Chicken Nugget Tacos with Fresh Salsa

  • Yield: 15 servings


2-- 10 ounce packages chicken nuggets (frozen)
15-- taco shells (crisp)
1can 16 ounce can refried beans
1teaspoon cayenne pepper
1-1/2cup cheddar cheese, grated
1-1/2cup lettuce shredded
1/2cup bottled, prepared salsa
1-- tomato, diced
2-- scallions, diced
1tablespoon lime juice
1tablespoon cilantro, minced


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. In medium bowl, stir together salsa, tomato, scallions, lime juice and cilantro.  Set aside.
  3. On large sheetpan, place chicken nuggets.  Place in oven and bake 3 minutes.  Place tortilla taco shells on separate sheetpan; add to oven.  Bake chicken nuggets and taco shells for 4- 5 minutes more, until shells are crisp and chicken and heated throughout.
  4. While chicken and shells are baking, refried beans in medium bowl.  Add cayenne pepper and stir to mix well.
  5. To prepare tacos, spread a spoonful of refried beans in each taco shell.  Add two nuggets.  Pass salsa, cheese and lettuce separately, to be sprinkled on tacos.