Chicken Taco Bowls – Cooking With Falynn

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I wanted to come up with easy, budget friendly meals that your little one can help you cook.  When I asked Falynn what she wanted to cook, it didn’t surprise me that she didn’t hesitate for a second before yelling, TACOS!  Tacos are a definite favorite in our house but we needed to change up our regular recipe to make it a little easier for Falynn to make all by herself.  Of course, I had to help since she wanted to add things like pickles, cucumbers and salami to her tacos. So, we decided it was probably best for me to come up with the recipes and for Falynn to put it all together.  These chicken taco bowls are super easy and delicious.

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Ingredients:

Taco Shells (hard or soft)
Rotisserie Chicken
Lettuce
Tomato
Haas Avocado
Lime
Sea Salt
Guacamole Seasoning Mix
Sour Cream (optional)
Shredded Cheese (optional)
Salsa (optional)

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We decided to use the Old El Paso Stand n’ Stuff & Taco Boats.  We find the soft tortilla boats so much easier for little hands and they can also eat it as a salad if they are a little picky (like my oldest).  My girls love to create their own tacos, so they easily stand up on the plate while you fill them. PLUS, they are regularly on sale in our supermarket (buy one, get one free), so we stock up whenever they go on sale!

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I didn’t want to have to worry about Falynn having to cook anything, so we picked up a rotisserie chicken which was prepared fresh at our local supermarket deli.  This was the perfect option as I just took the skin off and chopped up the breasts into bite sized pieces.  It was a healthier option than our regular ground beef tacos as well which is a huge plus!

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Falynn couldn’t wait to get started.  While she ripped open the box and got the shells out, I prepared by cutting the tomato into quarters for her and preparing the avocado by slicing in half and scooping it out into a bowl.

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A couple of years back I bought this little chopper off of an infomercial and the girls love it because they can help me chop veggies easily and more importantly, safely.  With just a push, it chops the tomatoes into little pieces, perfect for tacos! Falynn had a blast chopping tomatoes with it.

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Next, she added a few spoonfuls of the chopped tomatoes to the avocado.

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We love this Concord Foods Guacamole Mix.  We use about 1/4 of the package each time so it lasts us for a while. It’s really inexpensive and gives the guacamole a great flavor!

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Of course, no guacamole is complete without fresh lime juice!  Falynn squeezed her little heart out and got as much lime as she could out before she tried to eat the rest of the lime.  No sour faces here, my girls LOVE limes and lemons! Falynn added just a dash of sea salt, mixed together and the guacamole was ready!

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Next it was time to put everything together.  With the taco boat on the plate, she added a couple of spoonfuls of chicken.

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Fresh Express shredded lettuce is our go-to for tacos. It’s already shredded and ready to go.  Falynn added a handful of lettuce on top of the chicken.

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Next, she added two spoonfuls of chopped tomatoes.  She likes extra tomatoes on hers. Do your kids love tomatoes as much as mine?

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Finally, a scoop of guacamole on top for her completed taco. Falynn is not a fan of cheese on her tacos, but for everyone else, we added some shredded cheese on top (and a little bit of sour cream and mild salsa.)

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Falynn was so proud of her creation and her Daddy was the first to test it out.  He gave her first dish 2 enthusiastic thumbs up and a “where is my 2nd one?”  Falynn couldn’t believe she created this masterpiece all on her own and I was so proud at the lack of mess she made!  I also love that we were able to feed our family of 5 for only $20!

If you try out this recipe, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Anything you’d add to it or leave out?  Comment below and let us know!

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  1. I would love to make a veggie version of your taco ball with some soya chunks as I am a vegetarian. Great recipe 🙂

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  2. those tortilla boats are amazing, i make eggs in them and they are delicious. will give this a whirl.

  3. You can never go wrong when it comes to tacos! These chicken taco bowls look phenomenal! YUM!

  4. This is a great idea if someone is looking for something quick to prepare for the family. I need to steal this dinner idea.

  5. My kids would absolutely love these. This would disappear in no time at our house! This is my kind of weekend treat.

  6. Wow, so delicious and easy recipe to make for the kids. I am sure my kids will love it and will be their favorite.

  7. These sound like a great dinner! I’ve never made a taco bowl and this looks delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  8. What a cute little helper you have there! My kids would love to make these for themselves; they love tacos!

  9. Thank you for sharing this easy recipe I know my babe and I will have fun doing this like you gals

  10. Ohhh, mess-free tacos! Love the idea. 🙂 And your daughter is really selling it – she’s super cute and enthusiastic!

  11. This taco bowl is such a good idea. I am going to add this to our meal list this week. Thanks for the idea.

  12. Those look delicious. I love these bowls too! They can be used to make so many great dishes. Yours sure looks yummy and easy to make.

  13. Tacos are always a hit at our house too. My son likes his cheese on the side so that it doesn’t melt.

  14. Talk about quick and easy! I love this recipe! The rotisserie chickens are soooo cheap at my store. It doesn’t pay to cook them yourself and the cut up lettuce ready-to-go, is my favorite! I know it sounds lazy, but I really hate washing lettuce because even with a salad spinner, it takes forever to dry. Oh, I’m trying this recipe, for sure!

  15. I don’t eat chicken but I love tacos. I’ve seen the same “kit” at the supermarket the other day and I’ll definetely get one soon because it’s ages since I had one. Have a nice day x

  16. I love your little daughter model.She is sooo sweet.The chicken taco is enticing & probably will ask my wife to have a go ?

  17. She is such a cutie! We love tacos over here but never tried this chicken taco bowl. Bet it is good!

  18. Your daughter always makes me smile everytime you feature her here. I love this idea of taco bowl.

  19. Chicken Taco bowls sounds fun! I love Chicken in general so I’ll appreciate this dish. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  20. What a fantastic idea to make a recipe for a kid. And, yes, tacos are perfect! Everyone loves tacos in my house. This will be a hit!

  21. My kids always get in such a mess with taco’s so these look ideal……not seen them in the UK yet but hopefully they will arrive soon

  22. You had me at Chicken…LOL!! I eat chicken everyday as my main protein and I am always looking for new ways to make it, I need to try this recipe for sure!!

  23. looks delicious and super simple to amke! Ideal for kids and parties. I will totally love to give it a try. Nice one!

  24. I always buy the Olde El Paso taco kit just because we love tacos. We have it at least once a week. I love my taco on the bowls too with brown rice.

  25. We love those taco boats in my house! I love how affordable rotisserie chicken is. At my local store I can grab one for only $5. I like to buy it for quick meals too.

  26. Those would be so perfect for Taco Tuesday here, which is actually Taco Friday lol. They look great, but I need me one of those tomato choppers now!

  27. Tacos are my favorite too! So glad you shared this recipe! I definitely need to make some! Thanks for sharing!

  28. Yum! This looks like something my husband would always want to order from a restaurant. I haven’t had guacamole is a while.

  29. This looks great, we do a fellowship after church every Sunday I love throwing together easy meals. I will have to do this!

  30. Taco bowls are so great! I do mine with seasoned fried tofu, guac, salsa, and shredded cheese. So yummy!

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      I haven’t tried fried tofu. How is it? I stopped eating meat last year and haven’t loved the tofu I’ve tried.

  31. Such a quick and delicious meal suggestion! I will get some of those taco bowl and make chicken tacos for my family too. I am sure they will love this and go for seconds (even thirds!)

  32. So I admit, I am smitten with your daughter’s video! I think chicken taco bowls are what we are going to have for dinner!

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  33. I love that you had your daughter help you with the meal, and you took photos along the way. I think it’s so important for kids to be a part of the process, my boys always tend to eat more when they helped make it. And I’m definitely saving this for next week!

  34. My kids would absolutely love to help me prepare this for dinner. I think this will be our Friday night meal!

  35. Oh my goodness how happy does she look in having made her own chicken taco bowl! I have to admit it does look absolutely delicious.

  36. This would certainly be a very fast meal for a busy week night. Everything is pre-made and basically ready to go on the table.

  37. aww she’s such a cutie! i love that recipe too — it sounds delicious and so perfect for my jetlag/weird appetite

  38. These bowls look amazing I can’t wait to try them out and make Taco Salads because I know my son and husband would enjoy these dinners.

  39. This would be perfect to make for taco Tuesday. I don’t think I’ve ever made chicken tacos for my family before.

  40. This actually looks like a great meal for dinner. I just put out some chicken this morning and was looking for a recipe to try. Your daughter is adorable.

  41. We love these bowls! We have tried them before since taco night is a big thing in this house. I wish we had guacamole in the house though. I love it, but am always too lazy to make it.