Stand-Up Chicken Tacos

Looking for a hearty dinner? Then check out this stand-up chicken taco recipe that's ready in just 20 minutes – perfect for Mexican cuisine.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 5
 

Ingredients

1
package (4.7 oz) Old El Paso™ Stand 'n Stuff™ taco shells (10 shells)
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1
lb chicken breast tenders, cut into 1-inch pieces
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
to 3 tablespoons Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix (from 1-oz package)
2
tablespoons lime juice
2
cups mixed salad greens or shredded iceberg lettuce
1
medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup)
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
3/4
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa, if desired
2/3
cup sour cream, if desired

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Heat taco shells as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken and garlic; cook and stir 2 to 4 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center.
  • 3 Stir in taco seasoning mix and lime juice. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  • 4 Spoon chicken mixture into taco shells. Top each with salad greens, tomato and cheese. Serve tacos with salsa and sour cream.
  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Heat taco shells as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken and garlic; cook and stir 2 to 4 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center.
  • 3 Stir in taco seasoning mix and lime juice. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  • 4 Spoon chicken mixture into taco shells. Top each with salad greens, tomato and cheese. Serve tacos with salsa and sour cream.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Chicken tenders work great because they are 1-inch strips and you just need to cut them into pieces. If you don’t have chicken tenders, use 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts instead.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
19%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
500mg
500%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
29g
29%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.