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Crispy and Crunchy Baked Chicken Tacos are a quickly thrown-together and satisfying meal, complete with baked chicken, taco seasoning, black beans, hard taco shells, and plenty of shredded cheddar cheese.

Crunchy Baked Chicken Tacos


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 tacos 1x

Description

Crispy and Crunchy Baked Chicken Tacos are a quickly thrown-together and satisfying meal, complete with baked chicken, taco seasoning, black beans, hard taco shells, and plenty of shredded cheddar cheese.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chicken
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 12 hard taco shells
  • 6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1.5 cups)
  • Cilantro, lettuce, salsa, olives, sour cream, hot sauce, etc. for serving, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F., line a baking dish with foil or parchment paper, and spray the foil or parchment with a bit of cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, black beans, tomatoes, and taco seasoning, and stir to combine well.
  3. Place the taco shells in the prepared pan.
  4. Fill each taco shell with the chicken mixture, distributing it evenly between the shells.
  5. Top the filled taco shells with the grated cheese.
  6. Bake the tacos for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the filling is hot.
  7. Serve hot with optional cilantro, lettuce, olives, sour cream, hot sauce, etc.

Notes

  • Don’t forget to spray the pan with cooking spray, or the taco shells stick badly (the cheese kind of glues them into place).
  • I like to remove as much of the tomato guts/seeds as I can so that they don’t make my taco shells soggy while cooking.
  • You can really use whatever meat, beans, or fillings you like here. It’s a very flexible recipe.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex, Mexican
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 6 SERVING SIZE: 2 tacos
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 356 Fat: 16.9g Cholesterol: 64mg Sodium: 439.1mg Carbohydrates: 26.8g Sugars: 1.9g Protein: 24.7g Vitamin A: 100.3µg Vitamin C: 4.8mg

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