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Easy Chicken Tacos for Picky Eaters

Ah, the trials and tribulations of parenthood. One challenge that many of us face is dealing with picky eaters. You know the type - the kids who would rather eat dirt than try a new vegetable. Well, fear not, fellow parents, for I come bearing a tale of triumph in the kitchen: the legendary Chicken Taco Conquest.

It all started on a typical Tuesday evening, with the aroma of desperation lingering in the air. Fed up with mealtime battles and the ever-present chorus of "I don't like that!", we decided enough was enough. Armed with nothing but a recipe for chicken tacos and a glimmer of hope, we set out on a culinary adventure that would change our family dinners forever.

As we chopped, seasoned, and sizzled our way through the kitchen, our kids looked on with a mix of curiosity and suspicion. "What's for dinner?" they asked, their eyes narrowing in suspicion. "Tacos," we replied, trying to sound nonchalant as we prayed to the culinary gods for mercy.

With bated breath, we presented the tacos to our skeptical offspring. "Try it," we urged, our voices tinged with a hint of desperation. And then, like a scene out of a cheesy sitcom, they took their first bites and...silence.

But not the awkward kind of silence. No, this was the sound of victory, my friends. "This is actually really good!" exclaimed our oldest, his mouth still half-full of taco. "Can we have these every night?" chimed in our youngest, already reaching for seconds.

And just like that, the Chicken Taco Conquest was complete. Our picky eaters had been vanquished by the power of a simple recipe and a whole lot of determination. As we sat around the table, laughing and enjoying our newfound taco nirvana, we knew that we had achieved something truly miraculous.

So, to all the parents out there struggling with picky eaters, take heart. With a little creativity, a lot of patience, and maybe a few tacos thrown into the mix, anything is possible. And who knows? You might just discover that your kids are taco fanatics in the making.

Easy Chicken Tacos for Picky Eaters


  • 1 lb (450g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, diced into small pieces

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 8 small flour or corn tortillas

  • Optional toppings:

  • Shredded cheese

  • Diced tomatoes

  • Shredded lettuce

  • Sour cream or Greek yogurt

  • Salsa


  1. Prepare the Chicken: In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced chicken to the skillet and season with garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook the chicken until it's fully cooked through, stirring occasionally, for about 8-10 minutes. Make sure the chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).

  2. Warm the Tortillas: While the chicken is cooking, warm the tortillas. You can heat them in a dry skillet over medium heat for about 30 seconds on each side or wrap them in a damp paper towel and microwave them for 20-30 seconds until warm and soft.

  3. Assemble the Tacos: Once the chicken is cooked and the tortillas are warmed, it's time to assemble the tacos. Place a spoonful of the cooked chicken onto each tortilla.

  4. Add Toppings: Let your picky eaters choose their favorite toppings to add to their tacos. Offer options like shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, sour cream or Greek yogurt, and salsa. Encourage them to get creative with their toppings!

  5. Serve and Enjoy: Serve the chicken tacos with the chosen toppings and let everyone enjoy their customized creations.


  • If your picky eaters prefer milder flavors, you can adjust the seasoning by reducing the amount of spices used or omitting some altogether.

  • Let your kids help with assembling the tacos. It can be a fun and interactive way to get them excited about trying new foods.

  • If your kids are hesitant about certain toppings, try offering them on the side so they can decide whether or not to add them to their tacos.

This simple chicken taco recipe is customizable and sure to be a hit with picky eaters!

Tools used:

8" chefs Knife:

36"x24" Cutting board:

Sink Colander :

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