This has to be the easiest chicken recipe ever, lol. The ingredients are so simple and this recipe only takes minutes to start to finish. Plus, you can add your favorite taco toppings and sauces to these chicken tacos.
There is no cooking time for these tacos, because the chicken is already cooked. Of course, you can always purchase raw chicken breasts at your local grocery store. Then, cook, bake or grill your chicken breasts for your tacos.
For these tacos, I bought keto flour tortillas that had 0 net carbs per tortilla and only 25 calories each. Of course, any type of tortilla will be good in this recipe.
What favorite toppings can I add to my tacos?
- red onions
- shredded cheddar cheese
- cotija cheese
- pico de gallo
- salsa verde
- homemade salsa
- sour cream
- refried beans or black beans
Are tacos keto friendly? Not unless you make your tacos with keto friendly flour tortillas. Because, regular flour tortillas or corn tortillas are not keto friendly and have a lot of carbohydrates in them.
Do I need to add taco seasoning to my chicken? Not if you are making your tacos with the already cooked chicken, however if you are cooking your raw chicken breasts then you can add any seasoning that you would like.
How to make homemade taco seasoning mix? Taco seasoning is simple to make and requires a few seasonings of chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper and ground cumin, sea salt and optional cayenne pepper. Easy recipe of 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin, 1 teaspoon sea salt, 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, ½ teaspoon ground paprika, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon onion powder, ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper
What kind of chicken are in chicken tacos? Any kind of chicken will work for tacos. I have made tacos with frozen grilled chicken, baked chicken and sauteed chicken. Even a rotisserie chicken will work. You can cook your chicken on the stove top in a large skillet, on the grill, in the oven, in an instant pot, pressure cooker or crock pot.
Can I eat leftover tacos the next day? Yes, you can eat leftover tacos the next day after cooking. Simply, place your leftover tacos into an airtight container and place them into the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Then, take them out of the refrigerator and reheat in the microwave.
Can I easy chicken tacos from boneless skinless chicken thighs? Yes, sometimes the best shredded chicken is from the dark meat because the dark meat is the juicy chicken meat. Simply, place raw chicken in a hot skillet with a little olive oil over medium heat, allow the season chicken to brown and fully cook. You can add a taco seasoning or any of these other flavors, like chipotle peppers, hot sauce, adobo sauce or green chiles. Any of these would add much flavor to your chicken tacos.
Can I squeeze lime juice onto my chicken tacos? Yes, after you assemble your tacos, squeeze a little lime juice over them to add some delicious flavor.
Can I make chicken tacos from canned chicken breast? Yes, take a can of chicken breast and drain the chicken broth off of the chicken and heat in the microwave. Then, place your chicken breast into warmed tortillas and add toppings.
How do I make slow cooker chicken tacos? To cook chicken in your slow cooker you will need to place the raw chicken into the cooker, turn on medium-high heat and the cook time will be approximately 4-5 hours.
What ingredients are in chicken tacos?
- keto flour tortillas
- flour tortillas
- corn tortillas
Of course, we can’t forget Taco Tuesday or taco night, which could be a simple dinner of Mexican chicken tacos or soft tacos. And, we can’t forget about a taco salad or burrito bowls. Which all of these meals have mostly the same ingredients, but are served in a different manner.
What side dishes can I serve with chicken tacos?
- black beans
- refried beans
- pico de gallo
- salsa and chips
- cilantro lime rice
- Mexican rice
Try some of our other recipes!
- Baked Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls with Cilantro Lime Ranch
- Easy Garlic Bread Casserole
- The Easiest Chicken Pot Pies
- Easy Dorito Chicken Casserole
- Savory Brown Sugar Meatloaf