Easy-Healthy Chicken Tacos

“These Healthy Chicken Tacos are the best quick and easy weeknight dinner option.  A one-pan dish that’s on the table in 25 minutes and full of flavor.  Cook them in the oven or on the stovetop.  Fill soft tortillas with this delicious chicken and your favorite fix-ins.  The whole family will love these soft chicken tacos.”

HEALTHY CHICKEN TACOS (SOFT CHICKEN TACOS)

These Healthy Chicken Tacos are the best quick and easy weeknight dinner option.  A one-pan dish that’s on the table in 25 minutes and full of flavor.  Cook them in the oven or on the stovetop.  Fill soft tortillas with this delicious chicken and your favorite fix-ins.  The whole family will love these soft chicken tacos.  

 

3 chicken tacos on a wooden board

If there’s one recipe on the blog that I’ve made the most, it’s these healthy chicken tacos.  I make them at least once a week, sometimes twice.  They are a weeknight wonder – ready in just 25 minutes and completely stress free.

a fork pressing into mashed avocado in a white bowl

mini flour tortillas on top of alfoil

WHAT IS A SOFT TACO?

The “soft” in soft taco is referring to serving the tacos in a soft shell.  You can have either soft flour or corn tortillas, and both work well in this recipe.  They are very similar to wraps.

HOW MUCH CHICKEN DO I NEED FOR TACOS?

We use skinless and boneless chicken breasts to make these healthy chicken tacos.  The chicken is cut up into small chunks, and a little goes a long way when filling soft tortillas.

I recommend getting 700grams / 1 ½ lbs of chicken breast for 4 people.  This will yield approximately 8 tacos.  Feel free to scale the recipe up or down to feed more or less people.

HEALTHY CHICKEN TACOS INGREDIENTS LIST

Here’s what you’ll need to make these Healthy Chicken Tacos at home…

  • Chicken Breast
  • Olive Oil
  • Paprika 
  • Cumin
  • Cayenne Pepper – OR you can use chilli powder if you’d prefer.
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Red Capsicum / Red Bell Pepper – OR you can use a mix of green / yellow / red.
  • Brown Onion
  • Tortillas – Corn, flour, soft or crunchy – whatever you prefer!

WHAT TO PUT ON A SOFT CHICKEN TACO? 

Feel free to assemble the tacos however you like with you favorite fix-ins.  I’ve added some popular serving suggestions below so you can mix and match.

  • Lettuce
  • Avocado
  • Salsa
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Sour Cream / Greek Yoghurt
  • Lime Wedges 
  • Chopped Coriander 

diced raw chicken, onion and capsicum pieces on a baking tray

cooked chicken, onion and capsicum on a baking tray

HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY CHICKEN TACOS – STEP BY STEP

You can make these tacos two ways – in the oven or on the stovetop.  I prefer making them in the oven.  It’s less hands-on, and the chicken is always lovely and juicy.

OVEN METHOD

First, preheat the oven to 180C / 350F.  Place chicken, capsicum / bell pepper and onion on a baking tray.  Sprinkle spices and oil on top, then mix well with your hands until all pieces are coated.

Then, pop the tray in the oven for 15-20 minutes, giving the tray a stir half way.

Assemble tacos with your favorite toppings and enjoy.

STOVETOP METHOD

Add spices, oil and chicken into a bowl and mix until chicken is evenly coated.  Heat a frying pan on medium-high heat.  Cook the chicken in two batches, turning each batch halfway, until the chicken is cooked through (approx. 5-8 mins each batch).  Place cooked chicken in a clean bowl.
Pour a little more oil to then pan, then add onion and capsicum and cook, stirring regularly, until onion is softened (approx. 1-2 mins).  Add cooked chicken back to the pan, mix together with onion and capsicum then remove from heat.
Assemble tacos with your favorite toppings and enjoy.

2 chicken tacos on a wooden cutting board

two chicken tacos on a wooden board

WHAT TO SERVE WITH SOFT CHICKEN TACOS

Serve soft chicken tacos with your favorite fix-ins.  I recommend serving lettuce, salsa, sour cream or Greek yoghurt, cheese and healthy guacamole.

Why not make it a complete Mexican feast and serve some Mexican Shredded Beef too?

TIPS FOR MAKING SOFT CHICKEN TACOS

  • Cook either via oven or stovetop method.  Both work well – stovetop will be faster but require more hands-on time.
  • Use flour or corn tortillas here – either works fine.
  • Serve with your favorite fix-ins.

ENJOY~!

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These Healthy Chicken Tacos are the best quick and easy weeknight dinner option.  A one-pan dish that’s on the table in 25 minutes and full of flavour.  Cook them in the oven or on the stovetop.  Fill soft tortillas with this delicious chicken and your favourite fix-ins.  The whole family will love these soft chicken tacos.”

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