Easiest Chicken Tacos


Easy and fast, these tacos are great for a weeknight dinner. Adding jalapeño to the chicken gives it a nice, unexpected heat. Slideshow: More Taco Recipes 

Easiest Chicken Tacos
Photo: © Con Poulos
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken

  • 1 small jalapeño, thinly sliced crosswise

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground pepper

  • 1 cup finely shredded green cabbage

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

  • Warm corn tortillas, shredded pepper jack cheese, guacamole and cilantro leaves, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. In a medium baking dish, toss the chicken with the jalapeño and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Cover with foil and bake for about 10 minutes, until hot.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, toss the cabbage with the lemon juice, lime juice, hot sauce and the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil; season with salt and pepper.

  3. To serve, fill warm corn tortillas with the chicken, cabbage, cheese, guacamole and cilantro.

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