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Crispy Oven-Baked Chicken Tacos

Looking for a stress-free and delicious weeknight dinner option? Look no further than this quick and easy recipe for Oven-baked chicken tacos. Packed with flavor and ready in under 30 minutes, these tacos are a game-changer. The spicy shredded chicken filling bakes up perfectly in crispy taco shells, making it an ideal dish for feeding a crowd on game day, celebrating Cinco de Mayo, or simply enjoying a fun taco night. With over 2 million pins and 6 million views, this recipe has become a fan-favorite on The Cookie Rookie. Get ready to impress your family and friends with the best tacos they’ve ever tasted!

A deliciously spicy, shredded chicken taco filling is whipped up and layered into crispy taco shells with beans.

Preparation and Cooking Time to make Baked Chicken Tacos :

Preparing these baked chicken tacos is a breeze, taking less than 30 minutes from start to finish. With minimal effort and maximum flavor, it’s the perfect recipe for those busy weeknights when you need a quick and satisfying meal.

The Chicken Filling of a baked tacos :

The star of these tacos is the spicy shredded chicken filling. It’s bursting with flavor, thanks to a carefully selected blend of spices and seasonings. The chicken is tender and juicy, complemented by a perfect balance of heat and savory notes. The best part? The oven does all the work for you. Simply combine the chicken with the spices, pop it in the oven, and let it bake to perfection.

A deliciously spicy, shredded chicken taco filling is whipped up and layered into crispy taco shells with beans.

Here’s a basic recipe for baked chicken tacos :


  • 1 pound (450g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 small tortillas (corn or flour)
  • Toppings (such as shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro, sliced avocado, grated cheese, sour cream, salsa, etc.)

Instructions :

  1. Preheat your grill or skillet over medium heat.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper to make a spice rub.
  3. Rub the chicken breasts or thighs with the spice mixture, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  4. Drizzle the olive oil over the chicken and massage it into the meat.
  5. Place the chicken on the grill or skillet and cook for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  6. Remove the chicken from the heat and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing it into thin strips.
  7. Warm the tortillas in a dry skillet or directly on the grill for a minute or two on each side.
  8. Assemble the tacos by placing a few strips of chicken onto each tortilla and adding your desired toppings.
  9. Serve the chicken tacos immediately and enjoy!

Feel free to customize this recipe by adding other ingredients like sautéed onions and peppers, guacamole, or any other toppings you prefer, our social medias.