Crunchy Salsa Chicken Tacos

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I posted this fast and easy Instant Pot Salsa Chicken the other day, and with that I made crunchy tacos. I have the larger Instant Pot, but if you don’t need to make large meals than this smaller one would be perfect. ┬áThis entire meal took 30 minutes to make and that’s including cooking the chicken. Not bad for a weeknight meal that the whole family enjoyed! If there’s one thing my family will eat, it’s tacos, and who can blame them?! These crunchy tacos are reminiscent of a famous fast food joint, and that’s probably why my kids liked them so much! At least I opted for healthier ingredients to make it more nutritious.

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I used Crunchy Taco Shells from Trader Joe’s, and placed a spoonful of canned re-fried pinto beans on the bottom and spread it along the shell. Then I added the shredded salsa chicken, and a sprinkle of shredded Mexican cheese blend. I was able to fit the 12 taco shells in a 9 x 12 baking dish and arrange them to say upright. The tacos are baked in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes till the cheese melted. ┬áTop the tacos with some lettuce, tomato, or any other toppings your family likes and you have a quick meal that is tastier and healthier than fast food!

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My son is not a fan of beans, but he actually liked the re-fried beans on the bottom of the crunchy taco. My daughter is a picky eater and she ate a whole taco, minus the toppings of course, however she does like avocado, so I did give her some avocado on the side. We did have a few tacos leftover that I wrapped in foil and refrigerated. To reheat place in a oven proof dish and bake at 300 degrees for a few minutes till they are heated through. The tacos were crunchy and just as delicious!

Crunchy Salsa Chicken Tacos

Ingredients

  • 12 Crunchy Taco Shells
  • 1 Canned Re-Fried Pinto Beans
  • 2 Cups Shredded Salsa Chicken
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend
  • Toppings of choice- Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado, Sour Cream, etc.

Instructions

    Recipe for Salsa Chicken- Here
  1. Pre-Heat Oven to 350 degrees
  2. Place store bought Crunchy Taco shells upright in a 9 x 12 Baking Dish, add 1 spoon of canned Re-fried Pinto Beans and spread across bottom of shell.
  3. Then add a spoonful of the Salsa Chicken, and top with Shredded Cheese.
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  5. Serve with toppings of choice.
  6. To Re-Heat, place in a oven safe dish and bake at 300 degrees for about 5-7 minutes until crispy and heated through.

 

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