Oven-Baked Cheesy Chicken Tacos

Easy to make for a hungry crowd, these oven-baked Hint of Lime tacos are filled with tender shredded chicken, along with loads of gooey cheese, before being topped with classic taco toppings.
Prep 35 Minutes
Total 45 Minutes
Servings 10

Ingredient List

  • 1 box (10 count) Old El Paso™ Stand 'N Stuff™ Hint of Lime flavored taco shells
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 3 cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken
  • 1 package (0.85 oz) Old El Paso™ chicken taco seasoning mix
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (8 oz)
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup pico de gallo
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Preparation

  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Spray bottom of 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. Place taco shells standing up and together in dish; set aside.
  2. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions; cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Stir in chicken, taco seasoning mix and water; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until mixture is heated through. Remove from heat; stir in lime juice.
  3. To assemble, place 2 tablespoons shredded cheese in bottom of each shell. Bake 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven; carefully fill each taco with heaping 1/4 cup chicken mixture and another heaping tablespoon shredded cheese. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with shredded lettuce and pico de gallo.

Expert Tips

  • Try these additional fresh toppings: diced avocado and sour cream.
  • Heating shells before filling provides the perfect crispness for your tacos.

Nutrition

  • 1 Serving Calories 260 (Calories from Fat 140);  Total Fat 15g (Saturated Fat 7g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 55mg;  Sodium 680mg;  Potassium 180mg;  Total Carbohydrate 12g (Dietary Fiber 1g ,Sugars 2g);  Protein 18g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 6%;  Vitamin C 4%;  Calcium 20%;  Iron 6%
  • Exchanges: 1 Starch;  1 Very Lean Meat;  1 High-Fat Meat;  1 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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