Del Taco Chicken Soft Taco Recipe

Did you try the Del taco chicken soft taco recipe at home? It is one of the best Del taco-inspired recipes. They are quick and easy to make. 

What is a chicken taco made of? Usually, a chicken taco is stuffed with simple ingredients, including chicken, tortilla bread, cheese, seasoning, and topped with chicken taco salad, mayo, and sauces. 

However, do you know what Del taco is? It is one of the leading brands in the fast-growing Mexican quick-service restaurant category. They are serving freshly prepared food at an unbeatable value. 

Del Taco Chicken Soft Taco Recipe

Del Taco Chicken Soft Taco Recipe

Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral
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Cuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy


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Let’s learn how to prepare Del taco copycat recipes at home? You can prepare this authentic spicy chicken tacos recipe within a few minutes. 


  • 1 tbsp. cooking oil

  • 600 gm chicken

  • ¾ tsp. salt

  • 1 tsp. ginger paste

  • 1 tsp. garlic paste

  • 2 ½ tbsp. plain yogurt

  • ½ tbsp. roasted cumin

  • 1 tsp. red chili Kashmiri

  • ¼ tsp. turmeric

  • ½ tsp. oregano

  • 1 tsp. lime juice

  • Hot charcoal

  • 1 tsp. ghee

  • 1 cup cucumber

  • ½ cup tomato

  • ½ red onion

  • ¼ cup coriander

  • 2 tbsp. lime juice

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Tortilla bread

  • Tortilla bread

  • Mayo and sauces (Optional)

  • Tools
  • Serving plate

  • Spoon

  • Mixing bowl

  • Cooking pan

  • Chopping board

  • Knife

how to make Del Taco Chicken Soft Taco

  •  Marinate the chicken: To prepare the Del taco chicken soft taco recipe, you ideally need to marinate chicken breast. Take a mixing bowl and add 600 gm. diced chicken. Then drizzle some cooking oil all over the diced chicken. Then add salt, garlic paste, ginger paste, plain yogurt, red chili Kashmiri, roasted cumin, and turmeric powder. Mix all the ingredients with diced chicken. Then add lime juice and oregano. Stir them and set them aside for a few minutes. 
    Marinate the chicken
  •  Cook the chicken: After a few minutes, place a cooking pan on the stove and add oil inside the pan. Then place all the chicken pieces one by one on the pan. After a few minutes, flip all chicken pieces and allow them to cook for more few minutes. 
    Cook the chicken
  •  Add hot charcoal to the middle of the pan: After the chicken becomes fully cooked, make a small space in the middle of the pan. Then in a small bowl, add charcoal and pour 1 tsp of ghee over the charcoal. Turn off the stove and place that small bowl middle of the pan. Then cover the pan with its lid for 1 to 2 minutes. 
    Add hot charcoal to the middle of the pan
  • Remove the chicken from the stove: After 1 minute, take off the lid and remove the small bowl with charcoal. Then remove the pan from the stove and take out the chicken pieces from the pan onto a plate. 
    Remove the chicken from the stove
  • Make taco salad: Now, for making taco salad take a different bowl and gradually add chopped cucumber, tomatoes, coriander, red onion, lime juice, pepper, and salt. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly. 
    Make taco salad
  • Cook the tortilla: Add oil and cook your tortilla in a different cooking pan. Make sure you cook booth side of the tortilla. 
    cook the tortilla
  •  Place chicken over tortilla: After cooking all the tortillas, take one tortilla and place some chicken pieces in the middle. Then add cheese over the chicken and hold your tortilla in half. For 15 to 20 seconds, hold your tortilla over the pan until it becomes crispy. Take your taco out of the pan and place them on a plate. 
     Place chicken over tortilla
  •  fill the taco with salad: Now, feel your chicken taco with the healthy chicken taco salad. You can also add spicy mayo and sauces. 
  •  serve the taco: Now your taco is ready to enjoy with your family and friends. You can upgrade your taco night with different side dishes, for example, chips, salsa, corn pudding, coleslaw, Spanish rice, Mexican black beans, Mexican sweet potatoes, corn, etc. Thinking about what drink you should pair with this unique chicken taco recipe? You can serve them with lemon ice tea, lemon mint mojito, etc. serve the taco

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  • What can you add to tacos? Accept chicken; add beans, cilantro-lime rice, fajita veggies, grilled veggies, roasted sweet potatoes, air fryer cauliflower, salsa, sour cream, caramelized onion, etc. 

Final Words

Del taco chicken soft taco recipe is a beautiful and flavorful taco recipe. You can add this recipe to your holiday diet chart. It could be a perfect dinner recipe for you and your family. 

What to add to tacos to make them better? Please answer this question in the comment section below. 

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