This easy Chicken Taco Recipe is a family favorite. For years I made our tacos with ground beef and the kids tolerated them but didn't really love them. One busy evening, I decided to shred some chicken and let family members make their own chicken tacos. I sort of felt like I was phoning it in in the dinner department. But my family LOVED their tacos and ask for this meal every week. This chicken taco recipe has become comfort food to my family. And it just so happens that it is one of the easiest meals to make! I'm partnering with Foster Farms to show you how to make them for your family.
Isn't that always the way it goes? You slave over elaborate meals, trying to be the best mom you can, and instead they love something that is super simple. But sometimes it's the simple things that are best. I'm a food lover and enjoy putting meals together for my family. I've tried all the old comfort food standards. You know, the things that are covered in cheese or super indulgent? My family just isn't into them. I've learned that my family likes things that are much simpler. Which is great for health reasons and just as satisfying. Our new comfort food is much cleaner and also doesn't take a ton of time to prepare, which I love! It's comfort food that can be made each day, not necessarily an indulgence.My kids used to try to tell me they were allergic to chicken because they didn't like eating it. So when my kids freaked out about how good these tacos were, I was really surprised. Foster Farms Simply Raised chicken is a premium ingredient that is free of antibiotics, American Humane Certified and no added hormones or steroids. Since this simple shredded chicken is the centerpiece of the tacos, I feel good knowing I'm feeding my family a high-quality product. It's locally grown on the West Coast so I know I'm getting a fresh product from my local grocer.The preparation of these chicken tacos is stupid easy. I add the chicken breasts to a pan, cover with water and then bring to a boil and boil for about 55 minutes. That's it. I check it when the timer goes off to make sure the chicken is tender. If it isn't, I let it boil a little bit longer. When ready, I use two forks and quickly shred the chicken and place in a bowl. Then I just add garlic salt and chili powder, mix well, and the chicken is ready for the tacos.My kids go crazy for these tacos! I'm able to put the chicken on to boil, and then go do something else for almost an hour. I can either get more work done or do a chore around the house. So easy.I give the kids an option of flour or corn tortillas as the base of their taco. The prep on the tortillas is to bring them to room temperature. Simple.I let the family guide what condiments I put out for this chicken taco recipe. We pretty much eat them like street tacos so prep is minimal. We love to squeeze a bit of fresh lime on the chicken. And we use the salsa mostly on the side with a few chips. I noticed that when we used to eat beef tacos, the kids would fill up on chips and salsa. But with these, they hardly touch the chips.My kids LOVE black beans so I always include those in our taco meal and sometimes they'll even add them right to their tacos. My preparation is super easy. I just drain and rinse the beans, put them in a pot, add a little bit of water (maybe a 1/4 cup) and sprinkle on some garlic salt. I heat them through and they are ready to go. They LOVE it this way.It's awesome that I can create a new, healthier version of comfort food for my family on a weeknight! Definitely give this recipe a try to see if your family loves it just as much as mine! Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken is the perfect base for a meal that I feel really great about serving my family.I like my tacos with chicken, a squeeze of lime and tons of fresh cilantro! What's even better is that there are always leftovers. Either the boys will pack them up for lunch the next day or I get to eat it for lunch. This is even a super easy meal to make when you are having guests over. People love a “make your own” situation and this chicken is a crowd pleaser. You are definitely going to want to add this easy Chicken Taco Recipe to your weekly meal plan!
- 2 lbs. Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken
- 1 tsp. garlic salt
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- Corn and flour tortillas
- Any or all of these toppings:
- Cilantro, limes, salsa, sour cream, shredded cheese, red onion, lettuce
- Serve with simple black beans and rice.
- Add chicken to a large saucepot.
- Cover with water and bring to a boil, over medium high heat.
- Boil for about 25 minutes until tender and easy to shred.
- Use two forks to shred chicken.
- Add garlic salt and chili powder to the chicken and mix well.
- Have each family member make their own taco starting with a tortilla and some shredded chicken.
Amount Per Serving Calories 456 Total Fat 24g Saturated Fat 7g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 14g Cholesterol 148mg Sodium 541mg Carbohydrates 20g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 3g Sugar 3g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 40g
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken.
If you like this recipe, also check out another family favorite, Easy Chicken Fried Rice.