Chicken Taco Bites


Most kids love tacos. Most parents don’t love the mess that tacos make. Finding a fun way to turn mess-making big tacos into a cute and easy one-bite version is truly the best of both worlds. Ground beef can crumble. These chicken taco bites stay together better using chunks of cooked chicken breast. The simple and not-overly-spicy seasoning is a great way to introduce more global cuisines to your budding gourmands.

Enjoying several of these chicken taco bites is usually a good sized meal for a little person. These are also excellent appetizers for a get-together of friends and family or passed around at a more grown-up do.


Serves 6

Chicken Taco Bites Recipe:

You’ll Need

  • 2 large chicken breasts, cut into 1” chunks
  • ½ red pepper, diced
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime, approximately 1 to 2 Tbsp
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp cream cheese
  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 4 large tortilla shells

Prep and Cook

  • Combine the chicken, red pepper, chili powder, olive oil, lime, and salt in a medium bowl and toss
    Allow to marinate for 15 minutes
  • Heat a non-stick skillet and sauté the chicken filling for about 8 minutes
    Add the cream cheese and stir until melted and well combined
  • While the chicken filling is cooking, use a 3-inch round cookie cutter to cut rounds from the tortillas
    Each shell should yield 3 mini tortillas
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
    Place the tortilla rounds on a parchment-lined baking sheet
    Scoop some of the filling onto each shell and top with a little cheddar cheese
  • Bake just until the cheese has melted, about 4 minutes
    Remove from the oven, fold in half, and secure with a toothpick
    Serve warm


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