Let me show you how to make these baked chicken tacos. This is a recipe that is easy, delicious and made with just a handful of basic ingredients. These are the answer to busy week nights!
12hard taco shells
1red bell pepper, diced
1/2mediumwhite onion, diced
2cupscooked and chopped/shredded chicken
1/2teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
1(8 ounce)can refried beans
1 and 1/2cupsshredded cheese
optional toppings: jalapeños, avocado, sour cream, cilantro, salsa, etc.
Preheat the oven of 400°F. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non stick spray. Place the tacos in the baking dish. Set aside.
In a large skillet, over medium heat, add the olive oil, peppers and onions. Sauté for 7-8 minutes until the peppers and onions are soft. Add the cooked chicken and spices. Give it a stir to ensure that everything is evenly coated.
Assemble the tacos: Spoon 1-2 Tablespoons of beans into the bottom of tacos. Add the chicken, peppers, and onions mixture. Then, top with the cheese.
Bake for 6-10 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted and the edges of the taco shells are gently browned. Remove from the oven and top with your favorites such as jalapenños, avocado, sour cream, etc. Serve immediately.
Make Ahead & Freezing Instructions: The tacos are best when served immediately. The chicken/peppers/onions can be made up to 3 days in advance and stored in the refrigerator.
Chicken: You can either make chicken, use leftover chicken or a store-bought rotisserie chicken.
Taco Seasoning: I prefer to make my own taco seasoning (above) but feel free to use store-bought.