I am a big fan of fast, and easy dinners. Particularly ones that I tend to always have the ingredients on hand ready to go. When I saw a recipe for oven baked tacos on Mommy? I’m Hungry! I was intrigued. I made my own tweaks and now my family is addicted.
These oven baked chicken tacos are seriously simple. While I can make them from start to finish with minimal effort, the fact that I almost always have shredded chicken in the fridge or freezer makes it THAT much easier on a chaotic night. I made them the first time for Chris and Mike and they both practically licked their plates. I will take that as a seal of approval 😉
Putting the tacos in the oven to melt the cheese takes the taste to a whole different level. I even made them when we went to Hilton Head Island on the first night we were there because I could have them ready to go within 15 minutes of arrival. NOTE: I really like using the El Paso Stan’N’Stuff tacos with the flat bottoms for these. Makes standing them in the baking dish a lot easier
Oven Baked Chicken Tacos
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients (10 Tacos)
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1 can refried beans
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
- Taco Shells
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
In a small bowl, mix together the cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and salt. Season the chicken breasts with the mixture. Place chicken breasts into a crock pot with 1/2 cup chicken broth. Cook on high for 2 hours or until chicken is done. Shred chicken using an electric hand mixture.
Add the chicken, refried beans, chilies, and tomato sauce to a large skillet. On medium-high heat, stir the contents until they are well combined.
Spoon the chicken mixture into your taco shells and stand them up in a 9×13 baking dish. Top each taco with shredded cheese.
Cook in oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Serve with your favorite taco toppings like: lettuce, tomato, Greek yogurt, salsa, or avocados.
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