Chicken Tacos (Tacos de Pollo)

by Erica Dinho on January 11, 2010

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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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Joan Nova January 11, 2010 at 9:28 AM

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 Chef E January 11, 2010 at 9:46 AM

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 Kim January 11, 2010 at 12:11 PM

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


4 Faith January 11, 2010 at 2:11 PM

I love the fresh, bright flavors in these tacos, and Queso Fresco is really the perfect finish! Delicious!


5 Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog January 11, 2010 at 3:19 PM

Extremely delicious Erica. Tacos de pollo is one of my favorite.

Nice tasty stop of the culinary tour :)

Have a great week!




6 Erica January 11, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Thank you everyone for the comments!


7 Arlene January 11, 2010 at 7:49 PM

Muy bien! What a beautiful taco you have created.


8 Oysterculture January 11, 2010 at 9:50 PM

Oh my, love tacos and here’s another delicious recipe idea you provided that I must try! Yahoo.


9 Natasha - 5 Star Foodie January 11, 2010 at 10:41 PM

Excellent tacos, I love the queso fresco here!


10 Chris January 11, 2010 at 10:42 PM

Those chicken tacos are making me want to go cook at 10:45pm. Great post, Erica!


11 Erica January 11, 2010 at 11:07 PM

Thank you all for visiting and for the wonderful comments!


12 Sophie January 12, 2010 at 3:19 AM

MMMMM,…I love these yummie filled taco’s!!

Apart & healthy too!


13 Ruth January 12, 2010 at 3:55 AM

Gorgeous flavours!


14 Joanne January 12, 2010 at 7:21 AM

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!


15 Barbara January 12, 2010 at 7:36 AM

Everyone loves tacos! Yours are so fresh and colorful. Love the addition of cumin and the queso fresco is perfect on top.


16 Christine @ Fresh Local and Best January 12, 2010 at 3:03 PM

This is one of my favorite dishes!


17 Juliana January 12, 2010 at 3:39 PM

Erica, great looking chicken tacos…love it! Nice picture as well :-)


18 DebinHawaii January 12, 2010 at 5:10 PM

They look so fresh and delicious!


19 Erica January 12, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Thank you ;-)


20 Ben January 12, 2010 at 10:01 PM

Tomatillo salsa is the best! I love chicken tacos and looking at your picture made me hungry! Now I need to eat something. LOL


21 grace January 13, 2010 at 8:28 AM

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? :)


22 shaz January 13, 2010 at 9:15 AM

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.


23 bellini valli January 13, 2010 at 4:44 PM

They sound amazing. I have wanted to try tomatilla salsa and don’t need to head on a plane south of the border to give it a try.


24 My Carolina Kitchen January 13, 2010 at 4:58 PM

Lots of fresh flavors here and your photographs are gorgeous. I saw your tacos on Joan’s Foodalogue and wanted to stop by and say hello.


25 Darius January 13, 2010 at 5:55 PM

OMG – those chicken tacos just look simply amazing.


26 Rebecca January 14, 2010 at 11:44 AM

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!


27 Kitchen Butterfly January 15, 2010 at 2:54 PM

Love the look of the salsa….and the tacos too!


28 Erica January 21, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Thank you all for visiting my site :)


29 Soma January 24, 2010 at 12:11 PM

Mmmmm :-) We have been on Chicken Taco binge all last week (me and my DD).. Love this version too, esp the salsa.


30 Yvonne April 19, 2013 at 11:32 AM

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!


31 Erica Dinho April 19, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Hi & thanks for the heads up! We’ll get that fixed tomorrow, sorry for the inconvenience.

Here’s the link for the Jamaican Rice


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