Home > Dinner > Rotisserie Chicken Tacos Rotisserie Chicken Tacos November 14, 2019 | 36 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Easy Rotisserie Chicken Tacos with simple taco-seasoned meat, crispy corn tortilla shells, and all your favorite taco toppings! Using rotisserie chicken makes these tacos come together in a flash; in about 30 minutes or less! Pair these tacos with this Italian salad or this easy cucumber salad. Rotisserie Chicken Tacos It’s no secret how much we love tacos — chicken tacos, shrimp tacos, and beef tacos rank among our favorites. But as easy as tacos can be, they can also be time consuming to make. And that’s why I’m sharing lifesaving Rotisserie Chicken Tacos. The meat portion takes mere minutes to whip together, thanks to already cooked and deliciously seasoned chicken. We add a few spices and ingredients to jazz up the chicken a bit more, so it truly comes together quickly. Can you buy-pre shredded chicken? Speaking of a quick prep time, did you know you can buy rotisserie chicken meat that has already been pulled from the bones and shredded? I’ve seen it at Costco, Smith’s (Kroger), Trader Joe’s, and Walmart. It’s a little bit more spendy, but if you’re in a real hurry, this saves even more time! How to make Rotisserie Chicken Tacos The pictures above correlate to the descriptions below. Toss together the spices. We use cumin, chili powder, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and of course, salt and pepper. Make the sauce. Start by cooking garlic in olive oil, toasting the spices in the oil, and then adding in the tomato paste and chicken stock/broth or water with chicken bouillon. This sauce slightly thickens and reduces. Pull the meat off the rotisserie chicken and shred or chop it. Toss the chicken in the sauce until coated. Once you’ve got the seasoned chicken, it’s all about how you want to top your tacos. We think freshly grated cheese, shredded lettuce, a sliced avocado, chopped cherry tomatoes, and a scoop of sour cream makes for the best Rotisserie Chicken Tacos! How do you make rotisserie chicken taste better? I mentioned that we add a few things to the rotisserie chicken, and this completely amps up the flavor. Our additions are simple — some tomato paste, typical taco seasonings, and chicken bouillon powder. Fresh lime juice also goes a long way to add flavor and freshness. How much chicken do I need for tacos? For these Rotisserie Chicken Tacos, you’ll need 3 cups of rotisserie chicken. A normal rotisserie chicken yields about 4 cups of meat, so use the leftovers in this chicken pot pie recipe! More easy chicken dinners Chicken Stir Fry in 30 minutes or less! Crispy Chicken Salad with a five-ingredient honey BBQ dressing Pesto Chicken Tortellini reader favorite recipe Greek Chicken with a simple Tzatziki sauce Chicken Chow Mein in 30 minutes or less! FOLLOW ALONG! 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Course Dinner Cuisine Mexican Keyword rotisserie chicken tacos Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 25 minutes Servings 12 tacos Calories 178kcal Cost $5.79 Ingredients2 teaspoons ground cumin1 teaspoon paprika1 tablespoon chili powder1/2 teaspoon EACH: onion powder and garlic powdersalt and pepper 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon powder Note 11 and 1/2 tablespoons olive oil2 cloves garlic, minced2 tablespoons tomato paste1 cup hot water3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken1 teaspoon white sugar, optional1 to 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice12 stand-up crispy corn tortillasFreshly grated sharp Cheddar cheese (~ 2 cups)Toppings: shredded lettuce (iceburg or romaine), pico de gallo or chopped cherry tomatoes, cilantro, fresh lime, avocado, sour cream, etc. (whatever you love on your chicken tacos!) InstructionsSEASONINGS: Place all the seasonings in a small bowl and stir together: the ground cumin, paprika, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, salt ( I start with 1/2 teaspoon and add more at the end if needed) and pepper ((I add 1/2 teaspoon pepper). Stir in the chicken bouillon powder and set aside.CHICKEN TACO MEAT: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add in the garlic and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds to a minute. Add in all of the seasonings and stir for 1 minute. Reduce the heat as needed, to avoid burning as the spices get fragrant. Mix in the tomato paste and 1 cup hot water. Stir until combined and smooth. Reduce the heat to medium, bring to a simmer, and cook for 2-4 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add the shredded chicken and toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings to preference, adding additional salt (up to 1/2 teaspoon more)or sugar as needed. Season with lime juice to desired preference (we add 2 tablespoons). Remove from the heat.ASSEMBLE: If you like melted cheese, add a few tablespoons of cheese to the shells and broil for 1-2 minutes to melt. Add the chicken right on top and another tablespoon of cheese on top of that (it will melt slightly because the chicken is hot). Add favorite taco toppings (we like lettuce, chopped cherry tomatoes, sliced avocado, sour cream, and a squeeze of lime) over everything. Enjoy immediately! Video Recipe NotesNote 1: I use Knorr® Seasoning Granulated Chicken Bouillon. You can use chicken stock or broth (low sodium) in place of the water and bouillon granules. Nutrition FactsServing: 12servings | Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.8g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 37.1mg | Sodium: 114.3mg | Fiber: 1.9g | Sugar: 0.7g We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. 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