Easy Chicken Tacos

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Easy Chicken Tacos are a simple and flavorful way to get dinner on the table quickly! Tender chicken, taco spices, and topped with garden fresh ingredients, this is the perfect summertime supper!

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Chicken Tacos are our family’s go-to meal when we’re craving something filing and hearty, but just don’t have a lot of time to spend cooking in the kitchen. We find these especially delicious during the spring and summer months when we can top them with fresh cilantro and tomatoes from our garden. After a busy day of soccer games, baseball practices, and swim lessons, these easy tacos really hit the spot! Serve them with a side of our Easy Restaurant Style Mexican Rice and our Restaurant Style Refried Beans, and some chips and salsa, and you have a Mexican feast in no time!

Chicken Taco on a plate with no toppings added yet.


  • Flour tortillas – soft taco size
  • Chicken – cubed
  • Green onions – chopped
  • Taco seasoning
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper
  • Water
  • Juice of a lime

Suggestions and Substitutions for Easy Chicken Tacos

  • To get more of that smoky flavor, marinate your chicken in some lime juice, a little vegetable oil, and taco seasoning, then throw it on the outdoor grill. Slice up and serve in the tacos. So delicious!
  • Or cook chicken on the stove top as directed in the recipe card below. The tender bite size pieces of chicken cook up in no time and absorb all of those glorious taco seasonings as it cooks.
  • If you don’t have fresh limes on hand, you can use lime juice from a bottle. Fresh is always a little bit better, but regular lime juice works just as well!
  • Feel free to swap out flour tortillas for soft corn tortillas or even hard taco shells.
  • You could add sliced steak to make these Easy Summer Steak Tacos!
  • Be creative with toppings; the sky’s the limit! We love fresh diced tomatoes, cilantro, shredded lettuce, cheese, avocado, sour cream, or a dollop of our Best Guacamole Recipe.
Chicken Taco on a plate with sliced tomatoes, lettuce, and cheese and a lime on the side

Frequently Asked Questions

What toppings do you put on a taco?

The sky is the limit when it comes to taco toppings, but here are some ideas! Shredded cheddar cheese, lettuce, pico de gallo, hot sauce, cilantro, avocado, and sour cream.

Are all taco seasonings the same?

Most taco seasonings contain a combination of paprika, oregano, cumin, and chili powder, onion powder, and garlic powder. So while they aren’t all the exact same, they all follow a pretty similar pattern. These taco seasonings are great for your taco recipes or for seasoning ground beef or a chicken breast.

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How to Make Easy Chicken Tacos

Three chicken tacos on a plate with sliced tomatoes and a lime on the side

Easy Chicken Tacos

5 from 9 votes
Easy Chicken Tacos are a simple and flavorful way to get dinner on the table quickly! Tender chicken, taco spices and topped with garden fresh ingredients, this is the perfect summertime supper!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican/Spanish
Servings 6


Chicken Taco Toppings


  • Sauté chicken in a medium skillet in a little oil for a few minutes until chicken becomes white all around.
  • Add green onion, taco seasoning, cilantro, and salt & pepper to chicken.
  • Add water and simmer (covered) for an extra 8-10 minutes or so until chicken is cooked through. If the water is cooking out too fast and chicken seems dry, just add a more water a little at a time.
  • Add lime to chicken just before serving.
  • Add chicken to tortillas and top with lettuce, tomato, cheese, avocado, cilantro, salsa, sour cream, or any other taco topping you like!


Keep your cooked chicken in an airtight container in the fridge (separate from other ingredients) and it will last 3-4 days. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 269kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 14gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 346mgPotassium: 188mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 290IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 2.4mg

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  1. 5 stars
    This has become a weeknight favorite at our house! So easy, delicious and a meal the whole family loves. Leftovers always taste great, too!

  2. 5 stars
    This chicken taco recipe is bursting with flavor! and incredibly simple to make! I’m going to send my buddies this!

  3. 5 stars
    I’m so glad I found this recipe. It was a big hit at our house. It will definitely be showing up on or table time and again.

  4. Tasted this one from the great chef herself! I love the lime. It makes the taco special. Thanks.

  5. Tried this tonight with my picky-eater husband. Sucess! I used the juices from the chicken mix and added some oil to saute some mushrooms. . .yum. Thanks! Love you blog!