Crack Chicken Tacos


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Making crack chicken tacos is one of the most reliable recipes. The kids NEVER turn their noses up to this fun Tex-Mex chicken recipe!

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You’re not going to believe how MUCH your kids are going to eat. Whether they like soft tacos or crispy tacos, the kids are seriously going to go all out on this.

It might even become their favorite chicken recipe!

In all seriousness, though, it’s a quick recipe that you can bet they’ll enjoy. I even let the kid drizzle some additional ranch on theirs sometimes, then they’re even more interested in cleaning their plate.

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What You Need to Make Crack Chicken Tacos

Making crack chicken tacos is so simple. Sometimes I even double the recipe just so I have some awesome leftovers for lunch the next day, but don’t tell the family–they’ll eat all my leftovers if they know it’s in the fridge!

And it’s truly such a simple chicken recipe–definitely in my no-fail category. Basically, anyone can make this crack chicken taco recipe, as long as you can follow the most basic instructions. Here’s what you need:

  • 3 cups Shredded Chicken
  • 1/4 cup Cream Cheese, Room Temperature
  • 2 tbsp Ranch Seasoning
  • 3/4 cup Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Chives
  • 8 Taco Shells
two chicken tacos next to lettuce, salsa, beans and cheese on a blue plate

How to Make Crack Chicken Tacos

Step 1

Combine cream cheese and shredded chicken. If your cream cheese isn’t room temperature, you can heat water in a glass in the microwave, then discard the water and turn the glass upside-down over the cheese. Just a few minutes in that warm glass and the cheese will be well along the way toward being soft enough to stir!

using a spoon to mix cream cheese and shredded chicken in a glass bowl

Step 2

Add shredded cheese and stir to combine. I like to use a mix of pepper jack cheese sometimes for a little kick, but any cheddar or Monterey jack will do.

cheese being added to shredded chicken and cream cheese in a glass bowl

Step 3

Add ranch seasoning and diced tomatoes and gently fold in until combined. You don’t want the tomatoes to break up, but you do want it fully combined.

Step 4

Set up your tacos and make ’em!

a taco shell on a blue plate next wo a glass bowl of chicken mixture, two taco shells, tomatoes, flour tortillas and lettuce on a wooden board

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Yield: 8 Servings Crack Chicken Tacos

Crack Chicken Tacos

Crack Chicken Tacos

Such an easy and fun recipe, these crack chicken tacos will quickly become a family favorite, if you're not careful!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Shredded Chicken
  • 1/4 cup Cream Cheese, Room Temperature
  • 2 tbsp Ranch Seasoning
  • 3/4 cup Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Chives
  • 8 Taco Shells

Instructions

  1. Combine cream cheese and shredded chicken. If your cream cheese isn't room temperature, you can heat water in a glass in the microwave, then discard the water and turn the glass upside-down over the cheese. Just a few minutes in that warm glass and the cheese will be well along the way toward being soft enough to stir!
  2. Add shredded cheese and stir to combine. I like to use a mix of pepper jack cheese sometimes for a little kick, but any cheddar or Monterey jack will do.
  3. Add ranch seasoning and diced tomatoes and gently fold in until combined. You don't want the tomatoes to break up, but you do want it fully combined.
  4. Set up your tacos and make 'em!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 242Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 431mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 18g

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