Kid Friendly Recipes: Easy Chicken Tacos
Kid Friendly Chicken Tacos
Kids love this tactile dish, and adults enjoy its Tex-Mex flavors and ease of preparation. The spicing is mild to appeal to young palates, but the heat is easily bumped up with the addition of a jalapeño or chipotle pepper or spicy salsa as a garnish.
1 tbsp vegetable oil
8 oz skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1⁄2-inch (1 cm) cubes
1⁄2 tsp chili powder
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup drained canned corn kernels or thawed corn kernels
1 roasted red pepper, finely chopped
1 can (14 oz/398 mL) refried beans
1 cup shredded Tex-Mex cheese mix or Monterey Jack cheese
12 taco shells
Finely chopped red or green onion
1. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring, until lightly browned and no longer pink inside, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with chili powder, and black pepper to taste. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add corn, red pepper and beans and bring to a boil.
2. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Add cheese and stir until melted.
3. Warm taco shells according to package directions. Fill with bean mixture and garnish with any combination of salsa, lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado and/or sour cream.