Tips for Delicious Chicken Tacos

This week’s bagged chicken recipe is a little different (check out past weeks here).  I’m going to go ahead and assume that you guys have a basic understanding of how to make a taco (if not here you go: add a bunch of stuff to a tortilla.  Done).  Instead of a recipe, this is tips for making these particular chicken tacos.

Go the extra mile with these tips for delicious chicken tacos!

Tip 1

Since this series is about batch cooking bags of frozen chicken breasts, you may not want to make quite that much taco meat.  Instead, take 2-3 cooked chicken breasts and shred them.  Place the shredded chicken in a microwave-safe bowl and add ¼ cup of water and taco seasoning (choose the amount according to package directions).  Microwave the chicken for 3 minutes.


Tip 2

If you like your tacos to have a little extra kick, add a small (or large) amount of cayenne pepper with the taco seasoning.  It is better to start with a little since you can always add more if they aren’t hot enough for you.

Tip 3

To serve immediately, place chicken in tortillas and top with your choice of toppings.  If you want to make the exact ones pictured, here are the ingredients (along with links to some of our faves):

Go the extra mile with these tips for delicious chicken tacos!

Tip 4

If you would like to freeze them, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Use canned, not fresh tomatoes, for topping.  Fresh tomatoes can get a bland taste and strange texture when reheated after being frozen.
  • Omit sour cream.  If you like this on your tacos, add some on top after reheating.
  • To freeze, assemble tacos, then wrap in cling wrap and place in a labeled and dated freezer bag.

Check back next week for more incredible bagged chicken recipes!

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  • Yum! I absolutely love tacos! I will have to try this recipe 🙂

  • These tacos look like they’d really hit the spot tonight. Thanks for sharing!

  • Liz

    Mmm… tacos are my favorite! I never thought to freeze them.. that would be a huge time saver!!

  • These look amazing! I totally want tacos now! #drool

    • Marie

      Thanks, Amanda! Wanting tacos is kind of a state of being for me so I always support others having them. Lol!

  • Love chicken tacos! This step by step guide is so great!

    • Marie

      Thanks, Chrissa!!