Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

Taco Baked Chicken

 

 

Make this Taco Baked Chicken with three simple ingredients; then serve it over Spanish rice and beans for a tasty, weeknight meal.

Make this Taco Baked Chicken with three simple ingredients; then serve it over Spanish rice and beans for a tasty, weeknight meal.

I didn’t think I would even post this recipe for Taco Baked Chicken because it was SO easy. I mean ridiculously easy. I don’t like to use a lot of pre packaged foods, but every now and then I buy them to use in a pinch. And lately, my time has not been my own and I’ve been scrambling to make dinner every night for weeks now.

Taco Baked Chicken

One day I had taken chicken thighs out for dinner, but by the time I got home from being out all day, I was too tired to even cook so I looked for the quickest thing I could find. What I found was a package of taco seasoning I had purchased a while back when my daughter had requested that I make tacos, but I kept forgetting it was in my pantry so I also hadn’t purchased ground beef (or turkey) in quite some time.

Taco Baked Chicken Closeup

I decided to use the taco seasoning as a marinade and added Canola oil to it; which I then used to marinate the chicken thighs. I left them in the refrigerator for about 2 hours; then baked them for 1 hour in a 350 degree F oven. While the chicken was cooking, I was trying to decide what to make with them and found a box of Spanish Rice so I decided to make that and add in some black beans.

Make this Taco Baked Chicken with three simple ingredients; then serve it over Spanish rice and beans for a tasty, weeknight meal.

This Taco Baked Chicken was amazing and the bold flavors really paired well with the chicken, rice and beans. If you don’t have bone-in chicken, use boneless chicken; however, I would probably grill the chicken rather than bake it. I can’t believe how easy this was to make. Though I won’t make it a habit out of buying prepackaged foods, it certainly came in handy in a pinch. ~Enjoy!

4.34 from 3 votes
Taco Baked Chicken Closeup
Taco Baked Chicken
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 
Make this Taco Baked Chicken with three simple ingredients; then serve it over Spanish rice and beans for a tasty, weeknight meal.
Course: Main Entree
Servings: 4
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 8 Bone- Chicken Thighs
  • 1 package Taco Seasoning
  • 3 tbsp Canola Oil
Instructions
  1. Combine the taco seasoning and oil in a bowl until it's dissolved; then add to a resealable plastic bag with the chicken. Refrigerate for a minimum of two hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Place the chicken in an oven safe baking dish and bake for 1 hour or until the chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.
Recipe Notes

*Allow extra preparation time for the chicken to marinate.

 

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6 Comments

  1. Terry Poage
    June 20, 2016 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    Looks good and easy to make.

  2. Anja Skrba
    June 22, 2016 at 4:19 am - Reply

    This looks very easy to make…Will try it out tonight!

  3. Lisa Brown
    June 22, 2016 at 4:43 am - Reply

    Looks great, especially like the rice dish.

  4. Richard Hicks
    June 22, 2016 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    I like this because few ingredients and not hard to do. WIll give it a try

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