Rotisserie Chicken Tacos | Quick Baked Crispy Chicken Tacos

Published Date: March 6, 2024
Last Updated: March 6, 2024

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This Rotisserie Chicken Tacos recipe is the perfect choice for the busiest weeknights. It is perfect for days when you can’t be bothered with preparing dinner from scratch, but still want to feed everyone at home. With delicate taco shells, juicy rotisserie chicken, flavorful rice, and plenty of melty cheese, your whole family will rave over this super simple comfort cook.

Why The Whole Family Will Love These Chicken Tacos

If you need some convincing to add this recipe to your weekly meal plan, here are some reasons why you’ll fall head over heels with it:

They’re versatile. Stuff your rotisserie chicken tacos with your favorite variety of toppings.

It’s a quick recipe. Ready in under 30 minutes, this recipe for baked chicken tacos will be a game changer for busy weeknights.

You’ll love using leftovers. How often do you have half of a rotisserie chicken in your fridge and you’re not sure what to do with it? This baked chicken taco recipe is the perfect way to use it without feeling like you’re stuck eating leftovers again.

Are Crispy Tacos Healthy?

What a family considers healthy can vary drastically from kitchen to kitchen. These rotisserie chicken tacos aren’t the epitome of a healthy dinner, but they do pack a punch in protein.

If you want to make a healthier spin on this recipe, consider mixing steamed onions and peppers into your shredded rotisserie chicken. For a pop of freshness, flavor, and additional veggies, top them with lettuce, tomato, sliced avocado, and homemade salsa.

What Meat Is In Tiny Tacos?

These Tiny Tacos use the most convenient protein around–rotisserie chicken! If you’re used to cooking in a crunch, you know how helpful grabbing a rotisserie chicken on your normal grocery run can be. Not only is it delicious and affordable, it is already cooked for you and ready to eat!

Feel free to swap out the protein with these baked tacos with any precooked meat you may have in your fridge. Great options can be carnitas meat, ground beef, or even grilled steak.

What Are Crispy Tacos Made Of?

Here’s a rundown of the ingredients you need to grab before you get started. Check your kitchen for the following items:

Ingredients needed to make Rotisserie Chicken Tacos
  • Taco Shells- I love the crunchy miniature taco shells (La Tiara Corn Tortilla Shells) because they’re the perfect size for kids. Feel free to use stand and stuff, corn tortillas, or flour fajita shells.
  • Rotisserie Chicken- Use a combination of white and dark meat. Rotisserie chicken will create a quick, easy, and flavorful bite.
  • Taco Seasoning– Adds another layer of flavor to the rotisserie chicken.
  • Spanish Rice- Use your favorite prepackaged variety or a delicious homemade version. We love Old El Paso Cheesy Mexican Rice (not sponsored).
  • Shredded Colby Jack Cheese- Bake it on top of the rotisserie chicken tacos to create the “glue” that holds them together.

How To Make Mini Tacos

Rotisserie chicken meat and taco seasoning mixed together in a white bowl

Prepare the rotisserie chicken. Carefully remove all of the meat from the rotisserie chicken. Use extra caution to avoid the bones. Shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Stir in the taco seasoning.

Mexican Rice in a white bowl

Cook the rice. Prepare the rice according to the package instructions.

Overhead image of taco shells in a baking dish filled with rotisserie chicken, rice, and cheese

Stuff the tacos. Place the taco shells into the baking dish. Place a layer of Spanish rice, followed by a generous amount of rotisserie chicken. Finish the tacos with lots of shredded cheese.

Overhead image of Rotisserie Chicken Tacos in a white baking dish

Bake to perfection. Bake the dish packed with rotisserie chicken tacos in the oven and bake at 375F for 5-7 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Baked Chicken Tacos being served on plate with lettuce, sour cream, and salsa

Garnish, serve, and enjoy! Garnish the baked chicken tacos with your favorite toppings, serve, and enjoy!

Tips, Tricks, and Variations

From delicious ways to customize your baked tacos to methods to make dinner time easier, here are some tips and tricks to utilize next time you’re in the kitchen:

  • Swap out the protein. If you have another variety of cooked protein in your refrigerator, stuff it in these baked tacos for a quick meal.
  • Grab prepared rotisserie chicken meat. Grab a prepackaged portion of rotisserie chicken at the grocery store to make dinner time even easier. It’s already removed from the carcass and it is perfectly shredded into bite-sized portions.
  • Add more veggies. To add more color, flavor, and nutritional value to your tacos, sautee some diced onions, and chopped peppers until soft. Add them to your shredded chicken before stuffing the tacos.
  • Skip the rice. Preparing rice adds about 20 minutes to this recipe, depending on the recipe or packaged variety you choose. To make this a 15-minute recipe instead of a 30-minute recipe, just leave the rice for a night you have more time to spare.
  • Try a different tortilla. If you’re not a fan of crispy tortilla shells, feel free to swap out the type of tortilla you stuff before baking.

What To Serve With Baked Chicken Tacos

Not sure what to serve with these Rotisserie Chicken Tacos? Try some of our favorite sides and sauces to make your next Taco Tuesday a hit!

  • Lettuce– Add some freshness to each bite with some shredded lettuce.
  • Salsa– Choose your favorite variety and customize the spice level.
  • Sour Cream– Cooling, creamy, and slightly tangy. You’ll love the flavor and temperature contrast.
  • Guacamole– Packed with flavor, veggies, and lots of color, guacamole is the perfect side.
  • French Dressing– Yes, I know this one sounds weird. Everyone that has tried these tacos with our favorite Otts French dressing has loves the slightly sweet and savory combination.

How Long Do Rotisserie Chicken Tacos Last?

These rotisserie chicken tacos are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven for the best flavor and texture. If you have leftovers or want to prepare them ahead of time, they can last up to 3 days when stored in an airtight container.

To reheat your leftovers, just pop them in the oven or in an air fryer at 375F for 5-10 minutes or until they are crispy and warmed through.

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Overhead image of Rotisserie Chicken Tacos in a white baking dish

Rotisserie Chicken Tacos | Baked Crispy Chicken Tacos

This Rotisserie Chicken Tacos recipe is the perfect choice for the busiest weeknights. It is perfect for days when you can't be bothered with preparing dinner from scratch, but still want to feed everyone at home.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Fusion, Mexican
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 12 Taco Shells small or miniature sized
  • 3 cups Rotisserie Chicken shredded
  • 1 tbsp Taco Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese
  • 2 cups Mexican Rice

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the rotisserie chicken. Carefully remove all of the meat from the rotisserie chicken. Use extra caution to avoid the bones. Shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Stir in the taco seasoning.
  • Cook the rice. Prepare the rice according to the package instructions.
  • Stuff the tacos. Place the taco shells into the baking dish. Place a layer of Spanish rice, followed by a generous amount of rotisserie chicken. Finish the tacos with lots of shredded cheese.
  • Bake to perfection. Bake the dish packed with rotisserie chicken tacos in the oven and bake at 375F for 5-7 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • Garnish, serve, and enjoy! Garnish the baked chicken tacos with your favorite toppings, serve, and enjoy!
Keyword Baked Chicken Tacos, Crispy Chicken Tacos, Rotisserie Chicken Tacos
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