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Grilled Chopped Chicken Tacos

Grilled Chopped Chicken Tacos

I love tacos. I love Mexican food. We probably eat a Mexican inspired dish at least once a week. I’ll be the first to admit that for some reason I don’t like chopped chicken in my dishes. I will only order the chicken if its shredded. The night I made these I wanted chicken tacos, but I didn’t want to turn the stove on in the house… so I decided I would make grilled chicken tacos and chop the meat!

Grilled Chopped Chicken Tacos

This reinvented Mexican dish turned out great! I used a packet of taco seasoning and rubbed the chicken with it. This gave the chicken a crispy and flavorful outside. Before I ever cut meat I always let it rest for 5-10 minutes in order to let the juices settle. This recipes is no different.

Grilled Chopped Chicken Tacos

I used crunchy taco shells I had on hand and got the brilliant idea to place them on the hot grill a few minutes before I was ready to pull the chicken off the grill. I used butter lettuce and chopped it, followed by 2 avocados I had on hand and diced it. I always have shredded cheddar and sour cream on hand so I knew I wouldn’t have any issues there. The next time you get a hankering for Mexican food, make this meal on your grill. Warms your soul and keeps your home cool during the dog days of summer!

Grilled Chopped Chicken Tacos

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Grilled Chopped Chicken Tacos


  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix
  • Crispy Corn Tortilla Shells
  • Lettuce, chopped
  • 2 Avocados, diced
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sour Cream


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. While grill is preheating rinse the chicken breast and pat dry with paper towel. Sprinkle 1 packet of taco seasoning mix over the 3 chicken breast and rub in well.
  2. Place the chicken breast on the grill and cook for 20 minutes on medium heat or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. During the last 3-5 minutes of cooking place the crunch corn taco shells on the grill to heat them.
  3. Once the chicken is cooked, begin chopping the chicken into bit size pieces. Assemble tacos in the following order: chopped lettuce, chopped chicken, shredded cheddar cheese, diced avocado, and sour cream.


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10 Responses to “Grilled Chopped Chicken Tacos”

  1. Ali @ Gimme Some Oven posted on August 1, 2012 at 9:50 am (#)

    Mmmm…I probably make tacos about once a week. One of my all-time fav weeknight meals. These look delish — and love teh chopped chicken! 🙂

    • Katie replied on August 1st, 2012 at 7:22 pm

      Ali–I make Mexican food at least once a week… it can be addicting!

  2. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel posted on August 1, 2012 at 10:18 am (#)

    We had tacos last night but Im ready for more after seeing this!

    • Katie replied on August 1st, 2012 at 7:22 pm

      Thanks Rachel!

  3. Cathy @ Noble Pig posted on August 2, 2012 at 10:09 am (#)

    Those chunks of avocado in those beautiful tacos are calling my name! I’m not sure why I never thought of putting taco seasoning on chicken…great idea!

  4. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction posted on August 2, 2012 at 12:57 pm (#)

    We were going to do chicken tacos tonight! We’ll definitely have to try this!

  5. JulieD posted on August 4, 2012 at 2:19 pm (#)

    These look so good!! We LOVE Mexican!

    • Katie replied on August 6th, 2012 at 6:55 am

      Thanks Julie! We love Mexican food, too. I probably cook it at least once a week!

  6. Aggie posted on August 7, 2012 at 7:29 am (#)

    I’m coming to your house for Mexican night! This looks awesome!


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