Better Than “Del Taco” Chicken Soft Taco’s

"This is very close facsimile to Del Tacos chicken soft taco. As good as their tacos are these have a lot more flavor. Quick and simple to make."
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Ready In:
10 Tacos




  • Sauce:

  • For sauce combine ranch dressing, sour cream, lime juice, garlic powder and salt and whisk well. Refrigerate and store up to 3 weeks.
  • Chicken:

  • Cut the chicken into 1 inch pieces.
  • In a bowl, add lime juice, garlic, taco seasoning mix, 1 tablespoon of oil and brown sugar. Whisk well and add the cut up chicken. Cover and marinate for 4-6 hours.
  • In a pan over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and cooked through. Remove from heat and keep warm.
  • Heat tortillas in oven or microwave.
  • To assemble, place chicken in the middle of warmed tortilla, top with lettuce and tomato, drizzle sauce, and sprinkle cheese.

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  1. Good basic recipe. Addition of brown sugar was nice touch. I added mex oregano to give herb flavor. Sauce was tight. Simple but effective


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