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Recipe: Baked BBQ Chicken Tacos

Recipe: Baked BBQ Chicken Tacos :: I Adore What I Love Blog :: #iadorewhatiloveHappy May!!! It’s finally starting to feel like spring here in the Chi, woohoo! And with Cinco de Mayo coming up in T-3 days, let’s talk tacos!! Baked tacos, specifically. Have you ever tried them? I was inspired to give ’em a go from one of my faves, Shay Shull of the blog Mix and Match Mama. Her family eats them often but I decided to put my own little spin on them and do them up PULLED CHICKEN, BBQ style! Umm, I don’t know if I’ll ever go back to making tacos any other way! These were BEYOND. Beyond delicious, beyond easy, and beyond pretty, to boot. 

Most nights when I make dinner, Isaiah and I will eat together once the kids have already gone to bed and then the night after I’ll give them our leftovers. That’s just how we roll in our house but on this particular night, there were NO leftovers! You snooze, you lose, right?! Literally – ha!! Unfortunately though, the kids never even got a chance to try them!! Which means I’ll need to make them again ASAP because, let’s be honest, that’s just not fair. Oh wait! I’m making them for Cinco de Mayo on Saturday; problem solved! Phewf! And if you don’t have anything on the menu yet for this sacred Mexican holiday, you should make them too!!! Go grab the recipe below! 

Recipe: Baked BBQ Chicken Tacos :: I Adore What I Love Blog :: #iadorewhatilove

It all starts with some pulled chicken!

Recipe: Baked BBQ Chicken Tacos :: I Adore What I Love Blog :: #iadorewhatilove

My secret sauce for these tacos, you ask? It’s actually not a sauce at all, it’s the stand-up taco shells.

Recipe: Baked BBQ Chicken Tacos :: I Adore What I Love Blog :: #iadorewhatilove

Use what you have and what you like! My husband doesn’t like black olives, but I do!

Recipe: Baked BBQ Chicken Tacos :: I Adore What I Love Blog :: #iadorewhatilove

Avocados, yellow corn, black olives, and shredded lettuce: what would you add on?

Recipe: Baked BBQ Chicken Tacos :: I Adore What I Love Blog :: #iadorewhatilove

I’m salivating just looking at these photos!!
I could seriously eat tacos every day of the week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Who’s with me?!

Recipe: Baked BBQ Chicken Tacos :: I Adore What I Love Blog :: #iadorewhatilove

The freshness is oozing out of the screen, #amiright?!!?

Recipe: Baked BBQ Chicken Tacos :: I Adore What I Love Blog :: #iadorewhatilove
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Baked BBQ Pulled Chicken Tacos
Baked Tacos done the BBQ Pulled Chicken way!
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  1. PAM cooking spray
  2. 1 lb cooked and shredded chicken
  3. Sit 'n Stand taco shells
  4. Shredded cheese
  5. Toppings;
  6. Shredded lettuce
  7. Avocados
  8. Black olives
  9. Sweet yellow corn
  10. Any other toppings you want to include!
  1. Cook and shred chicken first - I do it in the crockpot. Place fresh or frozen chicken into the crockpot, cover with just enough water to top the chicken and cook on LOW 6-8 hours or HIGH 3-5 hours. Fresh chicken will need less time while frozen will need more time. Once done, shred with two forks. Easy peasy!
  2. Preheat over to 425 degrees {i like to use the convect setting best but this will work either way}
  3. Cover the pulled chicken with BBQ sauce. 1 cup should work but use as much or as little as you want and completely mix it into the chicken well.
  4. Spray an 8x8 baking dish with PAM and line up the standing taco shells inside.
  5. Divide the BBQ chicken into each taco bottom.
  6. Top tacos with shredded cheese {I also put my black olives on now too} then put the dish into the oven.
  7. Bake for at least 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Take out of the oven and then top your tacos with your avo, corn, lettuce and anything else you want to include! If you don't like something, don't use it!
  1. This is the easiest thing ever, gourmet, and delicious! Perfect for Cinco de Mayo and anytime!! Enjoy!!
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Have you ever tried baked tacos before? Let me know in the comments of this post!

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