Hi are you ready for an easy chicken recipe? Today’s is our Smothered Chicken Tacos Recipe. Have dinner on in under 30 minutes! We use skinless chicken breasts which are perfect for chicken tacos and our other Mexican inspired recipes. Below we share how you can use this one recipe for multiple recipes beside our chicken tacos.
Use this easy chicken recipe as tacos or you can use this in quesadillas and in enchiladas too. Smothered chicken taco meat really has so many options for adding into recipes don’t forget about our favorite tortilla soup, taco salads, southwest chicken salad….
Now you have the idea, this basic recipe can fit the bill when starting as a base to these recipes. This recipe has paprika and pepper to add wonderful flavors without adding too much heat! If you like heat just add a bit of cumin or cayenne pepper.
- You’ll have dinner in no time flat! In 30 minutes or less to be exact!
Here’s how to make our easy chicken recipe for Smothered Chicken Tacos.
Just add your chicken into a non stick skillet that has about a tablespoon of olive oil and has been slightly preheated. Next I don’t even measure I just coat the top side with pepper, paprika, garlic powder and a dash of salt and cook on a medium heat.
When the chicken is no longer translucent I flip over the chicken (about 4-7 minutes depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts). Then, coat the other side with the same spices. Finish the cooking process until thoroughly cooked. Internal Temp. 165 See this chart for Safe Minimum Temperatures at FoodSafety.gov
When the chicken is done cooking, carefully add to a chopping board. Be careful use a fork and knife when cutting your chicken meat. It will be too hot to handle with hands. Chop up the chicken place in bowl. We like using pre made stand and stuff taco shells. But, we also just warm or fry up some corn tortillas, especially if it’s hot out. You can do this with oil in a skillet for fried tortillas or heated on a plate in the microwave.
Serve with your favorite fixings. I pre chop my lettuce, tomato, green onion and limes. Yep, squeeze a little lime on them if you like. Add your favorite taco sauce or salsa.
You get the idea. What ever your families favorite toppings are just add and enjoy!
What is your favorite dish to make with chicken?
More Easy Chicken Recipes:
- CheesyEnchiladas Why not add chicken into the recipe, we do! Just use less cheese.
- Our favorite Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Crock-Pot Chicken Tacos
- Chicken Enchiladas Recipe Tutorial