Chicken Tacos (Tacos de Pollo)

Joan from Foodalogue is having a “Culinary Tour Around the World” and this time she is going “South of the Border”. The first country on the tour is Mexico and because I love their food so much, I decided to join her with these delicious Chicken Tacos with tomatillo salsa. They were easy and quick to make and full of flavor. You can make the tomatillo salsa one day before and use leftover chicken.

One of my favorite Mexican foods are tacos, so I was inspired to create these traditional Mexican Chicken Tacos with my own twist.

Buen provecho amigos!

Visit Joan at Foodalogue for the itinerary and join us on this virtual culinary tour.



(8 Tacos)

  • 3 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 soft corn tortillas
  • 1 avocado, pitted and diced (tossed with lime juice and salt)
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup queso fresco, crumbled
  • Tomatillo salsa
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. lace the chicken stock in a sauce pan, add the tomato paste, cumin, chili powder, and oregano. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and add the shredded chicken. Season with salt and pepper, cook for about 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. eat the tortillas on a nonstick skillet, then wrap them in aluminum foil to keep them warm.
  3. o assemble: spread one tortilla with sour cream, then top with chicken, tomatillo salsa, avocado and queso fresco. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve with lime on the side. Repeat the process with the remaining tortillas or just let every person assemble their own taco.
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  1. says

    Thanks for joining the ‘tour’. I love that you used queso fresco and tomatillo salsa. Looks delicious — and served with that little piece of lime is just perfecto for a squeeze before biting!

  2. says

    I love this, the photo is sending me right to the kitchen for something to eat! I used my Mojo marinade in two other dishes, and Wow! Erica your food rocks, I would enjoy sitting down to a meal with you :O)

  3. says

    It looks delicious Erica. I’ve never tried the queso fresco before. It looks so pretty on the tacos 😀 Glad to be back. I finally got my computer working again!!

  4. says

    This sounds like a super fun event! Thanks for sharing it with us. I will definitely try to participate.

    And what a great meal. Chicken tacos are so good. These look especially delicious though!

  5. says

    tacos are so versatile and quick and easy and delicious–i just can’t sing their praises enough! some of my favorite toppings are included here, particularly the avocado and cilantro. perhaps i have a thing for green? :)

  6. says

    I need to stop reading your blog before I go to bed because my tummy protests that it really needs to eat :) Love the sound of tomatilla salsa, I don’t think I’ve ever met a tomatilla before, sounds very interesting.

  7. says

    Hi Erica,
    Just found your blog and so glad I did! Those tacos look delish, I’m going to have to try them sometime soon. I linked to your blog post about Pionono today in my post. Cheers!

  8. Yvonne says

    Hi Erica! I like your website and have tried several of your recipes and have enjoyed them all. Just wanted to let you know that… I clicked on Arroz de Jamaica recipe and the Chicken Taco recipe came up instead. I am interested in seeing the Arroz de Jamaica recipe, if it still is available. Thank you!


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