Taco Tuesday means it's time for an easy Dump and Bake Chicken Tacos dinner!
Dump-and-Bake Chicken Tacos
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
17 mins

Forget about chicken tacos in the Crock Pot or beef tacos in the skillet! These Dump-and-Bake Chicken Tacos are on the table in less than 20 minutes, making them the easiest and fastest way to serve tacos to your family! They're crispy, creamy, zesty, and 100% kid-approved for quick last-minute dinners!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken, rotisserie chicken, tacos
Servings: 10 tacos
Calories: 232.7 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 1 (4.7 ounce) package taco shells (I used Old El Paso Stand n’ Stuff)
  • 2 ¼ cups cooked, diced chicken (I used the meat from about half of a large store-bought rotisserie chicken)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 (1 ounce) packet taco seasoning mix (12 teaspoons)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans (I used fat free, but any variety will work)
  • 1 ¼ cups grated cheddar cheese
  • Optional toppings: lettuce; salsa; additional sour cream; sliced olives; chopped green onion or fresh cilantro; chopped red onion; lime wedges; diced avocado or guacamole
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together chicken, sour cream, and taco seasoning.
  3. To assemble, spread about 2 tablespoons of refried beans in the bottom of each shell. Top each shell with about ¼ cup of the chicken mixture and 2 tablespoons of cheese.
  4. Arrange stuffed taco shells, standing up, in the prepared baking dish. Bake for 5-7 minutes, or until cheese is melted and tacos are heated through.
  5. Garnish with optional toppings and serve.
Recipe Notes

Cooking Just for Two? Cut the ingredients in half and bake the chicken tacos in an 8-inch or 9-inch square dish.

Serving a Larger Crowd? Double the ingredients and use two large baking dishes to prepare twice as many tacos!

Nutrition Facts
Dump-and-Bake Chicken Tacos
Amount Per Serving (1 taco)
Calories 232.7 Calories from Fat 95
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.5g16%
Saturated Fat 5.8g36%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.1g
Cholesterol 37.6mg13%
Sodium 557.1mg24%
Potassium 107.9mg3%
Carbohydrates 19.9g7%
Fiber 3.7g15%
Sugar 1.3g1%
Protein 14.7g29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.