Chicken Soft Tacos with Avocado and Sharp Cheddar

We had friends over for dinner and I decided to make these tacos because everyone was craving Mexican food. I chopped up some leftover roasted chicken along with some red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and seasonings. The chicken was flavorful and delicious and tasted great in the tacos that I topped with lettuce, tomato, green onion, black olives, fresh avocado and sharp cheddar cheese. I served these tacos with the Spicy Fire Roasted Salsa along with sour cream. My kids loved the tacos and so did the rest of us. This was a quick and simple dinner that tasted great.

Roast the chicken using this recipe or use a store bought rotisserie chicken and remove the skin and bones from the meat.

Chop up the roasted chicken along with the cilantro, red onion, lime juice, oregano, cumin, garlic powder, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Mix thoroughly until well combined. Taste & re-season if desired. Heat the chicken (covered with a paper towel) for 30-45 seconds in the microwave right before serving.

Heat the flour tortillas, wrapped in a towel, for 30-45 seconds or until warm and pliable. Spread the chicken mixture down the center of the tortilla then top with lettuce, sharp cheddar, tomatoes, green onions, olives, and avocado. Serve with a side of salsa and sour cream if desired. Enjoy.

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Chicken Soft Tacos with Avocado and Sharp Cheddar

Prep Time: 20 min.

Ingredients:

Chicken:

2 1/2 - 3 cups of roasted chicken meat, chopped
1/2 cup of fresh cilantro, chopped
3 tbsp red onion, diced
Juice from 1/2 a lime
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp garlic powder
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Toppings:

Small flour tortillas
Lettuce, finely chopped
Sharp cheddar, grated
Grape tomatoes, sliced
Green onions sliced
Black olives, sliced
Avocado, diced
Salsa, if desired
Sour cream, if desired

Directions:

Roast the chicken using this recipe or use a store bought rotisserie chicken and remove the skin and bones from the meat.

Chop up the roasted chicken along with the cilantro, red onion, lime juice, oregano, cumin, garlic powder, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Mix thoroughly until well combined. Taste & re-season if desired. Heat the chicken (covered with a paper towel) for a 30-45 seconds in the microwave right before serving.

Heat the flour tortillas, wrapped in a towel, for 30-45 seconds or until warm and pliable. Spread the chicken mixture down the center of the tortilla then top with lettuce, sharp cheddar, tomatoes, green onions, olives, and avocado. Serve with a side of salsa and sour cream if desired. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

 

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21 Responses to “Chicken Soft Tacos with Avocado and Sharp Cheddar”

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — April 16, 2013 @ 9:22 pm

    That looks yummy! That salsa you made pairs perfectly with this meal. I can go for one of these right about now. ;)

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    justagirlfromaamchimumbai — April 16, 2013 @ 9:31 pm

    I have recently started having mexican food and I cannot get enough of tacos. Love your recipe.

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 16, 2013 @ 11:51 pm

    Yes please! Now I’m totally craving mexican food at midnight!

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    Sues — April 17, 2013 @ 4:40 am

    These look perfect… Every night should be taco night :)

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    Jenn — April 17, 2013 @ 5:35 am

    Great photo of the taco… you staged it perfectly.. I can never get mine to look like that! lol
    Love the combination of flavors… simple and perfect!!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — April 17, 2013 @ 8:25 am

    I love making tacos on weeknights and these look perfect, Pam! So great for “making your own” dinner with friends and family.

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    Kate — April 17, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    Perfect! I know what I am having for dinner tomorrow. I can hardly wait..just need to get some cilantro and I am good to go!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — April 17, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    Love the salsa + taco recipe you posted. Also, your tacos are so pretty in the pictures.

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    Carmen Rosa — April 17, 2013 @ 9:42 am

    Looks really fresh and delicious Pam

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    Mary@One Perfect Bite — April 17, 2013 @ 10:29 am

    These sound fabulous, Pam. That first photos is a stunner and managed to make me hungry. I hope your day is off to a great start. Blessings…Mary

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    Joanne — April 17, 2013 @ 12:21 pm

    Tacos for dinner never fail to please! Love the flavors in these!

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    gloria — April 17, 2013 @ 2:59 pm

    These look delicious Pam!

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    teresa — April 17, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

    mmmm, i love me a good taco! these look wonderful!

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    Martha — April 17, 2013 @ 5:37 pm

    Oh my they look delicious! Love the avocado in there!

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    Blond Duck — April 17, 2013 @ 7:27 pm

    What kinds of chickens do you roast to get such clean looking meat?

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    Words Of Deliciousness — April 17, 2013 @ 8:13 pm

    This taco is making hungry, it looks so good.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — April 18, 2013 @ 5:42 am

    This would be a great weekend lunch! Love simple and delicious food.

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    grace — April 18, 2013 @ 10:54 am

    so much good stuff! that is a nicely-sized taco, my friend. :)

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    vanillasugarblog — April 18, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

    now this is my kind of meal.
    I’ve been eating an avocado a day now for a few weeks; just cannot get enough of them right now.

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    Chris — April 20, 2013 @ 11:08 am

    Holy stuff! You have an entire salad on top of your taco ;)

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    catalaya — April 24, 2013 @ 8:18 am

    A very refreshing light fulfilling dinner. It is easy to make as well. http://0cbb70qpooxt1u9pjipj6s1n42.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=RECIPE1

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