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

We are all about tacos here. Taco Tuesday is a tradition in the home that is taken seriously. Though the kids love classic beef tacos, and my husband enjoys fish tacos or homemade shrimp fajitas, I favor these chicken tacos.

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

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 the cilantro lime sauce used 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, and 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 excellent!
  • Corn or flour tortillas will work great.
  • The chicken may be grilled instead of pan-cooked during the grilling season.
  • Prep ahead by making everything and keeping it refrigerated. Reheat the chicken before serving.
  • The chicken will be kept 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).

Other Taco Inspired Recipes:

Chicken Taco Recipe

Author: Valentina
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(!
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.


490kcal Calories38g Carbs29g Protein25g Fat7g Saturated Fat123mg Cholesterol622mg Sodium723mg Potassium5g Fiber5g Sugar686IU Vitamin A9mg Vitamin C115mg Calcium3mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Taco Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 490 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 123mg41%
Sodium 622mg27%
Potassium 723mg21%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 686IU14%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 115mg12%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)