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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.
  • 45 Minutes Total Time
  • 35 Minutes Prep Time
  • 10 Servings
  • 10 Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

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); 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 Choices: 1

Expert Tips

Try these additional fresh toppings: diced avocado and sour cream.

Heating shells before filling provides the perfect crispness for your tacos.