The 30-Minute Chicken Street Tacos Recipe





If you love tacos then this chicken street tacos recipe is what you need to give a try. Amazingly flavorful mexican shredded chicken along with sour cream,cheese wrapped in warm tortilla makes this the best Mexican street chicken tacos you know of.Learn to make very easy one pot shredded mexican chicken along with rest of the ingredients topped with shredded cheese makes these street tacos the best chicken street tacos ever!


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Craving for some amazing,delicious food at home,then try this chicken street tacos recipe,its so easy to put together,just 30 minutes to make these amazing street tacos.



Here I will also share how to make quick and best one pot Mexican shredded chicken,which is very easy to put together and you will end up with some juicy shredded chicken.



Some more of the delicious taco recipes that I have shared before. You are going to love these:





Why are they called street tacos?

Street tacos are meant to be smaller than regular tacos,so basically they are served as snack than a meal. They are made with corn tortilla and served  basically to street travellers so the word "street taco".


They are basically two tacos stacked served with meat, chicken grilled or shredded along with toppings like chopped onion,chili,cilantro.


The idea behind stacking two tortilla is that with filling in taco the tortilla might break or tear so the second tortilla holds the taco together.


top look of mexican street tacos with shredded chicken




Chicken Street Tacos Recipe


What goes in chicken street tacos?

Things that make up these delicious street tacos are as follows:

  • Mexican Shredded Chicken:   This is easy one pot chicken make with some chicken breast,spices,crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, chipotle pepper in adobo sauce,all mixed together and further cooked and shredded.

  • Corn Tortilla/ Flour Tortilla:    You can use either of these as per your personal choice.

  • Toppings:     Chopped Onion/ Tomato,diced avocado,chopped cilantro,sour cream,shredded cheese.




What kind of cheese for chicken street tacos recipe?


You can use whatever cheese you have in your hand but in this recipe I have used shredded mozzarella and sharp cheddar.


 
What toppings can I use in making street tacos?


Some of the toppings that might interest you are:
  • Chopped Onion
  • Chopped Tomato
  • Your choice of Salsa or Pico de gallo
  • Guacamole or sliced avocados
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded cheese



best street tacos with sliced chili,sliced lemon



mexican shredded chicken tacos


How to make shredded chicken street tacos?


Step1:    In a pot/pan,add the spice powder (oregano, salt, paprika, cayenne, cumin powder, pepper powder, onion and garlic powders, sugar).


Next add tomato paste,crushed tomatoes,olive oil,chicken stock,chipotle pepper and mix well.
mexican chicken ingredients



Step2:   How to make mexican shredded chicken? 

Add chicken to the pot(here i have used boneless/skinless chicken breast,but you can use chicken thighs too).


Toss the chicken around in the pan to get the chicken coated well with sauce.


Keep the pot covered on medium to low heat and let the chicken cook.
Keep an eye on chicken at intervals to make sure that sauce is not getting dried quickly.If that is the case then reduce the heat.


how to make mexican shredded chicken



Step3:  Best way to shred chicken?

Once the chicken is cooked ,switch off the heat and let it cool off for some time. 


With a pair of forks or hand mixer ,shred the chicken in the pot itself. Alternatively you can empty the cooled chicken along with sauce in a mixer grinder and pulse for some time till the chicken is shredded.

Mix the chicken shredded well with the sauce.


how to make mexican shredded chicken recipe


Step4:    Heat the tortilla on skillet or directly on flame,arrange the tortilla(you can stack two tortilla together), add the chicken along with juice,chopped onion and tomato,sour cream,shredded cheese,chopped cilantro.



top look of chicken street tacos

close up of delicious mexican street chicken tacos


Pro tips to make chicken street tacos:

  • Cooking chicken in a pot/pan covered,make sure to check on the chicken after regular intervals or else the chicken might burn and get stuck to the pot.
  • Always watch for sauce content left in the pot.If you feel that sauce is very less then add a little bit more of stock.
  • Cook the chicken on low to medium heat,as high heat will cook the chicken fast and all the sauce will dry out,but we need sauce along with chicken.
  • You can use crockpot or even instant pot to make this shredded chicken. I have not shared steps to make the mexican chicken in these appliances but if you are using them at your home and you can as well give a try.
  • Use your choice of toppings too.Whatever you have at home ,you can try,there is no rule to use exact same toppings used in this recipe.
  • If you have lot of sauce left in the pan along with chicken then try using two tortilla stacked together to make the taco.As if there is good amount of sauce in one taco then chances are that the tortilla might break but the second tortilla will still hold the taco together.
  • The authentic street tacos use corn tortilla,but you can even use flour tortilla.
  • To shred chicken use a pair of forks or hand mixer too. Even pouring the whole cooled chicken along with sauce in a mixer grinder and just pulsing it in mixer grinder will do the trick.Make sure the chicken has cooled down before shredding.


authentic mexican tacos with chopped onion,tomato




The 30-Minute Chicken Street Tacos Recipe


The 30-Minute Chicken Street Tacos Recipe
Servings: 6 Servings
Author:
Prep Time:: 10 MCook Time:: 20 MTotal Time:: 30 M
If you love tacos then this chicken street tacos recipe is what you need to give a try. Amazingly flavorful mexican shredded chicken along with sour cream,cheese wrapped in warm tortilla makes this the best Mexican street chicken tacos you know of.Learn to make very easy one pot shredded mexican chicken along with rest of the ingredients topped with shredded cheese makes these street tacos the best chicken street tacos ever!

Ingredients:

For mexican shredded chicken:
  • 1 Chicken Breast,boneless,skinless
  • 1/2 cup Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1.5 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano,dried
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Chicken Stock
  • 1 Chipotle Pepper in Adobo Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
For Serving Street Tacos:
  • 6 Corn/Flour Tortilla
  • Chopped Onion
  • Chopped Tomato
  • Lime Wedges
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Shredded Mozzarella and Sharp Cheddar
  • Sour Cream
  • Sliced Chili

Instructions:

How to cook The 30-Minute Chicken Street Tacos Recipe

  1. In a pot/pan,add the spice powder (oregano, salt, paprika, cayenne, cumin powder, pepper powder, onion and garlic powders, sugar).
  2. Next add tomato paste,crushed tomatoes,olive oil,chicken stock,chipotle pepper and mix well.
  3. Add chicken to the pot(here i have used boneless/skinless chicken breast,but you can use chicken thighs too).
  4. Toss the chicken around in the pan to get the chicken coated well with sauce.
  5. Keep the pot covered on medium to low heat and let the chicken cook.
  6. Keep an eye on chicken at intervals to make sure that sauce is not getting dried quickly.If that is the case then reduce the heat.
  7. Once the chicken is cooked ,switch off the heat and let it cool off for some time.
  8. With a pair of forks or hand mixer ,shred the chicken in the pot itself. Alternatively you can empty the cooled chicken along with sauce in a mixer grinder and pulse for some time till the chicken is shredded.
  9. Mix the chicken shredded well with the sauce.
  10. Heat the tortilla on skillet or directly on flame,arrange the tortilla(you can stack two tortilla together), add the chicken along with juice,chopped onion and tomato,sour cream,shredded cheese,chopped cilantro.

Notes:

Cooking chicken in a pot/pan covered,make sure to check on the chicken after regular intervals or else the chicken might burn and get stuck to the pot.
Always watch for sauce content left in the pot.If you feel that sauce is very less then add a little bit more of stock.
Cook the chicken on low to medium heat,as high heat will cook the chicken fast and all the sauce will dry out,but we need sauce along with chicken.
You can use crockpot or even instant pot to make this shredded chicken. I have not shared steps to make the mexican chicken in these appliances but if you are using them at your home and you can as well give a try.
Use your choice of toppings too.Whatever you have at home ,you can try,there is no rule to use exact same toppings used in this recipe.
If you have lot of sauce left in the pan along with chicken then try using two tortilla stacked together to make the taco.As if there is good amount of sauce in one taco then chances are that the tortilla might break but the second tortilla will still hold the taco together.
The authentic street tacos use corn tortilla,but you can even use flour tortilla.
To shred chicken use a pair of forks or hand mixer too. Even pouring the whole cooled chicken along with sauce in a mixer grinder and just pulsing it in mixer grinder will do the trick.Make sure the chicken has cooled down before shredding.

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Calories
260.19
Fat (grams)
15.22
Sat. Fat (grams)
5.51
Carbs (grams)
16.41
Fiber (grams)
2.27
Net carbs
14.13
Sugar (grams)
6.46
Protein (grams)
16.03
Sodium (milligrams)
648.14
Cholesterol (grams)
45.85
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2 comments

  1. This calls for just one chicken breast. If I use 3, do I just triple all of the other ingredients?

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  2. How long do you cook the chicken for?

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