recipe: Taco Chicken

It’s Recipe Day again! This time it’s Taco Chicken. Also known as the Easiest Dinner Ever, aside from sticking a slice of cheese in between 2 slices of bread and grilling it.

Dan’s mom actually gave me this recipe, so I have her to thank for the ability to fall back on this when I’m a) out of ideas and b) feeling lazy. It’s delicious, fairly healthy, and makes lots of leftovers. Win Win Win!

The ingredients are largely from a can or a foil packet. Tomato sauce, mexicorn, taco seasoning, chicken broth, rice, and chicken breasts. And some olive oil and garlic if you’re feeling crazy.

Taco Chicken

Start out by cutting the chicken breasts into small pieces- about an inch or so.

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(Like my new knife?? I got it half-off with my Pampered Chef party goodies, I LOOOOVE it!)

Next, heat some olive oil and garlic in a pan.

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Add the chicken. You can add some pepper now too if you feel like it (I skip the salt though- there’s plenty in the taco seasoning you’ll add later)

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Once the chicken is starting to cook, add the chicken broth.

Taco Chicken

Then the tomato sauce…

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And then the rice.

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Next up is the taco seasoning.

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And finally, the mexicorn.

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Let that simmer until the rice is cooked (I use brown rice so it takes a while- you could use quick-cook rice and be done faster!) Stir it every once in a while so it doesn’t stick. Also- sometimes I have to add a bit of water if the rice isn’t done yet but it’s starting to thicken. Basically… I just wing it!

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I like mine on a tortilla, along with some cheese.

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(Whoops! Forgot to take a picture until after I started eating!)

Dan eats his with salsa, sour cream, chips.

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Taco Chicken
  1. 2-3 chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  2. 1 can chicken broth
  3. 8 oz tomato sauce
  4. 1 package of taco seasoning
  5. 1 can mexicorn
  6. 1 1/2 cup rice
  7. olive oil
  8. garlic
  9. cheddar cheese
  1. Saute chicken with garlic and olive oil until starting to cook. Add chicken broth and tomato sauce; mix well. Add the rice and the taco seasoning; bring to a boil and add the corn. Simmer until rice is cooked. Served with baked tortilla chips or flour tortillas and salsa.


  1. Danielle

    November 25, 2008 9:50 pm

    I make a similar dish at home, but instead of taco mix and rice I use a box of Zatarain’s black beans and rice. Super easy and tasty. Oddly, my husband also eats it with corn chips.

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  2. Melissa

    November 25, 2008 10:37 pm

    YUM! I’ll have to try this next week when we’re sick of Thanksgiving leftovers! hehe

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  3. Laura

    November 25, 2008 11:17 pm

    I actually think the slow cooker chicken soup is easier, because you don’t actually have to stand over food and cook something. You literally dump everything in the crockpot and click it on. I HEART that recipe because it’s one of the few I have where the chicken doesn’t have to be cooked first. I made it again the other week and it was GREAT. :D

    This looks tasty though. I shall try it soon. :)

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  4. Rachie

    November 26, 2008 12:57 am

    YUM! I can’t wait to try this out!

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  5. Bobbi

    November 26, 2008 10:56 am

    I’m not a fan of tacos, but boy does this look delicious! I’m going to try it after Thanksgiving when we’re back to our normal schedules… thanks :)

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  6. Leslie

    November 26, 2008 11:51 am

    this looks yummy. I do agree that crockpot recipes where you can dump raw chicken in, are easier, am I lazy or what? But this does look so yummy… definetly going to give it a try. This would be a great way to cook up some extra chicken for quesadillas, or pizzas, or easy lunches, and pull it out before you start adding the broth, so you could get a couple meals out of it…

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  7. Jane

    November 26, 2008 3:24 pm

    looks yummy!

    I have the same knife. Love it, and I got it 1/2 off too. I’m kind of a Pampered Chef slut…

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  8. Jen

    November 26, 2008 3:31 pm

    @Jane: haha well it’s easy to be a slut where Pampered Chef is concerned. SO MANY nifty gadgets!

  9. Caity

    November 29, 2008 9:10 am

    Oh my goodness this looks absolutely amazing! I’m going to try this soon! Thanks for the recipe!

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