Loaded Chicken Tacos

I woke up groggy as fuck this morning.
Hair all fucked up, sleep lines on my face…I’m so glad I have today off.


Pillows all over the floor, last nights dress in the corner and my left ankle itching like a motherfucker for some reason.
All I could think about was stuffing my face with just some greasy ass shit.

But since I don’t have greasy shit laying around, why Dana, whyyyyyyyy, I made these tacos instead.


Just like that, I’m a new woman.





















Chicken Tacos

What I Used

Chicken: 2 – 3 Boneless Chicken Breasts. 3 cups Chicken Broth. 2 tsp Smoked Paprika. 2 tsp Ground Cumin. 1 tsp Onion Powder. 1 tsp Garlic Powder. Salt. Pepper. Red Pepper Flakes.
Corn Relish: 1 can Yellow Sweet Corn. 1 handful Minced Cilantro. 1 tsp Smoked Paprika. 1 tsp Cumin. Salt. Pepper.
Everything Else: Corn or Flour Tortillas. 1 Large Avocado. 1 large handful Shredded Cabbage. 1 cup Diced Pancetta (optional). 1 Habenero Pepper (optional).

What I Did

This is really just an exercise in me seeing how much shit I can put on a taco and it still taste good, these babies are LOADED.


Season the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides and sear it in a large saute pan until browns on both sides.
Then add in 3 cups chicken broth, 2 teaspoons cumin, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 2 teaspoons smoked paprika and a good shake of red pepper.

Gently stir it around until it’s all mixed together and then reduce the heat to medium and let the chicken finish cooking in the spiced broth.
Another 10 to 12 minutes, or until 1/3rd of the liquid remains.
Remove from heat and set aside.


Makes a corn relish by adding the corn kernels to a dry skillet and toasting until they start to brown.
Remove from heat and scoop into a bowl.

Add to the bowl 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon cumin, salt, pepper and a light dose of olive oil.
Squeeze a little lime in here too, trust me.

Mix it all together and add in a handful of the minced cilantro.
Stir to combine and set aside.


When the chicken is warm to touch , use a fork to pull it apart.
It should be niiiiiice and moist.
No dry ass chicken breasts here, uh uh.


If you choose to use pancetta, add the pancetta bits in a dry skillet and cook until slightly golden.
It cooks just like bacon but faster so keep moving it around so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of your pan.
Strain on a paper towel and set aside.


Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large saute pan and add in the cabbage.
Shuffle the cabbage around until it wilts.
The remove from heat and set aside.


When you’re ready to serve, thinly slice the avocado and habenero pepper.
Warm the tortillas in a large pan.


Assemble and serve.
Dude tacos are so easy to make, you gotta treat yourself to them every now and then and I stuffed my faaaaace.


65 thoughts on “Loaded Chicken Tacos

  1. Yummmm! I wish I had the courage to make something like that on days when I feel like you did. Then I’d be a new woman too… just like that!

  2. Well, clearly waking up groggy, works miracles for you in the kitchen ! Seriously, I would not be able to pull off that meal even if I was all upbeat and bushy tailed ! Kudo’s to you πŸ™‚ Love these loaded chicken tacos πŸ™‚ Hope you are feeling more human now hahaha. Yay to you for having the day off today ❀

  3. Oh my gawd, this looks so good! Way better than the chicken tacos I had at Earls restaurant last night! I should send them this recipe but their chicken tacos were dry as hell with a bunch of avocado crema slapped on top to try and hide it. Yuck! I’m saving this recipe!

    xo, Jackie

  4. Dana! These look phenomenal!! I’m a huge fan of tacos and you’ve really done it. I love the photos with all the light and herbs and tacos laid out. Soooo good. You have the perfect seasonings here and the lime. I”m coming over….NOW!

    1. Hahah, I don’t freaking know. Sometimes girl I have ZERO motivation. No fucking idea what to cook, not in the mood to cook anything, it’s almost like I’m bored.
      I gotta dig real deep on those days lol

  5. These look seriously good, I mean seriously! Love the combination of flavours too. Although, my preference is frozen corn (or veg), supposedly more nutritious than canned! I always have a bag in my freezer (and peas, of course).

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