Mexican Recipes Kids Can Make: Cheesy Chicken Taco

Mexican Recipes Kids Can Make

 Cheesy Chicken Open Taco

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My children are not the most adventurous eaters but I have always been able to expand their palate with Mexican dishes. I find they are also easy to whip up during a busy week and get the kids involved in helping to prepare dinner.  There are always so many different combinations you can try and it is fun to see you come up with in the end. Our most recent cooking session ended in this delicious Mexican Recipes Kids Can Make Cheesy Chicken Taco.  Start to finish we had it prepared in under 45 minutes and utilized left overs and things in the pantry. The best part is you can mix it up and make it the way your family will want to eat it. 

Mexican Recipes Kids Can Make

Cheesy Chicken Open Tacos


  • 2 packs Ortego Fiesta Flats
  • 2 cups chopped chicken leftover chicken works perfect
  • 15 oz can Refried Beans 30 oz will work just as well
  • 10 oz Enchilada Sauce
  • 4 oz Sartori Pastorale Blend or similar Hard Cheese
  • 8 oz shredded cheddar
  • Salsa and Sour Cream for serving.


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Line 2 baking trays with Fiesta Flats
  • In Sauce pan combine Refried Beans and 1/2 can of the enchilada sauce, heat,stirring occasionally
  • In a separate Sauce Pan combine chicken and remaining enchilada sauce, heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Chop the Sartori Cheese in small pieces and mix in with the chicken mixture.
  • Portion beans on Fiesta Flats and spread across the middle.
  • Spoon chicken mixture mixture on top of beans.
  • Lightly sprinkle shredded cheese on top of chicken mixture.
  • Bake in oven until cheddar cheese melts about 8-12 minutes.
  • Serve with Salsa and Sour Cream.

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My daughter was so in love with this Mexican Recipes Kids Can Make for Cheesy Chicken Open Tacos she took all the leftovers over to my parents when she went to spend the night so no one else could eat them. She has been asking me ever since then when we are going to make them again.  I am always happy to stumble upon recipes my kids like and suggest these other Mexican inspired family favorite recipes that are Kid Tested and Kid Approved.

Chicken Taco Dip with Philadephia Cream Cheese

Easy Mexican Lasanga

Easy Mexican Dinner Buffet 

Don’t worry if you run out of Taco Seasoning while cooking because you can create it at home with spices in your cupboard with this Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe.

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