Spanki's FAMOUS Chicken tacos....that aren't really famous

SpankiMills_1063 Years ago a friend gave me a recipe for her simple chicken tacos...and my kids LOVED them. They are an easy weeknight favorite for us and over the years turned my kids have named them "Spanki's FAMOUS chicken tacos"...

which is funny because A)  they are not MY tacos. and B) they are NOT famous... BUT they ARE indeed chicken so I guess one out of three ain't bad right?

so here is what you need:

  • 1 bag of chicken breast boiled in stock.
  • 2 cans of Rotel (I used mild because my 8yr old thinks regular is too spicy...okay so I am blaming it on is really me, I am a sissy)
  • minced garlic
  • ground cumin
  • salt + pepper
  • tortillias

Boil the chicken breast with either the chicken stock from a can or add a bouillon cube or 2 and S+P to liking.



I usually just shred my chicken with 2 forks, or you can dice it with a knife.


add in some of the stock, the rotel, about 2 spoons of minced garlic, S+P and lots and lots of the ground cumin (to taste)


bring it to a boil and I just let it go until it cooks down...


while the chicken is cooking I start the tortillas.


and there you have it... my kids add shredded cheese and that is it, but we add lettuce, tomato, and avocado. Make enough for leftovers because the second day they are even better!!


enjoy. In the comments below will you please share or link your "go to" easy weeknight favorite!

*disclaimer: I am in NO WAY a cook or food photographer so there you have it.