Rotisserie Chicken Tacos

Rotisserie chicken tacos are the perfect way to get tacos on the table fast. The chicken is gently heated and flavored with chili powder and ground cumin. Toppings can be customized, but sticking with a quick pico de gallo and the classic toppings of shredded lettuce, cheese and sour cream keeps things quick and simple.

Rotisserie Chicken Tacos
Photo: Photographer: Jen Causey, Food Stylist: Melissa Gray
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 4 cups shredded rotisserie chicken

  • 1 teaspoon water

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 4 teaspoons lime juice, divided, plus lime wedges for serving

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 1 ½ cups finely chopped cored plum tomatoes

  • ½ cup finely chopped white onion

  • 2 serrano peppers, stemmed, seeded and finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 12 (6 inch) corn tortillas, warmed

  • 2 cups shredded fresh lettuce

  • ½ cup shredded pepper Jack cheese

  • Sour cream (optional)


  1. Heat a large stainless-steel skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and water; cook, stirring often, until just warmed through, 3 to 5 minutes. Add chili powder, 1 teaspoon lime juice and 1/4 teaspoon each cumin and pepper; stir until combined.

  2. Combine tomatoes, onion, serranos, cilantro, salt and the remaining 3 teaspoons lime juice and 1/4 teaspoon each cumin and pepper in a small bowl.

  3. Arrange tortillas on a large platter and top evenly with the chicken mixture and the tomato mixture. Top each taco with lettuce, cheese and, if using, sour cream. Garnish with cilantro and serve with lime wedges, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

320 Calories
7g Fat
34g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 320
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 34g 68%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Vitamin A 1886IU 38%
Vitamin C 8mg 9%
Vitamin D 1IU 0%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 41mcg 10%
Vitamin K 24mcg 20%
Sodium 502mg 22%
Calcium 129mg 10%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 34mg 8%
Potassium 456mg 10%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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