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This BBQ chicken taco recipe is easy, fast, healthy, and delicious! These tacos are made with ground chicken, a delicious homemade taco seasoning blend, and BBQ sauce. Load up the flour tortillas with sour cream, onions, iceberg lettuce, and tomatoes, and you have a dinner the whole family will love.

BBQ Chicken Taco Recipe

These BBQ chicken tacos are a fast, healthy meal that's ideal for a busy weeknight. They use ground chicken so they're super easy to make!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Keyword BBQ chicken tacos, ground chicken recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 tacos
Author Natasha Bull


  • 6-8 medium flour tortillas
  • 1 pack ground chicken breast (mine was 0.77 lbs., anything from 0.5-1 lb. should work)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Iceberg lettuce shredded
  • Avocado sliced
  • Tomatoes (I used grape tomatoes)
  • Onion chopped
  • Sour Cream
  • Lime quartered


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375F to warm tortillas. Place tortillas in foil to warm them all at once.
  2. Add olive oil, chicken, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika to a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook for about 8-10 minutes (or until cooked through), stirring often, and breaking up the meat.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, prepare the veggies and rest of the garnish.
  4. Once chicken is cooked, add BBQ sauce and stir to ensure chicken is evenly coated. Add salt & pepper if needed.
  5. Serve tacos immediately and garnish as desired.

Recipe Notes

  • Feel free to use taco seasoning instead of the individual spices if it's easier for you!