Baked Chicken Tacos: Easier Than You Think

Tacos should not be reserved for Tuesdays. Actually, I believe I could eat tacos every day of the week without ever getting bored. But luckily, there are many ways to enjoy tacos. There are many more. These easy-to-make Baked Chicken Tacos are just a few examples. These are a great choice for any day of week because they’re quick and easy to make.


Serves 4
10m prep time
15m cook time


2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
1 packet taco seasoning
1/2 white onion, diced
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
1 (4.5 oz) can chopped green chiles, drained
10 flat-bottom taco shells
1 can refried beans
2 cups Mexican blend shredded cheese
Lettuce, shredded, for topping
Sour cream, for topping
Salsa, for topping


Preheat oven to 400°F and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, 2-3 minutes.

Stir in chicken, taco seasoning, tomatoes, and green chiles. Bring to a simmer and allow to cook about 5 minutes.

Place taco shells in baking dish and transfer to oven. Bake 5 minutes.

Remove from oven and fill taco shells. Spoon 1-2 tablespoons of beans in each shell, topped with chicken, and then cheese.

Bake until cheese has melted, 8-10 minutes.

Remove from oven, top with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!