Baked Chicken & Spinach Tacos

Baked Chicken & Spinach Tacos

Here’s what I’ve learned in life…once you bake a taco, you can never go back.  Tonight, use your slow cooker or Instant Pot and pull together these Chicken & Spinach Baked Tacos in no time flat.

Happy Taco Tuesday!

This recipe serves four.

Shopping List
1 pound of cooked and shredded chicken
1 (10 oz) package of frozen spinach, thawed and all excess water drained out
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 cups taco sauce or salsa
a handful of chopped cilantro
8 taco shells (I love the Stand & Stuff variety)
2 cups of shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese
chopped green onions to garnish
Tab’s Guacamole to garnish

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Lightly spray an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray.  Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, combine your cooked and shredded chicken with the spinach, chili powder, taco sauce and cilantro with a spoon.  Take each of your taco shells and stuff them with your taco mixture.  Place each stuffed shell in your baking dish.  Once they’ll all in your baking dish, sprinkle the cheese down over the tops of all of them.

Pop your baking dish in the oven and bake about 16-18 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden.

Remove from oven, garnish with chopped green onions and guacamole and serve immediately.

Now, because you’re baking the taco, the shells aren’t super crispy, but mine as always crisp enough to stand on their own (if you use the Stand & Stuff variety). We love baked tacos.  They are the perfect family supper at our house!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog May 14, 2019 at 4:48 am

    Perfect recipe for Taco Tuesday! Can’t wait to try this. 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Sheaffer Sims May 14, 2019 at 5:29 am

    I would 100% AGREE. Baked tacos for life over here, thanks to you!

  • Addie May 14, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Hi shay!
    I was looking through your blog trying to decide what to make for dinner tomorrow night. I wanted to make a casserole. The two that really stuck out to me were your CRESCENT ROLL CASEROLE and your MUSHROOM SPAGHETTI CASSEROLE. Which one would you make on a random Wednesday? Thanks. Also my family made your slightly sweet sloppy joes and loved them. I loved the option of making it with shredded carrots. It’s a great way to sneak veggies in to kids diets! Thanks shay!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 15, 2019 at 4:24 am

      Oh gosh! I LOVE a casserole!! That’s my favorite kind of supper!!! Okay, both are so yummy…but I’m going to say the crescent roll one! Enjoy!

  • Chrissy May 15, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    What a great combination of flavor! I baked the chicken mix with the cheese and had mine with soft corn tortillas, and the rest of my family had it over (royal blend) rice. So tasty, thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 16, 2019 at 4:28 am

      Yay!! So happy you enjoyed it!

  • Erica Mueller May 30, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    I used a cup of hot taco sauce and a cup of mild black bean salsa and these were phenomenal!!!!! I haven’t had a ‘miss’ with any of your recipes and look forward to every Meal Planning Monday post!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 31, 2019 at 6:38 am

      Yay!!! I’m so excited to hear this!!