Chicken Tacos with Cranberry Salsa

Have you ever had a cranberry salsa?  Cranberries are tart and just a little sweet and pair beautifully with spicy jalapenos.  I’m telling you…it’s fresh, it’s flavorful and right now, it’s totally in season.  I used my cranberry salsa as a topping to these creamy chicken tacos.  
This recipe makes 6 tacos.
Shopping List
1 cup of fresh cranberries, lightly chopped
1 red onion, chopped
a handful of cilantro, chopped (you can use parsley if you don’t care for cilantro)
1 jalapeno, chopped (remove the ribs and seeds for less heat)
the zest and juice of one orange (about two tablespoons of zest and 1/4 cup of juice)
1 pound of cooked and shredded chicken (click here for my perfect chicken)
1 (10 oz) box of frozen spinach, defrosted and all excess water squeezed out
1 (10 oz) can of cream of chicken soup
1/2 a tablespoon of chili powder
1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
Salt and Pepper
6 taco shells (I like the Stand and Stuff version for baking)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Grease (I used Pam) an 8×8″ baking dish.  Set aside.
In a small bowl, combine your cranberries, onion, cilantro, jalapeno and zest and juice from your orange.  Stir everything together and refrigerate until you’re ready to enjoy. 
Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, combine the chicken, spinach, soup, chili powder, shredded cheese and a pinch of salt and pepper.  
Next, fill each taco shell with the chicken mixture and then stand the taco shell up in the prepared baking dish.  
Bake about 8 to 10 minutes 
Remove and serve with your cranberry salsa.
This salsa is yummy on anything!  It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s yummy and it’s certainly festive this time of year.
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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} November 12, 2015 at 11:18 am

    These are gorgeous!!! And I don't think I've ever said a taco is gorgeous, but these are!

  • Narci November 12, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Yum!! What a great idea!! Looks awesome!!

  • meigancam01 November 12, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Very delicious taco reipe
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Amanda Brezgel December 8, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    I mean this in the nicest way possible, but I wasn't sure about this one. I was intrigued by the cranberry salsa though and the combo of the chicken in the taco and the freshness and tartness of the cranberries really worked with these! Thanks for sharing!