Chicken Chili Taco Recipe {easy weekday dinner}

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Chicken Chili Tacos happen to be one of our favorite dinners. They are not only delicious but they are quick and easy to make. Now that back to school is in full swing, that means there is little time for preparing meals. I personally like to mix in a veggie with our tacos along with a no fat, healthy cheese. As part of Old El Paso’s Back to School, Easy Weekday Meal ideas, we are sharing our yummy chicken tacos. You can also use ground beef in place of chicken too.

Chicken Tacos are perfect for nights when you have zero time. Heck, they are perfect for nights even when you have time!

Quick Chicken chili tacos {easy weekday meal}


Chicken Chili Taco Recipe {easy weekday dinner}

Chicken Chili Taco Recipe featuring Old El Paso
Print Instructions
Quick Chicken chili tacos {easy weekday meal}

Supply List

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cups cubed grilled chicken
  • 1 Old El Paso taco seasoning packet
  • 1 package of 10 Old El Paso taco shells
  • 1 cup diced canned tomatoes drained
  • 1 cup small canned black beans drained
  • 1 cup canned corn drained
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • Sour Cream optional
  • Shredded lettuce optional

Instructions : Step by Step

  • Grill chicken and cut into small cubes
  • Heat olive oil over low heat and add cooked chicken
  • Mix in taco seasoning packet, tomatoes, beans and corn (be sure to drain all of them)
  • Cook over low/medium heat until hot
  • Remove from heat and simmer 10 minutes
  • Place taco shells on cookie sheet and fill will chicken mixture
  • Top with shredded cheese
  • Bake 375
  • -7 minutes or until shell is golden brown and cheese is melted
  • Once cooked, top with lettuce and sour cream


Feel free to add other toppings and if you prefer more beans ect., add them!
Servings: 8
Author: Jessica Bruno

Quick Chicken chili tacos {easy weekday meal}

Chicken Chili Tacos are so yummy. Perfect for anyone!

Chicken Chili Tacos {easy weekday meal} recipe steps

As many of you know, we are four generations all living together under one roof so our schedules, especially during the week, are all over the place. We have a huge family during dinner time and often, we all eat at different times. Tacos are easy to make in large quantities and the best part, you can make them up ahead and leave in the refrigerator until you are ready to cook them. For our family, placing a group of taco’s on individual cookie sheets, ready to pop in the oven, is what works for us. My mom and dad usually eat together around 6:30 after they have gotten home from work and my grandparents eat at 5pm sharp (or my grandfather has a melt down haha).  The rest of us (my family), eat in between sports and now cub scouts. Yes, we added cub scouts to the mix of things to do ;).

Old El Paso products, found at your local Albertsons Safeway store, are an easy weeknight meal solution.
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