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Baked Chicken Tacos

Baked Chicken Tacos

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x


Experience the taco indulgence with our Baked Chicken Tacos. These delicious treats will revolutionize your taco nights. Picture succulent, seasoned chicken combined with the flavors of diced tomatoes and green chilies all embraced by a crispy taco shell and generously smothered in delectable Mexican cheese. The secret? A quick pre-bake to achieve that crunch before filling them to their capacity. They’re, like a celebration for your taste buds! Personalize them with your toppings such as jalapenos, sour cream and salsa. You’ll have a crowd-pleaser that will leave everyone wanting more. Your taco nights will never be ordinary again.



1/2 lb. cooked chicken, shredded (I used cooked Rotisserie chicken)
1 oz. Taco Seasoning
1/2 c diced onion
1 can diced tomato (14.5 oz.), fully drained
1 can Chopped Green Chiles (4.5 oz.), fully drained
10 Stand and Stuff Taco Shells (I used Old El Paso)
8 oz. Refried Beans (1/2 can)
2 c Mexican Blend Cheese, shredded
Toppings such as Old El Paso sliced Jalapenos, sour cream, salsa, chopped cilantro, shredded lettuce, or any of your favorite taco toppings!


Preheat your oven to 400°F. Coat a 9×13 baking dish, with nonstick spray.

Heat up some olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.

Add the onion. Cook it for about 2 to 3 minutes until it becomes translucent and releases an enticing aroma.

Mix in the chicken taco seasoning, diced tomatoes ( drained) and chopped green chiles (fully drained). Allow it to simmer for 5 to 8 minutes.

Arrange the taco shells in the baking dish standing upright. You can easily fit around 10 taco shells by placing 2 on each side.

Place the taco shells in the preheated oven for 5 minutes to make them nice and crispy then take them out.

Scoop out a tablespoon of refried beans into the bottom of each taco shell followed by the chicken mixture filling them to the brim.

Generously sprinkle cheese on top of each shell.

Bake for 7 to 10 minutes until the cheese is completely melted and you notice a golden brown color on the edges of the shells.

Take it out of the oven. Garnish with your preferred taco toppings, like jalapenos, sour cream, cilantro and salsa. Enjoy this meal!


To ensure that this scrumptious Baked Chicken Tacos recipe is gluten-free it’s crucial to use ingredients that are certified as gluten-free. Here are some helpful tips:

Taco Seasoning: Many pre-packaged taco seasoning mixes contain thickeners derived from gluten. Opt for a taco seasoning that is certified gluten-free or make your own at home using spices that are free, from gluten.

Taco Shells: Look for taco shells or tortillas specifically labeled as gluten-free. There are brands in stores that cater to a gluten-free diet.

Refried Beans: Make sure the canned refried beans you choose are free of gluten. Some brands may include wheat products for thickening purposes.

Sausage: If you decide to add sausage as a topping check that it is gluten-free. Certain sausages may contain breadcrumbs or other ingredients containing gluten.

Toppings: Utilize ingredients like jalapenos, sour cream, cilantro and salsa all of which are naturally devoid of gluten. Nonetheless always read the labels on store-bought condiments to confirm their status as being free, from gluten.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes