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Chicken Taco Melts

Flavorful and ready-to-bake Pillsbury Grands Biscuits are filled with a delicious chicken taco mixture and shredded cheeses in this Chicken Taco Melt recipe. It’s so easy to make using leftover chicken and is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner.

If you love this easy chicken taco recipe you should also try my Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken Tacos Recipe and these easy Shredded Buffalo Chicken Tacos.

Chicken Taco Melts

Dear September,

How about you slow down a bit. M’kay? Sphanx.

Back to school, back to dance, back to gymnastics, back to soccer… back, back, baaack!!!

You and I discussed this back-to-school schedule not very long ago, and instead of it getting easier, it just keeps getting busier! (That rhymed…ahem.)

After running around from one practice to the next, and then another, by the time we get home, everyone is tired and hungry. I don’t know about your family, but around here, hungry means, give me food NOW! That’s what they (husband and 4-year old) chant as soon as we enter the house. As barbaric as that sounds, it is the truth, my dears. Nobody wants to wait for me to cook for an hour and then finally sit down to eat.

Chicken Taco Melts with Pillsbury Biscuits

Pillsbury Biscuits Make These Taco Melts So Easy To Make

Luckily, when it comes to serving dinner, I am always prepared. Also, lucky for me, I always have a stash (no, seriously, it’s.a.STASH) of Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits in our deep freezer. They are my go-to-pal for things like Caprese Pizza Rolls and Jelly Donut Holes. Apart from the convenience, we are huge fans of the Pillsbury Biscuits because they are very soft and SO flavorful, they taste just as good as any homemade biscuit that I have ever tried.

This Easy Dinner Recipe Is Perfect For Using Up Leftover Chicken 

Working off Pillsbury’s recipe for Easy Taco Melts, I recently made these Chicken Taco Melts for dinner one night and I had to pop open one more Grands! tube because my husband could not get enough of them. We had some chicken dinner the night before and this was the perfect meal to make with the leftovers. As expected, this turned out to be a fantastic dish – rich, spicy, delicious, and filling. What more do you need!

Chicken Taco Melts

What Else Can You Make With Pillsbury Biscuits? 

I’ve been inspired by all of the Pillsbury Recipes and we are definitely looking forward to trying the Grands! Grilled Cheese Sandwiches next. And those Grands! Unsloppy Joes!! Don’t they sound amazing? I Love ’em!

Which recipe do you want to try?!

I think you should start with these Chicken Taco Melts. They really were extremely delicious and they only took about 30 minutes to make, from start to finish.


Chicken Taco Melts

Katerina | Diethood
These Chicken Taco Melts are so easy to make using leftover chicken and ready-to-bake Pillsbury Grands Biscuits. They're perfect for a quick lunch or dinner, and even kids will love them!
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Servings : 4 Servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 cooked chicken breast , shredded
  • 1 can (14.5-ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can (16.3-ounces) Pillsbury® Grands!® Biscuits
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • sour cream


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Lightly grease a skillet with cooking spray and set over medium heat.
  • Add shredded chicken, diced tomatoes and taco seasoning mix.
  • Stir and cook until heated through; about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and grease with cooking spray.
  • Flatten each biscuit dough with the palm of your hands into a 6-inch disc.
  • Spoon 1/3 cup chicken mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese onto center of each disc.
  • Fold dough in half over filling; press to seal.
  • Place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 11 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Serve with a side of sour cream.


Calories: 213 kcal | Carbohydrates: 7 g | Protein: 21 g | Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Cholesterol: 60 mg | Sodium: 343 mg | Potassium: 166 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 209 IU | Calcium: 224 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 6 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken taco melts, chicken taco recipe, easy dinner idea, easy taco recipe, pillsbury biscuit recipe, pillsbury recipe, quick lunch idea, taco pockets, taco recipes
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17 comments on “Chicken Taco Melts”

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi! I normally will take them out the night before and place them in the fridge. Then, the next day, I just leave them on the counter for a few minutes before using. I should tell you that one time one of those cans decided to explode in the freezer. Since then, I’ve been putting the cans in plastic ziploc bags before placing them in the freezer. 🙂

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi, Ann! No, I haven’t tried that, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. As soon as they cool down, pop them in the freezer, (wrapped up, of course) and it should be fine.

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      HI!! 🙂

      I don’t freeze the biscuits, but I do keep them in the refrigerator. However, if I was to freeze them, then, yes, I would thaw them before using.

      Hope that helps!

  1. I too.. keep a stash of these, but I never thought to make them like this.. I just made some with cream cheese, but I’ll have to try them this way:)

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Elizabeth!! With cream cheese?! YUMMO!! You have to give these a try, as well. They were SO GOOD!

  2. not only do these look great and fill that “give me food now!” hunger, they are also warm and satisfying for cooler days…

  3. I love fast and easy food like this. You know it’s going to make the kids happy so it’s a winner out of the gate. 🙂

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    Lora @cakeduchess

    I agree-flying by too quickly! This is fun. This is easy…so nice for a quick and tasty dinner idea. 🙂

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    This is one those genius things that was invented. I make a version of this for the boys lunch and they love it, will surely try your version.

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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

    I need to get a stash of these biscuits into my house! This recipe looks great!

  7. I haven’t tried these tube biscuits in years but you came up with an innovative use in these hand pies.

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