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Easy Chicken Taco Filling Recipe
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Easy Chicken Taco Filling

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"A fast easy way to prepare chicken for tacos! Great if you fry the tacos too!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Saute onion and bell pepper in a medium skillet until soft.
  2. Place chicken breasts on top of saute mixture and spray with cooking spray.
  3. Fry chicken with saute mixture until browned and cooked through, cutting or shredding chicken while it cooks.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 03, 2003

This recipe was very easy and fast. My kids loved it. We served it in flour tortillas with mushrooms, cheese, and tomatoes. I used some legs and thighs instead of breasts, it is much cheaper. I just boiled and shredded the chicken with a fork. It turned out great!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 23, 2004

I give it one star because my family ate it, but otherwise it was a disaster! The poor little veggies had practically burned away to nothing while the chicken was still half raw in the middle. It took some quick thinking to even keep them at an edible level.


14 Ratings

Feb 02, 2004

I think you have to cook the chicken first then shred it as the vegetables sauté. This needs seasonings such as cumin, garlic, chili powder, etc.

Mar 16, 2008

This recipe left like it is gets a low rating, because bland. I used leftover chicken I had from the baked crockpot chicken, I shredded, added fresh chopped cilantro, 1 tsp. cumin, 1 tsp. chili powder, fresh garlic, added just enough broth to simmer, chopped onion, green pepper and roma tomatoe. Then filled wheat tortilla with mixture added cheese to melt. Pretty healthy taco.

Sep 16, 2004

I agree this filling could use some more flavoring and I used a hand blender/food processor to really mince the chicken but it was darn good, I'll probably add many more spices next run through.

Oct 21, 2010

This recipe, as written, both ingredients and directions, is a 1.5 to 2 stars, at best. I read it, read it again, and made a Scooby Doo "baroooo??" noise. I equated this recipe to somebody telling me to make a tuna fish sandwich by opening the can of tuna, mixing it w/ just mayo, and slapping it b/t bread. Sure, it's a starting point, but the only way to take this recipe from yawn to yum is by tweaking it a bit. That being said, I did the chicken FIRST, then added the onions and peppers, and began jabbing at the chicken w/ my spatula to break it into smaller and smaller pieces. I then added 3 TB of "Taco Seasoning I" recipe from here, along w/ 3/4 c. H20, boiled, then simmered until the liquid was absorbed. Served them w/ green onion, cilantro, tomatoes, and salsa, and then the recipe was scrumptious. I hate to leave a bad review, but the recipe just needs to major spicin' up.

Sep 14, 2009

This recipe is a starter. You must add seasoning and spices to make it a "taco", otherwise it just cooked chicken and veggies. Definitely needs taco seasoning, or cumin, garlic, paprika and some chili powder.

Sep 10, 2009

I liked that the "basics" where there and it was easy but it needed Zing!!! I added in medium salsa, Banana Peppers and that gave it a lift that I was thinking of when I hear the word "taco"


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  • Calories
  • 70 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 0.8 g
  • 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 13.8 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 39 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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