Chicken taco bowls recipe

(76 ratings)

Chicken taco bowls are quick and easy to make with leftover chicken, coriander, fresh lime and spicy sauce. They are ready in 10 mins and just 288 calories

chicken taco bowl
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories288 Kcal14%
Fat6 g9%
Saturated Fat40 g200%

These chicken taco bowls are fun and fast to make, perfect for a midweek dinner with a bit of a fiesta feel.

There is something about eating the bowl your food comes in that children just love, so this is a great family dish. If the sriracha ketchup is too hot for your kids, use regular ketchup instead and serve classic sriracha sauce on the side, which people can add over the top as they like. And while it's great for kids, it's also good for anyone on a low calorie diet, at only 288 per serving. This recipe serves four, but if your family is larger, you can literally just multiply all the ingredients.


  • 1 corn on the cob
  • 1tsp olive oil
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 200g cooked chicken breast
  • Handful fresh coriander
  • Zest and juice 1 lime, plus the juice ½-1 lime
  • 4 jalapeños, chopped
  • 2tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 1tsp Heinz Sriracha Ketchup
  • ½-1 iceberg lettuce, shredded




  1. Heat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF/Gas 6.
  2. Brush the corn with oil and fry in a non-stick pan until tender and charred, then cut away the kernels with a knife.
  3. Heat the corn tortillas in the oven, one at a time, until just coloured. Mould each one over a glass Kilner jar or tumbler to make a ‘bowl’ – you will need to wear clean oven gloves or use a clean tea towel. Leave too cool and harden.
  4. Shred the chicken and put in a bowl with the coriander, zest and juice of 1 lime and jalapeños, and season. Make a dressing by mixing the mayonnaise, ketchup and juice of ½ lime with a little water, then toss through the shredded chicken mix.
  5. Arrange the lettuce in the bottom of the taco bowls and top with the chicken and dressing mixture.

Top tips for making chicken taco bowls

Fancy fish tacos instead? Swap the chicken for 8 cooked fish fingers, sliced on the diagonal.

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Octavia Lillywhite
Food and Lifestyle Writer

Octavia Lillywhite is an award-winning food and lifestyle journalist with over 15 years of experience. With a passion for creating beautiful, tasty family meals that don’t use hundreds of ingredients or anything you have to source from obscure websites, she’s a champion of local and seasonal foods, using up leftovers and composting, which, she maintains, is probably the most important thing we all can do to protect the environment.