Easy Chicken Tacos

This is absolutely one of my favorite weeknight taco dishes. Taco Tuesday is a favorite around here and this recipe is one of our go-to tacos. These ground chicken tacos are smothered in an avocado cilantro cream sauce and is just absolutely delicious.




  • 2 tablespoons olive oil + more from frying
  • 1 pound ground chicken or ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup canned red enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 12 flour or corn tortillas

Avocado Cilantro Sauce

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro


  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil on medium-high heat. Add the meat and onion. Cook, breaking up meat as you go, until browned, about 5 minutes. Add the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt. Add the enchilada sauce and reduce the heat to medium. Simmer until the sauce has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. To make the avocado sauce. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy. Season with salt.
  3. To make the tacos, heat up the tortillas in the microwave so they are pliable. In a separate skillet, heat up a little bit of olive oil on medium-high heat. Layer the meat and a sprinkle of cheese to one side of the tortilla. Try not to over-stuff the tortillas. Fold the tortilla in half and place in the pan. Fry on each side until browned, crisp, and cheese has melted. Repeat with remaining tortillas and ingredients.
  4. Serve warm with avocado sauce, hot sauce, and any desired toppings that you love! n



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