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Chicken Tacos

Chicken Tacos

  • Author: The Hungry Waitress
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This super fast chicken taco dinner is great for those night you don't feel like cooking!


  • 1 package chicken breast
  • 1 10 oz can red enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup jarred or fresh salsa


  1. In a large skillet with a lid, place the chicken in an even layer.
  2. Pour the enchilada sauce and salsa over the chicken.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil, and then reduce the heat to low and cover with the lid.
  4. Check the chicken after ten minutes to see if it is cooked through. If you have thick chicken breast it could take a 3-5 more minutes. Be careful not to over cook the chicken (it will get tough).
  5. Once cooked through remove the chicken and shred (or chop) it. Then add back into the sauce to keep moist.


You could use green enchilada sauce and salsa verde for a green chile chicken filling. Use this chicken for tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, chimichangas...the options are endless!

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Dinner