-free options)
- Romaine Lettuce
- In medium saucepan, over low heat, combine shredded chicken and broth.
- Add homemade taco seasoning and continue to stir until shredded chicken is coated, adding more broth as needed to attain desired “sauciness.”
- Add chicken to the "shell" of your choice (Romaine leaf, plain or flavored tortillas, brown rice, or blue corn shells.)
- Add desired toppings and enjoy!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Dinner
- Cuisine: Mexican
Keywords: Easy, fast, dinner, tacos, shredded chicken, Mexican
MY FAVORITE SHREDDED CHICKEN RECIPE IDEAS
Listen, when I first started making batches of shredded chicken, I kept things fairly basic. I used it in sandwiches and tossed it on my salads.
But I've come a long way, baby.
I've figured out a way to incorporate shredded chicken into just about everything we're eating. I don't because - you know - the entire family might start a revolt against shredded chicken.
BUT - it's comforting to know that even on the nights when we have no food in the house - I still have shredded chicken and can whip up SOMETHING to eat.
Here are a few of my (and my family's) favorites:
BBQ Chicken Sliders with Homemade BBQ Sauce
A perfect way to liven up a classic comfort food is by swapping out a traditional hamburger bun with -- Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, Romaine Lettuce ‘buns,’ or even make a bowl out of this by topping brown rice with this incredible BBQ chicken!
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Casserole
Ever take a spoonful of chicken noodle soup and wish that there was something more to sink your teeth into? Yeah. Me too. Nothing warms the home and soul like a robust chicken noodle soup when it becomes a CASSEROLE. This dish is sturdy enough to stand alone, or be served with a warm bread and side salad. Trust me, it gets into all the nooks and crannies and leaves the family completely fulfilled!
Orange Chicken Arugula & Brown Rice Salad with Shaved Parmesan and Orange Ginger Glaze
We must all find that one dish that actually meets every single craving. Try this! Savory and sweet, crunchy and hardy, fresh and absolutely irresistible. This salad is packed with so much bursting flavor that it is easy to miss all of the nutritional value snuck in! Spoiler alert: It is also excellent as a leftover!
Baked Sweet Pepper Bowls with Shredded Chicken and Brown Rice
This baked sweet pepper bowl hits all the feels. With its bold, bright presentation, it is easy to forget how much nutritional value is packed into each pepper! With each bite, it reminds us that healthy food can be delicious, fulfilling, and rewarding.
Shredded Chicken Marinara Pasta
This beauty of a dish combines shredded chicken with a super simple homemade marinara sauce that will light up your taste buds in all the right ways. It's a basic weeknight meal with a twist that will make it easier than every to whip together.
Recipe coming soon!