The BEST Chicken Taco Recipe, ready in just 20 minutes! Juicy seasoned chicken topped with avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, and cheese is a great idea for a quick and easy dinner!

Chicken tacos laid out in a plate topped with fresh chopped greens, Feta cheese next to sour cream and lime.

We are all about tacos here. Taco Tuesday is a legit tradition in the home that is taken seriously. Though the kids love Classic Beef Tacos and my husband enjoys Fish Tacos or even Fajitas, I favor these chicken tacos.

Chicken Taco Recipe-

Mexican-inspired taco nights are fun for the entire family. We enjoy adding the toppings to different bowls and serving them buffet style so everyone can top their tacos with their favorite toppings. I like to keep these chicken tacos pretty simple. Seasoned chicken over a bed of lettuce and topped with tomatoes, avocado, feta cheese, tomatoes, and cilantro.

Enjoy the tacos with either sour cream, salsa, or even our cilantro lime sauce that we use in our Shrimp Tacos. And don’t forget to squeeze fresh lime juice before serving.

Flour tortilla loaded with season chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, Feta cheese, and fresh chopped greens.

How to make Chicken Tacos-

  1. Cook chicken– First, season the chicken. Saute the chicken until cooked through. Cube, shred or slice the chicken.
  2. Prep toppings– Meanwhile prep all toppings. Thinly slice the lettuce, cube the tomato, and avocado.
  3. Tortillas– Heat tortillas until warm and crispy.
  4. Assemble tacos– Add lettuce to a tortilla. Add the warm chicken and desired toppings. Serve and enjoy.
Arrange toppings on a large platter or in individual bowls to serve buffet style. (We just used a rimmed baking dish.)
Seasoned chopped chicken, tomatoes, avocado, tortillas, sour cream all laid out on a platter.

TIPS for the BEST Chicken Tacos-

  • You can use any leftover chicken you have for this recipe. Leftover rotisserie chicken is great!
  • Corn or flour tortillas will work great.
  • The chicken may be grilled instead of pan-cooked during grilling season.
  • Prep ahead by making everything and keep refrigerated. Reheat chicken before serving.
  • The chicken will keep refrigerated for up to 3 days.
  • Use other toppings like beans, cheese, jalapenos, mild cheddar, or homemade guacamole.
Four chicken tacos laid out on a plate topped with tomatoes, avocado, cheese and chopped greens.

I love how quick and easy it is to make these Chicken Tacos, and isn’t that what tacos are all about. I hope your family enjoys the recipe just as much as we do, kids and adults alike (and that doesn’t always happen).


Chicken Taco Recipe

5 from 2 votes
The BEST Chicken Taco Recipe, ready in just 20 minutes! Juicy seasoned chicken topped with avocado, tomatoes, cilantro and cheese are a great idea for a quick and easy dinner (especially Taco Tuesday(!
Author: Valentina
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 8 medium flour tortillas
  • 1 lb chicken thighs, boneless skinless
  • Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup chopped lettuce
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 avocado, sliced


  • Season the chicken thighs with taco seasoning. In a skillet, saute the chicken thighs with oil until fully cooked.
  • Cube or slice the cooked chicken thighs. Prepare all the desired toppings for the tacos.
  • Heat the flour tortillas.
  • Assemble taco. Add lettuce, then chicken and top with desired toppings.
  • Serve and enjoy.


Any leftover meat is great to reheat for chicken tacos.


Calories: 490kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 29gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 622mgPotassium: 723mgFiber: 5gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 686IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 115mgIron: 3mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)