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Creamy Chicken Tacos

Julia | The Yummy Bowl
These cozy Creamy Chicken Tacos are hearty, filling, and so delicious. Just a few ingredients and about 15 minutes of a little bit of/ cooking time make up this amazing dinner.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 10 tacos
Calories 273 kcal


  • 8-10 gluten free tortillas taco size or corn tortillas
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups cooked chicken shredded
  • 2 tablespoon green onion or chives thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese more for garnish, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Fresh jalapenos (1-2 jalapenos thinly sliced) and sweet corn (1-2 tablespoons) for garnish
  • ½ cup sweet corn canned or thawed frozen, for garnish or mix in the filling


  • Heat up a medium pan with a little drizzle of vegetable oil. Fry tortillas until just lightly browned, one at a time, and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a small or medium saucepan over low heat, place cream cheese, shredded chicken, garlic, green onion, and cheese. Stir until cream cheese is softened and all the ingredients combined (2 minutes).
  • Assemble the tacos. Take one tortilla at a time, fold it gently in your hands and fill each tortilla with the chicken cream cheese mixture (a little bit over half) and transfer to a baking dish close to each other so none of them will fall over.
  • Transfer to oven and bake for about 6-8 minutes or until cheese is melted and tortillas starting to brown even more.
  • Garnish with fresh jalapenos, sweet corn, more grated cheese, and serve while warm!


For a more mild taste, omit the cayenne pepper. I just like my tacos hot!
You can also stir in the sweet corn into the creamy chicken filling (for this use about 2-3 tablespoons of canned sweet corn).



Serving: 1tacoCalories: 273kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 11gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 291mgPotassium: 94mgFiber: 4gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 235IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword creamy chicken tacos, Shredded chicken tacos
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