Tacos are a weeknight staple in our house – everyone loves them! And these spicy chicken tacos are our new favorite. They’re packed with flavor thanks to a spicy salsa verde tomatillo style hot sauce, and they’re so easy to make. Just shred some cooked chicken, mix it with the hot sauce, and serve on soft tortillas. Top with shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes, and dinner is done!
How to Make Spicy Chicken Tacos?
These tacos are so easy to make – just shred some cooked chicken, mix it with the hot sauce, and serve on soft tortillas! I like to use a rotisserie chicken because it’s already cooked and shredded, which cuts down on prep time. But you can also cook your own chicken breasts in the oven or Instant Pot (here’s a great recipe for Instant Pot shredded chicken).
Once the chicken is shredded, just mix it with the hot sauce. I like to use this salsa verde tomatillo style hot sauce – it’s got a great flavor and just the right amount of heat. You can find it at most grocery stores in the Hispanic foods aisle.
What to Serve on Spicy Chicken Tacos?
I like to keep things simple when we’re having tacos for dinner. We usually just top them with shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes. But if you want to get a little fancier, you could also add some crumbled cotija cheese or avocado slices.
Ingredients for Spicy Chicken Tacos:
-1 lb chicken breast, cooked and shredded
-1/2 cup salsa verde tomatillo style hot sauce
-1/4 cup diced onion
-2 cloves minced garlic
-1/4 teaspoon cumin
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-10-12 soft tortillas
-shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and any other desired taco toppings
–The Bronx Hot Sauce Green to serve on your spicy chicken tacos.
Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper, to taste. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook until golden brown and cooked through about 3-5 minutes per side. Let rest before chopping into small pieces. To assemble the tacos place chicken on a soft tortilla and top with shredded lettuce diced tomatoes and salsa verde tomatillo sauce. Serve immediately
These spicy chicken tacos are delicious and so easy to make! Just shred some cooked chicken, mix it with a spicy salsa verde tomatillo style hot sauce, and serve on soft tortillas. Lastly, add shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes to top off the dinner!