CREAM CHEESE CHICKEN TACOS




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Introduction

Indulge in the savory delight of Cream Cheese Chicken Tacos, a comforting and flavorful dish that is easy to make and perfect for any mealtime. These tacos are filled with creamy, cheesy chicken goodness that will surely satisfy your taste buds.

Why Make This Recipe

This recipe is perfect for those looking for a quick and delicious meal option. It is a great way to use up leftover chicken and the creamy texture of the cream cheese adds a rich and satisfying element to the tacos. Plus, it’s a crowd-pleaser that the whole family will enjoy.

How to Make Cream Cheese Chicken Tacos

Ingredients:

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups deli rotisserie chicken or leftover roast/baked chicken, shredded
  • 1 bunch green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 10 medium corn tortillas
  • Canola oil for frying

Directions:

  1. Prepare the oven and preheat to 425 degrees F.
  2. Heat a skillet on the stove over medium heat.
  3. Add oil and heat until hot.
  4. Fry each tortilla until light brown. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  5. In a saucepan over low heat, melt the cream cheese.
  6. Add shredded chicken, green onion, garlic, and cheddar cheese. Mix well.
  7. Remove from heat and fill each fried tortilla with the chicken mixture.
  8. Place the filled tortillas in a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  9. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until heated through.
  10. Let cool for 2 minutes before serving.

How to Serve Cream Cheese Chicken Tacos

Serve the Cream Cheese Chicken Tacos hot, garnished with extra green onions or a dollop of sour cream. These tacos are perfect for a casual family dinner or a fun party with friends.

How to Store Cream Cheese Chicken Tacos

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place the tacos in the oven at 350 degrees F for a few minutes until warmed through.

Tips to Make Cream Cheese Chicken Tacos

  • Use quality, flavorful rotisserie chicken for best results.
  • Customize the tacos with additional toppings like salsa, avocado, or jalapenos.
  • Ensure the cream cheese is fully melted and incorporated into the chicken mixture for a creamy texture.

Variation

For a spicier version, add a dash of hot sauce or red pepper flakes to the chicken mixture before filling the tortillas. You can also experiment with different types of cheeses for a unique flavor profile.

FAQs

  1. Can I use flour tortillas instead of corn tortillas? Yes, you can use flour tortillas if you prefer. They will add a different texture to the tacos.
  2. Can I make this recipe vegetarian? Absolutely! Simply omit the chicken and add in your favorite vegetables like bell peppers, mushrooms, or zucchini.
  3. Can I make these tacos ahead of time? While it’s best to serve the tacos fresh, you can prepare the filling in advance and assemble and bake the tacos right before serving for a quicker meal.

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