5-Minute Magic: Effortless Chicken Tacos That Taste Like They Took Hours

Here’s a great recipe for Chicken Tacos that are simple, flavorful, and perfect for a quick meal. The tacos are incredibly easy to prepare since we are starting with a fully cooked rotisserie chicken from Costco!

Dive into the simplicity of these scrumptious Chicken Tacos, where convenience meets gourmet in every bite. Packed with the vibrant flavors of chili-spiced chicken, zesty lime, and creamy avocado, this dish is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser that brings the festive spirit of a Mexican fiesta right to your dinner table. Perfect for those busy weeknights or when you simply crave something deliciously straightforward, these tacos promise satisfaction without the fuss.

Ready to transform your kitchen routine? Keep reading as we reveal the secrets to maximizing flavor with minimal effort!

I’ll also provide some ideas for side dishes, drink pairings, and approximate nutritional information.

Rotisserie Chicken Tacos

Ingredients for Chicken Tacos:

  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage or lettuce
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (optional)
  • 1/2 cup salsa (optional)


  1. Prepare the Chicken:
    • In a bowl, mix the shredded chicken with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the seasoned chicken and cook until it’s heated through and the spices are fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  2. Warm the Tortillas:
    • Warm the corn tortillas in a dry skillet over medium heat for about 30 seconds on each side or wrap them in a damp towel and microwave for about 30 seconds until they are pliable.
  3. Assemble the Tacos:
    • Place the warmed tortillas on plates. Top each tortilla with the seasoned chicken, followed by red onion, cilantro, cabbage (or lettuce), avocado slices, and a squeeze of lime juice. Add sour cream and salsa if desired.

Side Dishes:

  • Mexican Rice: Fluffy and seasoned rice complements the tacos.
  • Refried Beans: A staple in Mexican cuisine, creamy refried beans make a hearty side.
  • Corn Salad: A salad made with fresh or grilled corn, lime, cilantro, and diced tomatoes.
  • Chips and Guacamole: Perfect for dipping and sharing.

Drink Pairings:

  • Margaritas: Classic or flavored, margaritas are a festive pairing for tacos.
  • Beer: A light lager or a Mexican beer like Corona or Modelo pairs well with the spices.
  • Iced Tea: Sweetened or unsweetened, iced tea is a refreshing non-alcoholic option.
  • Agua Fresca: Watermelon, cucumber, or hibiscus agua frescas are refreshing and authentic.

Approximate Nutritional Information (per serving, assuming 4 servings, two tacos each):

  • Calories: 350-400
  • Protein: 25-30 grams
  • Total Fat: 15-20 grams
    • Saturated Fat: 3-4 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 30-35 grams
    • Fiber: 5-6 grams
    • Sugars: 2-3 grams
  • Sodium: 300-400 mg

This nutritional estimate does not include optional toppings like sour cream and salsa. These values can vary depending on the specific ingredients and brands used.

For even more Costco Rotisserie Chicken Recipes, click here!


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