{My Recipes} Shredded Chicken Cheater Tacos

Sometimes I get a craving for tacos. I have come to love corn tortillas for their small size and delicious flavor. Typically, I go for fajita tacos, shrimp tacos or pulled pork tacos. But I didn't have time for the crockpot and I only had enough energy for a simple meal. I had purchased a rotisserie chicken earlier yesterday (my second this week!) and decided that would work just fine. I pulled off chunks of meat, shredding them with a fork as I went, then threw it into a pan with some olive oil and seasonings and it turned out delish. Here's your quick-hit recipe for cheater tacos that taste like the real deal!

Shredded Chicken Cheater Tacos
2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
1 tbsp minced garlic (fresh or jar)
Lawry's seasoning salt
Salsa, whatever is your favorite
Black pepper
Olive oil
Black beans, 1 can
Shredded cheese
Corn tortillas
Half a lime
Avocado or guacamole, optional

Heat a pan over medium and add chicken then drizzle with about 1-2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Add garlic, squeeze in lime juice and season to taste with Lawry's and pepper. Add about 2 tablespoons of salsa, or at least enough to distribute throughout the chicken. Heat thoroughly. Heat black beans separately—add a couple dashes of hot sauce and a few leaves of fresh cilantro to really kick 'em into gear.

Warm tortillas in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds, then build taco with chicken, beans, cheese and extra salsa if desired. Top with avocado or guacamole. (A squeeze of fresh lime juice and/or cilantro is good, too!)

See? Couldn't get any easier.

You're welcome.


  1. I saw you making these last night! You amaze me the way you step in the kitchen an whip out a killer meal in MINUTES!!!

  2. Looks yummy,and since I love any thing quick and easy,and hubby Loves anything Mexican going to try this recipie really soon.
    Thanks for sharing;)

  3. You know I always love a shortcut meal! I've never used rotisserie chicken, but it seems to be a good way to start a lot of different things. I shall try it soon!

  4. Mmmmh this looks super yummy ! I absolutely love tacos.
    It's great that you can still find some time to cook. I cook when the kids are asleep, I loooove cooking good meals (with lots of butter, and cream, and olive oil.....).
    I'll try your recipe next week, I happen to have a box of tacos hat I just didn't know what to do with.
    Have a good Sunday, here it's 8:41 am and it's all grey and rainy. I wonder what we're gonna do with the kids today.

  5. Oh my goodness - 4 babies. I do not know weather to say 'that's so wonderful' and 'poor you'. Anyway - I stumbled across your blog and now I'm going to have a poke around because I'm curious.

    Corinne x


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