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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: 4-6 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.