Smoky Chicken Tacos

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

The secret to a great taco is contrast in texture -- here, crunchy coleslaw mix (another time-saver) partners well with tender chicken and soft tortillas.


  • ¾ pound frozen breaded chicken tenders

  • 2 cups coleslaw mix or shredded cabbage

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, plus wedges for serving

  • ½ teaspoon chopped seeded chipotle in adobo

  • Salt and pepper

  • 8 corn tortillas, warmed

  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Cook chicken tenders according to package instructions. Meanwhile, combine coleslaw mix, mayonnaise, lime juice, and chipotle; season with salt and pepper.

  2. Top each tortilla with chicken, slaw, and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

    Romulo Yanes

Cook's Notes

For flavorful charred spots, warm tortillas over the flame of a gas burner, flipping often.

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