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BBQ Chicken Tacos

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A bold flavor twist for your next Taco Tuesday, these BBQ chicken tacos taste amazing and they are super simple to make!

If you love Mexican food, you should also try these delicious Enchilada-style Burritos, Lime Chicken Enchiladas and Chicken Tostadas recipes.

two bbq chicken tacos

Easy Chicken Tacos Recipe

I think tacos are one of my very favorite meals. I love that you can feed a crowd with relatively affordable ingredients, and that everyone around the table can customize their plate according to what they prefer.

These BBQ Chicken Tacos are a tangy twist on the classic Spanish meal. My brother in law made them for my family years ago and now we eat them all.the.time. This recipe is simple, quick and downright amazing!

The ingredients for these tacos probably look pretty basic and familiar, but the chicken is where the flavor gets kicked up a notch! Unlike traditional taco meats with the classic Spanish flavors of cumin and garlic, we’re using BBQ sauce on our chicken to give it a smokier and sweeter flavor. The result is dang delicious and my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

bbq chicken and other taco toppings

How to Make BBQ Chicken Tacos

Bake – Start by baking your chicken strips according to the directions on the package.

Tortillas – I strongly recommend making homemade tortillas for these bbq chicken tacos. And frankly for any other recipe that calls for them. If you do, whip them up while your chicken is baking and throw them in a tortilla keeper.

BBQ Sauce – My favorite barbecue sauce is Sweet Baby Ray’s. Just dip your chicken into your favorite BBQ sauce and place it in your warm tortilla.

Toppings – With your BBQ chicken ready to go, you simply build your tacos to your liking with your favorite toppings. I like to using tomatoes, lettuce, a delicious blend of cheeses, sour cream and guacamole. Make the tortilla your canvas and create a beautiful work of art with your ingredients.

More Easy Taco Recipes

Ready to take your taste buds for a ride? Add this easy bbq chicken tacos recipe to your menu plan this week. It is such a simple meal – you will love it!

bbq chicken tacos
5 from 4 votes

BBQ Chicken Tacos Recipe

A bold flavor twist for your next Taco Tuesday, these BBQ Chicken Tacos taste amazing and they are super simple to make!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword dinner, lunch, tacos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 Tacos
Calories 356 kcal


  • 16 oz Breaded Chicken Strips
  • 1 cup BBQ Sauce
  • 8 Soft-taco sized tortillas warmed
  • 2 cups Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups Lettuce chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 Onions
  • 1/2 cup Olives


Make an assembly line...

  1. Dip the cooked chicken into the BBQ sauce and place in the center of the warm tortilla.
  2. Top with your favorite taco toppings
Nutrition Facts
BBQ Chicken Tacos Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 taco)
Calories 356 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 949mg41%
Potassium 485mg14%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 760IU15%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 264mg26%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

two chicken tacos made from this easy recipe

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