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The Most Amazing Chicken and Shrimp Tacos

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Shrimp and Chicken Tacos are crowd pleasers whether you’re tailgating or staying on home turf.

It’s tailgating season—are you ready to party?! I have a super-delicious recipe that we all love and it’s an easy fix for football Saturdays. Besides liking the raves I get from our friends, I like fixing Shrimp and Chicken Tacos because
they’re a nice diversion from the beef we often have. Thanks for making those kudos possible, Old El Paso, and thanks for sponsoring this post!

The Most Amazing Chicken and Shrimp Tacos

I grew up in the Midwest, where high school football Fridays are THE thing. My mom teaches school and she always likes to support her students by going to the games.

Chicken and Shrimp Taco Recipe

That means I was going to pep rallies and enjoying the marching band long before I was old enough to hang out with my own friends. I think the excitement of those Friday nights left me with a permanent appetite for game frenzy. And the scent of football mums.

And awesome game-night food.

Old El Paso Flour Boats

Except nowadays I’m not following a high school team as my boys are still too young to play. But, there’s this great nearby college team…and we have a pro team we root for, too.

Veggie, Shrimp and Chicken Tacos

So, football Fridays are now football Saturdays and I’m the one taking the tailgating snacks. Life is busy so it’s gotta be a simple fix but it’s gotta taste great.

Sauce for Shrimp Tacos

These Shrimp and Chicken Tacos are real crowd pleasers. You prep everything before you get to the game and then just throw the skewers on the grill when you get there. Set everything up like a little assembly line and let everyone build their own tacos.

What to Put in Taco Boats

Pick up Old El Paso Mini Soft Stand ‘n Stuff Flour Tortilla Taco Boats and an Old El Paso Stand ‘n Stuff Taco Dinner Kit along with the other fixings when you run to Walmart. Don’t forget paper plates, cups, and napkins, too says the voice of experience.

Mini Taco Boat Flour Tortillas

Use the Old El Paso Stand ‘n Stuff Taco Dinner Kit for seasoning, then top them with pineapple salsa and the sauce and cotija. Yum!

Old El Paso Dinner Kit

The next time you meet the gang for football Friday or Saturday, make some of these amazing Shrimp and Chicken Tacos. Whether you’re tailgating or staying on home turf, all that delicious flavor with very little time spent in the kitchen is guaranteed to win points!

Shrimp and Chicken Tacos


The Most Amazing Chicken and Shrimp Tacos

  • Author: Layne Henderson


  • 24 shrimp, peeled, deveined and tails removed
  • 1 ½ chicken breasts, diced into 1 inch cubes
  • Old El Paso Mini Soft Stand ‘n Stuff
  • Flour Tortilla Taco Boats, 12 count
  • Old El Paso Stand ‘n Stuff Taco Dinner Kit
  • shredded cabbage
  • 16 ounces sour cream
  • pineapple salsa (recipe below)
  • 2 limes
  • olive oil

Easy Pineapple Salsa

  • 1 small pineapple, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 2 red peppers
  • ½ red onion
  • ½ jalapeno
  • 1 lime
  • 1 small handful of cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. In large bowl, toss shrimp and cubed chicken with 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning from the Old El Paso Stand ‘N Stuff Taco Dinner Kit, juice from 1 lime and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.  Reserve rest of seasoning.
  2. Skewer shrimp and chicken, but keep meats separate on their own skewers.
  3. Preheat a grill over high heat.  Once grill has reached 600 degrees for 5 minutes, reduce heat to medium and place skewers on grill.  Cook shrimp for about 2 minutes on each side until they turn pink and are cooked through.
  4. Continue cooking chicken, rotating every few minutes until it reaches an internal temp of 165.
  5. Remove from grill and let rest.
  6. Place mini taco boats and corn shells on a baking pan and heat at 350 for about 4-5 minutes.  (Flip boats over half way through and cook until golden brown.)
  7. To make sauce, mix sour cream with juice from 1 lime, the rest of the taco seasoning and the taco sauce.
  8. To assemble tacos, place cabbage in bottom of the taco boats, top with shrimp, pineapple salsa and cotija cheese.  Drizzle with sauce.
  9. For chicken tacos, place cabbage in bottom of corn shell, add chicken; top with pineapple salsa, sauce and cotija cheese.

Easy Pineapple Salsa

  1. Dice red pepper and red onion same size (or smaller) as pineapple.
  2. Finely chop jalapeno and cilantro.
  3. Pour into bowl; toss with lime juice and salt.

Layne Henderson

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men, she's in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara.