BBQ Pineapple Baked Chicken Tacos

BBQ Pineapple Baked Chicken Tacos

BBQ Pineapple Baked Chicken Tacos are for dinner tonight!  Here’s the deal…once you bake a taco, you just cannot go back.  They’re just so much better BAKED!  This little recipe right here, combines two of my favorite flavor combos: BBQ and pineapple. Yum!  Happy Taco Thursday!

This recipe serves four.

Shopping List
1 pound of cooked and shredded chicken (click here to see the easy way I do this)
1 (18 oz) bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray’s)
1 (8 oz) can of pineapple tidbits, do not drain
about 10 green onions, chopped (reserve a few to garnish at the end)
a big pinch of both salt and pepper
1½ cups of shredded Swiss cheese
8 crunchy taco shells (I use the Stand and Stuff kind to help keep them upright but you don’t have to)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Lightly spray an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray and then set aside.

In a mixing bowl, toss together your cooked and shredded chicken, BBQ sauce, pineapple, green onions and a pinch of both salt and pepper.  Next, divide up this mixture between your taco shells and then stand them up in the prepared baking dish.  Finally, sprinkle your shredded Swiss down on top.

Pop your tacos in the oven and bake about 15 to 18 minutes or until the the cheese is melted and the shells are toasted.  Remove from oven and serve with a sprinkling more of chopped green onions.

So simple!

BBQ Pineapple Baked Chicken Tacos

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  • Narci Dreffs March 23, 2017 at 5:29 am

    Agreed! Baked tacos are the best! Can’t wait to make these! Yum!

  • Rachael March 23, 2017 at 5:59 am

    This sounds so yummy! I really want to eat this now 🙂

    Rachael xx.

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog March 23, 2017 at 6:24 am

    Love how the chicken is combined with pineapples… perfect way to celebrate the warmer weather as pineapple always reminds me of summer!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Mandi March 23, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Every time I try baked tacos the bottoms end up very soggy and fall apart. Any tips? 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama March 23, 2017 at 8:19 am

      Are you making the ground beef ones? I would venture to say that the meat is too fatty and should be drained. Try these because they’re chicken!

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  • Maria March 23, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    It must be a very non-west coast thing to bake tacos because I have never heard of this genius move!! I bake up chimichanga style burritos, but this looks like it would be super fun try try!! My fam would love them. Do you think they would freeze well? (Meal planning, ya know…)

    • Mix and Match Mama March 24, 2017 at 4:46 am

      I would freeze the meat mixture and then assemble and bake when you’re ready to eat!

  • Cari March 28, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Shay-I need your help! How do you do it? I teach full time (plus), I go to night classes once a week, I am in charge of the youth group at church, and I have the sweetest 2.5 year old guy and great husband at home. How do you do all you do with 4 kiddos? When do you shop? When do you plan out your meals? Do you take kids shopping with you, and if so, how do you manage them not throwing a fit while you hunt the aisles searching for your ingredients? What happens when you forget stuff, do you go shopping again or just make it work? I need more hours in the day–or more diet dr. Pepper lol. Please advise! #tiredandhungry #crazycariinslc

    • Mix and Match Mama March 29, 2017 at 5:16 am

      Girl! YOU HAVE SO MUCH ON YOUR PLATE! I bet you’re doing an amazing job juggling all of that! That is a lot to handle! Okay, but to answer your questions…I typically meal plan on Friday and shop on Tuesday mornings (when three out of four are at school). I always meal plan several days early because that gives me a few days to remember things we need and add it to my list. If I forget something super important (like the main/star ingredient) then either Andrew or myself will get it. If it’s something minor, I substitute. But listen, I bet you’re doing great. I’m crazy and hungry too most days ;).

  • Andrea H. April 5, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Could I just put the chicken, pineapple, onions, and BBQ sauce in a Crock Pot and assemble at dinner time?

    • Mix and Match Mama April 6, 2017 at 4:52 am

      Of course!! That would be perfect!

  • Marion Maentz April 6, 2017 at 6:20 am

    Could you use fresh pineapple and the juice that releases from the pineapple when you cut it into small tidbits?

    • Mix and Match Mama April 6, 2017 at 6:48 am

      Of course!

  • Mary Leigh April 15, 2017 at 7:54 am

    These look so yummy! I cannot wait to give them a try!