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Kid Friendly Recipes: Easy Chicken Tacos

Submitted by on August 21, 2016 – 8:27 amOne Comment

recipe for easy chicken tacos

Kid Friendly Chicken Tacos

Kids love these chicken tacos, 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.

Serves 4


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
Shredded lettuce
Chopped tomato
Finely chopped red or green onion
Cubed avocado
Sour cream


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.

Excerpted from 250 Best Beans, Lentils & Tofu Recipes by The Editors of Robert Rose Inc. © 2012 Robert Rose Inc. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.



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