Chicken Thigh Taco Bowls

Chicken Thigh Taco Bowls

If you’re anything like me, this month is full of goals. Eating better, spending less, more intentional with time…can you relate? Well, one of the ways I position myself for success is with dinnertime and this Chicken Thigh Taco Bowl recipe is a significant step in the right direction — here’s why ….

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A Great Meal for Budgets

First, cooking with chicken thighs comes with several perks ::

  • budget friendly
  • full of flavor
  • practically impossible to overcook

Chicken Thigh Taco Bowls are a great recipe for ‘batch cooking’! PRO-TIP :: double the recipe and portion the chicken out for meals throughout the week


Getting a home-cooked meal on the table is one of the ways I manage my spending and eating habits. Not only is each serving under $2 per person, I was also able to limit the calories and fat by being intentional with my ingredients and cooking techniques (oven-roasting/no fat added).

A GREAT Meal when TIME is short

Next – talking about time management goals — this recipe is quickly assembled and on the table in under 45 minutes — mix – cook – serve!

Intentionality with my time is another key area that I’m focused on improving, and home-cooked meals definitely help me in meeting that goal. In fact, I was just talking with a friend about how family dinnertime can be one of the most fulfilling parts of my day. Low-key, good food is such a wonderful platform for conversation and reconnection and turns a regular part of my day into an opportunity.

chicken is served

A GREAT Meal for Batching

These spicy roasted taco chicken thighs and caramelized veggies are such a tasty and filling comfort-food meal. I love the flexibility of garnishes and the ease of batching for several bonus meals throughout the week. Look at us — meeting life goals in rapid-fire fashion — and it tastes so good!

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Chicken Thigh Taco Bowls

Serving Size:
serves 6-8


  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 T no salt taco seasoning
  • ½ t garlic salt
  • ½ t smoked salt (optional)
  • 1-2 t kosher salt
  • ¼ t black pepper
  • zest + juice of one lime
  • ½ medium white onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 3 T cilantro
  • 1 c sweet peppers or jalapeño’ peppers (or a combination), thinly sliced


  • diced tomatoes
  • shredded lettuce
  • cilantro
  • salsa
  • grated cheese


  1. 30 minutes before serving, preheat oven to 400° and spray an 11” x 13” roasting pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, toss together all ingredients (except the garnishes). 
  3. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes -1 hour (up to overnight).
  4. Place chicken and veggies into the prepared pan and into the preheated oven.
  5. Roast 30-35 minutes, flipping the chicken halfway through the cooking time.
  6. Once cooked through, chop chicken and serve with garnishes.
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