Creamy Chicken Taco Melts

Creamy Chicken Taco Melts

Need a quick meal prep recipe that is high in protein and delicious? Look no further, these creamy chicken taco melts are the perfect thing to make.

I had leftover canned biscuits and wanted to come up with an original idea that I had never made before. So I searched around on Pinterest and finally decided on little chicken melts. I could have made another bubble up, but I wanted to make something different.

I like to have these on the side of a big salad! I typically enjoy 1-2 in a meal. They are high in protein as well, each melt has 18 grams of protein!

Another great part about this recipe? You only need 5 ingredients!

Creamy Chicken Taco Melts Ingredients:

Chicken Breast: I recommend cooking and shredding this ahead of time 

Fat Free Greek Yogurt and more on the side for dipping: Fat free greek yogurt is a great addition, it adds a creaminess to this recipe but also adds more protein! It is also great on the side for dipping. If you do not want to use this, you can use fat free or light sour cream

Salsa: I personally like the Tostitos brand.. Don’t ask me why but it is my favorite. But any brand will work but I recommend a red salsa! 

Canned biscuits: I used the biscuits from Aldi, but Pillsbury are also perfect to use, they are about 170 calories per biscuit, 1 biscuit makes one taco melt.

Taco spices: Cumin, chili powder, paprika: I like to make my own taco seasoning, the premade taco seasoning has added sugar to it which I find unnecessary. 

How to make the creamy chicken taco melts:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2. In a large bowl combine greek yogurt, chicken breast, spices, and salsa
  3. Microwave and stir every 30 seconds for a total of 60-90 seconds
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray
  5. Take each biscuit and flatten them with a mini rolling pin into 6-inch discs. Be careful that they do not stick to the counter.
  6. Spoon 1-2 tbsp of the chicken mixture and sprinkle with about 1 tbsp of cheese
  7. Fold the dough in half and press with a fork to seal, make sure there are no openings
  8. Place on the baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown
  9. Serve with more plain greek yogurt on the side for dipping. You can also use light sour cream

This is the perfect recipe for taco and cheese lovers, and it is also kid friendly so everyone is happy.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the serving size for the creamy chicken taco melts?

One taco melt, but they are pretty big! You can definitely have two if you want to, they go great on the side of a big salad! 

What is the nutrition information for the creamy chicken taco melts?

One creamy chicken taco melt is 244 calories, 17.7 grams of protein, 27.4 grams of carbs, and 6.7 grams of fat. You can find this in My Fitness Pal by searching HNFit Creamy Chicken Taco Melts.

Why do you add greek yogurt to the creamy chicken taco melts?

It adds the creaminess to this recipe and also adds more protein. Even if you do not like greek yogurt I highly recommend giving it a try, it is just like adding sour cream to a taco!

What is a recipe you can make with leftover biscuit dough?

These creamy chicken taco melts are perfect if you have leftover canned biscuit dough to use. I had about half of a can left from my bubble up bake and I did not want to make another bubble up so this was the perfect recipe to make.

How do you flatten out the biscuit?

In order to make these into little hand pies it is important that you roll out the biscuit, I used a mini rolling pin but you could also just use your hands. If you do use a rolling pin just be careful because it will be a bit sticky and you do not want it sticking to the counter or the rolling pin so do not press too hard!

creamy chicken taco melts

If you like this recipe you will also like our chicken pot pie casserole.

Yield: 8

Creamy Chicken Taco Melts

Need a quick meal prep recipe that is high in protein and delicious? Look no further, these creamy chicken taco melts are the perfect thing to make.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cooked chicken breast, shredded (about 12 ounces cooked)
  • ½ cup fat free plain greek yogurt (112 grams)
  • 12 tbsp cup salsa (180 grams)
  • 1 can (16.3-ounces) Pillsbury® Grands!® Biscuits (8 biscuits)
  • 1/2 cup fat free shredded cheddar cheese (56 grams)
  • Plain greek yogurt for dipping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2. In a large bowl combine greek yogurt, chicken breast, spices, and salsa
  3. If the chicken has been chilled, microwave and stir every 30 seconds for a total of 60 seconds
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray
  5. Take each biscuit and flatten them with a mini rolling pin into 6-inch discs. Be careful that they do not stick to the counter.
  6. Spoon 1-2 tbsp of the chicken mixture and sprinkle with about 1 tbsp of cheese
  7. Fold the dough in half and press with a fork to seal, make sure there are no openings
  8. Place on the baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown
  9. Serve with more plain greek yogurt on the side for dipping. You can also use light sour cream

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1 taco melt

Amount Per Serving Calories 244Total Fat 6.7gSaturated Fat 4.2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 32.1mgSodium 817.9mgCarbohydrates 27.4gFiber 2.8gSugar 5.2gProtein 17.7g

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