Presto Chicken Tacos Recipe
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Presto Chicken Tacos Recipe

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Slowly cooking the chicken with the seasonings is the key to perfection with this dish. The chicken mixture also makes a great salad topping. —Nanette Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 12 corn tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • Optional toppings: shredded lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, fresh cilantro leaves, sour cream and cubed avocado

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 215 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 186mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 3 lean mea


  1. In a Dutch oven, brown chicken in oil in batches. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the tomatoes, cumin and chili powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, stirring occasionally.
  2. Fill each tortilla with about 1/2 cup chicken mixture. Serve with toppings of your choice. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Presto Chicken Tacos in Taste of Home February/March 2010, p47

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2015

"I thought this was missing something...not too much flavor. Everyone else thought they were fine, though. Easy to do and I usually have everything on hand is a plus."

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2014

"This was good, but I do think it was missing something. Maybe changing the diced tomatoes for salsa would add the extra flare it needed."

Reviewed Jun. 2, 2012

"Fast, easy and so tasty!"

Reviewed May. 3, 2012

"The filling is too dry and the Tortilla's need to be fried to a crispy finish to have any flavour."

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2011

"I thought these were just ok. I've had chicken tacos seasoned differently that were much tastier."

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