The best every simple chicken tacos! This is my go-to recipe for chicken tacos. It’s quick, super easy, and makes the best flavorful and juicy chicken every time.

We make these chicken tacos practically weekly! They are SO good and you only need a few super simple ingredients to make the best diced chicken taco meat!

I love to make this chicken on my grill pan, but a regular pan will work fine! I just personally love the grill marks for this type of chicken recipe!

We like to fill our chicken tacos with guacamole, pico de gallo, cheese, and sour cream mixed with some hot sauce.

Nothing fancy or complex. Just the perfect simple chicken taco recipe 🙂 Enjoy!

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The Best Simple Chicken Tacos

  • Author: Mia Swinehart
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 46 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner


The most perfect simple and delicious diced chicken taco meat!


  • 1 taco seasoning packet (spicy or mild)
  • 46 chicken cutlets (or chicken breasts cut in half to make your own thin cutlets)
  • Avocado or olive oil
  • Limes (optional)


  1. Rub avocado oil or olive oil all over the chicken cutlets, then season each cutlet with about 1 tbsp of taco seasoning (no need to be super exact- just season well).
  2. Heat a grill pan or regular pan over medium heat with a splash of oil. Cook each cutlet for 4-6 minutes per side, until browned and an internal temperature of 165°F is reached.
  3. Allow chicken to sit and cool for 5 minutes, then dice into small pieces. Squeeze lime juice over the chicken (optional) and serve.

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lunch + Dinner, Paleo, Recipes


May 31, 2023

The Best Simple Chicken Tacos

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  1. vidmate says:

    Meanwhile, make your honey balsamic vinaigrette. In a jar or bowl, mix all ingredients together.

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