Smoky Chicken Tacos/Scoops

Echo Day


These started out as smoky chicken tacos, using leftovers from a rotisserie chicken, but ended up an instant favorite in our house!

After I assembled the tacos for my husband, I put some Baked Tostitos Scoops on the side and handed off the plate. He LOVED the tacos and wanted another before I had even finished making my plate. When I carried his plate to the kitchen, I noticed some of the meat had fallen into one of the scoops and a lightbulb went off.

I quickly put some of the chicken mixture into one of the scoops, topped it with salsa verde and sour cream and had a quick taste test. And I just about died and went to heaven. It was THAT GOOD.

Try it! You won't be disappointed!

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I love finding new appetizers to share with my friends, and this one is a real find. Tasting this during the preparation made me wonder if it might be a little too spicy for my taste. When I was through, though, the flavors had melded together to form a perfectly scrumptious little bite!

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10 Min
10 Min
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  • 2 c
    shredded chicken
  • 1-2 tsp
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp
    chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • dash(es)
    lime juice
  • ·
    onion slices, to taste
  • ·
    jalapeno slices, to taste
  • ·
    salsa verde
  • ·
    white corn tortillas or tortilla cups
  • ·
    sour cream

How to Make Smoky Chicken Tacos/Scoops


  1. In a small skillet, to this you should add a little bit of EVOO (about 1-2 teaspoons), about 3/4 teaspoon Chipotle chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, a splash of lime juice, onion slices and jalapeno slices to taste.
  2. Toss the ingredients together until the chicken is covered in spices and is incorporated with the onion and jalapeno slices.
  3. Fry over medium heat until heated thoroughly and onions are translucent (about 8-10 minutes). Then it’s time for assembly!
  4. Spoon into tortilla scoops or into white corn tortillas (if you prefer tacos to scoops). Top with sour cream and enjoy!

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About Smoky Chicken Tacos/Scoops

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican

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