Cheesy Chicken Chipotle Tacos

Cheesy Chicken Chipotle Tacos

Cheesy Chicken Chipotle 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!  These have a little spice but were not too flavorful for my kids.  If you want them spicier, add more chipotles or less spicy?  Add less.  Easy as that!

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 small can of chipotles in adobo sauce (you will need 2-3 chipotles plus about a tablespoon of the sauce)
1 (14 oz) can of diced tomatoes, do not drain
1 (15 oz) can of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup of taco sauce (we used a mild sauce)
a big pinch of both salt and pepper
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, divided
8 crunchy taco shells (I use the Stand and Stuff kind to help keep them upright but you don’t have to)
Tab’s Guacamole to garnish

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, chipotle peppers (chop them), adobo sauce, diced tomatoes, black beans, taco sauce, a pinch of both salt and pepper and half of your shredded cheddar.  Next, divide up this mixture between your taco shells and then stand them up in the prepared baking dish.

Pop your tacos in the oven and bake about 15 to 18 minutes until the shells are toasted.  Remove from oven and serve with guacamole and the remaining shredded cheddar.

Easy as that!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog May 31, 2018 at 4:33 am

    Taco Thursday? So on! This recipe looks so good! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Erika Slaughter May 31, 2018 at 5:40 am

    After your post yesterday, I managed to grab the fixings for those Spicy Corn Chicken Tacos and we had those for dinner last night. So so good! These look delicious too!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 31, 2018 at 5:44 am


  • Narci Dreffs May 31, 2018 at 6:15 am

    Oh yum!! Your tacos are always my favorite! Can’t wait to try these!!

  • Karah Stracener May 31, 2018 at 7:00 am

    I love a baked taco and agree once you go to baked tacos, you cannot go back. These look so yummy and will be on my menu soon. Thanks for sharing. Also I only make Tabs guacamole and my family raves about it. They all agree its the best guacamole they have ever had. I make it about once a week now.

  • emily @ a little bit of emily May 31, 2018 at 10:02 am

    This may be a silly question, but how do you store the adobe peppers? I never know and always waste a can with using just a little bit of it!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 31, 2018 at 11:34 am

      You can freeze them in a baggie! And then just break off what you need to use and thaw. Easy!

  • Carissa Nelson May 31, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Love the idea of how to have chicken ready to roll when you walk in the door to help make this recipe faster. I would not have thought about a can of Sprite in the slow cooker — I like it!