Easy chicken tacos recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 15 min
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  • Tacos are crispy Mexican corn pancakes which make the perfect container for juicy chunks of spiced chicken, lettuce, cream and cheese. Use shop-bought salsa and you’ll have these easy chicken tacos ready in no time. This is a speedy supper that only takes 15 mins to cook and is sure to be a hit with the family! Use beef or turkey mince instead of chicken if preferred for a meaty and flavoursome filling.


    • 1tbsp vegetable oil
    • 4 chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
    • 1tbsp ground cumin
    • 1tbsp dried oregano
    • 1tsp chilli powder (optional)
    • 8 taco shells
    • 230g tub salsa
    • Salad leaves or shredded iceberg lettuce
    • 300ml tub sour cream
    • 100g grated cheese


    • Preheat the oven to 200°C/390°F/Gas Mark 6.

    • Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the chicken pieces and brown for 5 mins.

    • Add the spices to the pan and stir to coat the chicken. Cook for another 5 – 10 mins, until the chicken pieces are cooked through.

    • Meanwhile, heat the taco shells in the oven for a few minutes.

    • Fill the taco shells with chicken pieces, salsa, salad leaves, sour cream and cheese. Serve immediately.

    Top tip for making Easy chicken tacos

    Why not leave the fillings in bowls and let the kids assemble their own tacos?

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