Baked Chicken Tacos

I absolutely LOVE Mexican food - and I also love that my meal plan allows me to eat a lot of it! I love tacos and wanted to spice them up a bit. I get bored of my ground turkey tacos. These were a huge hit in our house. I was able to make the chicken mixture ahead of time and keep it in the fridge. That way, I could just put a couple of them together each night for dinner and dinner was ready in less than 15 minutes! Score!!

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 chicken breasts, shredded (I boil mine and then shred)
  • 3/4 cup white onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 can of diced green chiles
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • Taco Shells - I used Old El Paso Stand and Stuff shells (love the short list of ingredients in them!)
  • Mexican shredded cheese
  • Shredded lettuce

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Head a large frying pan over medium heat. Add in the olive oil and chopped white onion. Cook until the onion is translucent.
  3. Add in diced tomatoes and green chiles. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add in shredded chicken, taco seasoning and 1/3 cup of water. Stir and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. In a baking dish (I used a 9x9 dish to bake four tacos), place taco shells standing up. If you are following the 21 Day Fix meal plan, use 1 green container to fill two taco shells.
  6. I used 1/4 cup of Mexican cheese for every two tacos. 
  7. Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and starting to brown.
  8. Top with shredded lettuce and enjoy!

Two Tacos is equal to one serving. If you are following the 21 Day Fix Meal plan:

Two taco shells, 1 cup of the chicken mixture, 1/4 cup of cheese, 1/2 cup of shredded lettuce is ONE serving and equals 1 Red, 1 Yellow, 1 green and 1 blue. 

These were a huge hit for us and lasted us all week for dinner!

Enjoy!