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When it comes to Tacos, you can never go wrong! We love having tacos at our house. These Southwest Chicken Tacos are a game changer for your taco Tuesday menu! They are so flavorful and made with delicious spices and sauce that you will absolutely love!

Southwest Chicken Tacos


This week I made Southwest Chicken Tacos for my family. Using Ortega® products always makes things a lot easier. I love their taco seasoning, which has 40% less sodium, their delicious creamy Flavor Craver Taco Sauce and Taco Ranch, one of the best I have tried (seriously amazing even with salads and sandwiches), and not to forget their super crunchy taco shells. Imagine the sound…Crunch… Crunch…. Crunch…:)

Southwest Chicken Tacos

Ortega offers a wide variety of taco shells. I used the yellow corn for this recipe. They have other forms of shells like Bakeable Tortilla Bowl Kits and Fiesta Flats. They also have a taco sauce which is super delish. We love using them at our house. You can find them at your local Walmart Stores.


Well the first thing I did was season the chicken breasts with the Ortega Taco Seasoning. You just rub it on both sides and either pan sear them in a cast iron or grill them in the oven or on an outdoor grill. Once they are cooked, let them rest for about 5-10 minutes and cut them up into small cubes. Place in a serving bowl or plate and cover with a foil wrap if you are not using it right away.Southwest Chicken Tacos


  • Guacamole
  • Southwest Salad
  • Pico De Gallo
  • Iceberg Lettuce.
  • Jalapeños
  • Shredded Mexican Cheddar Cheese
  • Ortega Yellow Corn Taco Shells
  • Ortega Flavor Craver Taco Ranch

Southwest Chicken Tacos

I basically just have all the ingredients and sides separate so my family can build their own according to their preference. This is also a perfect way to serve your tacos on occasions or game day. Having many side options makes it easier to create their own perfect taco with the sides you love. You can add other sides like sour cream and hot chili peppers on the table for those extra finishing flavors.

Southwest Chicken Tacos

If you want to keep the chicken warm, you can always store them in a thermos bowl, or warming servers for your occasion. I have seen a 3-section one, and it’s perfect for holidays or occasions like game day parties.

I am sure you will love and enjoy this Southwest Chicken Tacos. Ortega’s wide variety of authentic and delicious products brings a unique Mexican flavor to many recipes, adding special twist to any meal on any occasion. Don’t forget to share this recipe with family and friends! And be sure to tag me in INSTAGRAM so I can see you delicious recreations. Click HERE to find out where you can buy Ortega’s delicious products. XoXo…


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Southwest Chicken Tacos

A super delicious and fun taco recipe, with lots of delicious side recipes that go with it! This recipe a game changer for any occasion!
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 servings



  • 1 lime
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 3 tbsps. Ortega's Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 3 tbsps. olive oil


  • 12 Ortega Yellow Corn Taco Shells
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • Ortega's Flavor Craver Taco Ranch
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican Cheddar Cheese
  • Jalapenos, optional


  • 3 avocados, slightly mashed
  • 2 tbsps. chopped cilantro
  • 3 tbsps. lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 jalapeño, minced
  • 2 tbsps. purple onion, finely chopped


  • 4 roma, plum tomatoes, diced
  • 3 tbsps. purple onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsps. cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tbsps. jalapeños
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil


  • 1 1/2 cup corn
  • 3/4 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 tbsps. purple onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsps. cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice


  • slice your chicken breast in two flat halves. Rub with some lime and then coat both sides with the taco seasoning.
  • Heat 3 tbsps. of olive oil and pan sear the chicken until they are full cooked, occasionally flipping them over to the other side. remove from heat and cover with aluminum foil to rest for 10 minutes.
  • meanwhile, prepare the sides. All the ingredients for the sides are listed above and you basically just have to mix each side's ingredients in a separate bowl and serve. Don't forget the chopped iceberg lettuce.
  • Cube the chicken up into little pieces and place into a bowl or a food warmer storage container to serve.
  • Build your own tacos and enjoy!


  • Once your chicken is cooked, let them rest for about 5-10 minutes before cutting them up into small cubes. 
  • You can pan sear or grill your chicken.
  • We love using boneless chicken breasts but you can certainly uses boneless chicken thighs too.
  • To save time, you can chop the veggies in a food processor.
  • If you have any leftover chicken, toss it over a salad for a quick and satisfying meal.
  • If you want more tang, try some cotija cheese, crumbled over your taco - yum!
  • Leftover cooked chicken stays fresh in the refrigerator for up to 4 day.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.7g | Protein: 18.6g | Fat: 27.7g | Saturated Fat: 5.9g | Sodium: 539.8mg | Sugar: 10.8g
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