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Here's a quick and easy Chicken Recipe that you can use for your tacos, quesadillas, and even burritos!
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Easy Chicken Recipe for Tacos, Quesadillas, Burritos

Here's a quick, no-thinking-involved recipe for some quick chicken! I use it for Chicken and Guac tacos lately.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Servings: 2
Calories: 146kcal
Author: Mexican Please


  • 1 boneless chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon chile powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper (approx. 1/4 teaspoon)
  • 1/4 small onion
  • olive oil


  • Add the following ingredients to a bowl: 1 tablespoon chile powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, freshly cracked black pepper (approx. 1/4 teaspoon), and a glug of olive oil.
  • Slice the chicken breast in half lengthwise, and then chop it up into bite-sized pieces. Add the chopped up chicken to the bowl and combine well.
  • Roughly chop 1/4 onion. I usually just cut an onion in half, cut off the top, then cut that in half and chop it up. (Be sure to use a different cutting board and knife to chop up the onion. If using only one cutting board always give the board and knife a thorough washing after cutting chicken with it.)
  • Add the chopped onion to a skillet along with a glug of olive oil. I usually use a bit over medium heat on my stove. When the onion is sizzling you can push it aside and add the chicken, forming a single layer. Once the first side has cooked almost all the way through and most of the pink color is gone, give the chicken a flip and cook the second side for 1-2 minutes or until all of the pink color is gone.
  • Serve immediately. To keep it warm longer you can put it in a new bowl and cover with foil.


Please don't buy chicken that's been previously frozen!  It will come out tough, chewy, and massively disappointing.  Some grocery stores will mention this on the label, but some won't!  Usually if chicken is super cheap it's been previously frozen so it's worth asking.
Keep in mind that most generic chile powders are also loaded with salt and other ingredients.  More info on the pure chile powders I use. 


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 488mg | Potassium: 516mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1220IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg