Did someone say Tacos? My white chicken chili tacos are so tasty and sure to be a hit!
I’ve been wanting to make a taco recipe for a long time now, I picked up these Mission yellow corn tortillas on my last trip to the U.S. After speaking with a friend of mine, we determined that the Grimm’s corn tortilla’s here in Canada have the same point value. I have also had a white chicken chili recipe on my “to-do” list for a while now as it can be very point friendly on WW freestyle, so I did what I thought was best and combined the two. These tacos are so good and have great flavor plus they come together super easy, only 102 calories each, 2-3 PP if following WW.
- Sour cream
- Chicken broth
- Green chilies
- Salt & pepper
- Chili powder
- Shredded chicken
- Green onion
- Shredded cheese
WHAT TORTILLAS SHOULD I USE?
These Mission corn tortillas I used were purchased in the U.S on one of my cross-border shopping trips. If you live in Canada the Grimm’s corn tortillas have the same point value as the Mission. They come up on my Walmart.ca page so if you live in Canada and are having a hard time finding them try there. You can also try these Casa Mendosa ones they will work just as well. I prefer using a corn tortilla with these white chicken chili tacos however if you prefer to use a regular white tortilla they will still turn out fine.
I like to make my shredded chicken in the crockpot. I typically make a batch a week and store it in the fridge, it will last up to 4 days and I am always making chicken recipes. You can also make a huge batch and freeze it for easy use later on. I add some chicken broth to my crockpot, about 1-2 cups depending on how many chicken breast you are cooking. I have even just used water sometimes if I have been out of broth. Add the boneless skinless chicken breast to the crockpot and cook on high for 3-4 hours. I then use a couple of forks to shred it up, if it is not shredding easily then it needs some more time in the crockpot. You can also use an electric mixer to shred the chicken.
If you don’t have time to make up a batch of shredded chicken try using a pre-made rotisserie chicken, cut up into small pieces, you can also use canned chicken if you are in a pinch for time.
STORING AND RE-HEATING
These tacos can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. To re-heat I like putting them in the air fryer, they just need a few minutes, you can also reheat them in the oven, 350F for 10-15 minutes should be enough.
These tacos will freeze well, I like storing them in small zip locks to make it easy to grab 1 or 2 from the freezer. To reheat from frozen I let them thaw out on the counter and then heat them in the air fryer or oven.
White chicken chili tacos
- 14 small tortilla's (as shown)
- 1 Tbsp light butter (I use Gay Lea)
- 1.5 Tbsp flour
- 1/2 cup milk (I used 1%)
- 1/4 cup light sour cream
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1 Tbsp chopped canned green chilies
- Dash of salt & pepper
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 2 cups 8oz cooked shredded chicken
- 3/4 cup frozen corn
- Diced green onion
- 3.5 oz shredded reduced-fat mozzarella (I use Trader Joe's)
- In a pan on the stove melt your butter over medium heat, stir in your flour quickly, it will form a paste.
- Whisk in your milk till the paste has dissolved, about 1 minute, stir in sour cream and broth and cook for 2 minutes stirring often, the sauce should thicken. Add seasonings and green chilies, remove from heat and set aside (you can give it a few stirs while it is set aside so it does not set too much)
- Preheat oven to 400F, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
- In a bowl mix your shredded chicken, corn and green onion together, pour in your cream sauce and mix well.
- Heat a small frying pan on the stove over medium heat and add some cooking spray. Heat up one tortilla at a time, place in pan and give the tortilla a light spray, warm about 20 seconds on each side then place on your baking tray.
- Scoop about 2 Tbsp of chicken mixture into your tortilla, top with 1 Tbsp shredded cheese and fold over, repeat with all 14 tortillas. I lightly sprayed all of the tortillas just before going into the oven to "crisp" them up a bit.
- Bake in the oven for approx 12 minutes.
- Serve immediately, makes 14 tacos. They will freeze well, store in the fridge.
These look delicious! And thank you so much for including the old SmartPoints and Points Plus for those of us not following FreeStyle
Hope you enjoy them Cyndy, and no problem, I’ll continue to do so on all recipes 🙂
I wish I saw this before I went grocery shopping and meal planned earlier today. These look delicious!!!!!! Cannot wait to try these 🙂
Hope you enjoy them Jessi 🙂
Love ur WW recipes. You’re my go to site! Thx!
Thanks Allison 🙂 so glad you are enjoying the recipes
where do you get those corn tortillas in Canada. I really enjoy your recipes and have tried several of them.
Hi Judy, I left a link to their website in the post you can click on it and see what stores carry them
These were delicious. I had to use a 12oz can of chicken breast because I was too lazy to go to the store and it turned out great. The flavor was so nice and they did crisp up in the oven with a few extra squirts of olive oil. It’s hard to believe they are only 2pts each. Such a nice change from the typical beef tacos. I just had to try them and I am so glad I did!
Hi Lynn, so glad you enjoyed them 🙂
I made these on Monday night and they were delish! I only made a half batch since I live alone and didn’t think I needed 14!
I ate 3 on Monday (7 points) but so good. Might up the spices next time for extra flavor (or use low sodium taco mix)
Thanks for posting!
Hi Michael, so glad you enjoyed them 🙂
Yum, these look great! Do you bake them before freezing? How would you thaw and reheat them after freezing?
Hi Jane, I think you could probably freeze them either before baking or after, I personally would heat them up in the oven (or air fryer if you have one) I’m not a fan of reheating in the microwave
I love to meal prep. Have you ever made these and frozen them for use later in the week. I want to make them and freeze some?
HI Leslie, I think these will freeze just fine, you could freeze them before baking in oven or even after, then I personally would heat up in the oven to try and crisp them up a bit
Are you sure these are 2 Freestyle Points? The tortilla alone is 2 pts
Hi Mary, yup, I used the WW recipe builder, those small tortilla’s are actually 3 for 4SP, so when you build the recipe and work it out to one it gave me a 2SP value, I always build my recipes in the WW app for point value
Sorry am confused is this including the tortilla?
Yes, the tortilla’s are 3 for 4SP, I use the WW recipe builder to determine the points
Yum. My family enjoyed this one.
Glad you all enjoyed them 🙂
These were amazing, what is the best way to freeze and reheat them?!
Hi Katy, so glad you enjoyed them, I would freeze them in portions you want (so if wanting 2 at a time freeze 2 together, in a small container or ziplock) I’d reheat in oven to crisp them up or air fryer if you have one
Made these for supper tonight. So delicious. Definite do again.
Glad you enjoyed them Jennifer 🙂
If this recipe includes the tortilla and in the Points, just wondering why they aren’t listed in the ingredients?
Hi Deb, that was a typo on my behalf, I have updated it to incl the tortilla’s in the ingredients but I can assure you they are incl in the nutritional info and the freestyle SP value when I built the recipe in the WW App
Family hit! Just left off chili powder and 1/2 cumin and green chilies. Yumm!
Awesome, so glad everyone enjoyed them 🙂
I made these today and they were SO AMAZING!!! Thanks so much for the recipe!!!
So glad you enjoyed them Laura 🙂
Can you tell me what the serving size is? I’m assuming 1
yes 1 taco, if you look at the top of the recipe you will see it serves 14 and makes 14
Hi there! I’m not sure if I missed a comment on this, but where can you find the corn tortillas in Canada? I am in Ontario (GTA) and I find it so hard finding all the good products at our grocery stores!
Hi, I bought mine in the U.S but someone did tell me there are similar ones in Canada I am just not sure where.. maybe jot down the nutri info and compare some
Hi Drizzle! thank you so much for all of your yummy recipes! i’ve made about 9 of them so far, and i loved them all! I made these yesterday, my only complaint was that when they were done, i noticed i never used the green chilli’s yet i bought them because they were on the ingredient list, however in your instructions you never said when to add them so i forgot all about them.. maybe edit and add in there when to add the chilli’s i’m sure i could guess where, but i just followed your recipe verbatim and forgot all about the chilli’s (my fault) Thank you so much! I look forward to trying many many more! 🙂 Have a great day!
Hi Ariane, sorry for the inconvenience, I’m human and make mistakes 🙁 they are added in with the cream mixture and I have since fixed it.. Hopefully you enjoyed them enough to make again and use your chilies 🙂
Oh, my! These were SO good! I accidentally dumped in the whole 4 oz can of chiles instead of just 1 Tb., but they were still amazing!
Haha.. hope you like chiles 🙂 so glad you enjoyed the tacos
These were great! I substituted greek yogurt for sour cream and it still tasted great. I was only able to make 10 tacos so they became 3 Freestyle points, but still great!
Hi Kayleigh, so glad you enjoyed them.. maybe you stuffed yours a little more than I did..
This was a huge hit! Absolutely delicious. In fact, last week I used three of your recipes for dinner each night and all were incredible! Thank you so much for sharing
HI Erica, that is so great to hear! So glad you are enjoying the recipes 🙂
This recipe was such a crowd pleaser!! My kids and husband loved it. I will definitely be making again.
Hi Nicole, so glad everyone enjoyed the tacos 🙂
Where did you get the tortillas??
Hi, these ones were bought in the U.S at Walmart but I mention a similar one you can by in Canada in the post
How many tacos for how many points? Where do you buy small shells?
Hi Tara as mentioned in the recipe they are 2SP each, I bought those shells at Walmart in the U.S, if you read the write up I did mention a brand for Canada as well
Just wondering why the corn was not added in the points calculation? I added it myself but was just curious.
Corn is zero points on freestyle
Could I lower the point value by using greek yogurt instead of sour cream? Love, love, love your recipes. I can’t tell you how many have become my go to’s. Thanks!
Thank you, that is so great to hear 🙂 Honestly, I don’t think by swapping out the sour cream will be enough to change the overall points per taco but you can do the swap out if you prefer 🙂
I like really crispy tacos. I’m wondering how they would do in the air fryer? They look delicious!
I think others have made in the air fryer with success 🙂
Is it necessary to do step #5? Can you make the tacos without warming the tortillas?
Sure, but it does help 🙂
These were a huge hit with my family! My 5 year old even loved them! Thank you for all the great recipes.
Hi Kendra, yay that is so great to hear, I know how picky kids can be 😉
Have been wanting to try these for awhile! Finally made today and am so glad I did! They are delicious! I had trouble getting the sauce to thicken so had to add in some cornstarch but otherwise went smoothly!
Hi Liz, awesome, so glad you enjoyed the tacos 🙂
If you use the WW App they are 3 points in purple following the ingredients above
Hi Lynda I always use the WW app to build my recipes, these are 2 on purple based on my ingredients, maybe you used something different? And make sure you are not entering the nutritional numbers to get your point value as those include zero point foods such as chicken
Can you use low carb flour tortillas?
Sure, you can swap out he tortillas for any you like, I’m not sure on the point change if any though
I loved these! I have been dreaming about them! I was just wondering why mozzarella cheese and not cheddar? Thank you.
Hi Donna, I am so glad you enjoyed them, I used mozza just to go along with the whole “white” chicken chili, but you can swap it out for any cheese 🙂
Looking forward to trying some of your delicious looking meals!! I am a lifetime member and just re-signed back up last week. Was wondering if these can be AirFryer instead of cooked in the oven originally? I am currently without an oven and was thinking of making these tomorrow!
Hi Jen, yes I think these will work well in the air fryer 🙂 I hope you enjoy the recipes!
Do you think these would do well with ground chicken vs shredded? Want to avoid a grocery trip! lol thanks for all your recipes and all you do!!
Hi Amanda, you are very welcome 🙂 I still think they will be just as tasty yes, just a different texture really .. Enjoy 🙂
These are so good. I’ve made them twice now, and they’ll remain a regular in our dinners. They remind me of the frozen quesadillas you can get at Costco that I love ( but obviously are not good for you) so having healthier version is great! I used flour tortillas instead of the corn though and it works perfectly.
Hi Emma, thanks for sharing, I am so glad you are enjoying the tacos, one of my favs too 🙂