Trader Joe's Orange Chicken Tacos America's best food blog

Trader Joe’s Orange Chicken Tacos: Mandarin orange chicken is my favorite product from Trader Joe’s. It must be the favorite of a LOT of people because it’s their top selling frozen item. I asked my kids what I should make with the bag we had in the freezer and my son suggested we make Trader Joe’s Orange Chicken Tacos. I thought that was a fantastic idea so I picked up some fresh vegetables to go with it and we made some DELICIOUS tacos!

Trader Joe's Orange Chicken Tacos America's best food blog

There is really no recipe for this, I cooked the Mandarin orange chicken according to the directions on the package for heating in the oven. The chicken comes with two packets of sweet sauce to pour over the chicken, I drizzle a little sriracha over my tacos to have some spice to balance the sweetness.

My Green Apple Slaw recipe would be delicious on this Mandarin orange chicken taco, here’s the recipe:

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A mixture of fresh, chopped vegetables, lettuce, cabbage, jalapenos, some salsa and avocado on corn or flour tortillas makes this a great DIY meal for the family. I fried some corn tortillas to make my own crispy taco shells.

Trader Joe's Orange Chicken Tacos America's best food blog

Each person can add whatever they like to their tacos in whatever quantity they want. If you like cilantro, pile it on…if not, leave it off. It’s totally up to you. I added crisp radishes, scallions and cucumbers on my crispy orange chicken tacos as well as ALL of the toppings listed above. A squeeze of fresh lime juice adds a nice bit of sour to counter the sweet sauce.

Trader Joe's Orange Chicken Tacos America's best food blog

This makes an incredibly easy dinner. I lined a sheet pan with aluminum foil for easy clean up, for me that’s half the battle. The idea of scrubbing pots and pans after a meal can be a real deterrent to getting dinner on the table so I try to take steps to make clean up easy.

I use these half sheet pans almost every day in the kitchen for recipes like this and for baking cookies. I even use them in the refrigerator under meat to catch any drips

Here’s another DELICIOUS recipe using Trader Joe’s Mandarin Orange chicken

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This post is NOT sponsored, I just really like this product and use it all the time. The kids gave me tons of great ideas for Trader Joe’s Mandarin Orange Chicken so stay tuned for more recipes.

Do you shop at Trader Joe’s? What’s your FAVORITE TJ’s product? Let me know in the comments below!

Trader Joe’s Orange Chicken Tacos

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9 Comments on Trader Joe’s Orange Chicken Tacos

  1. Rach's Recipes
    April 12, 2016 at 4:32 am (8 years ago)

    My entire family loves orange chicken. This is definitely going to be part of Sunday night’s special dinner. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    • Demetra Overton
      April 12, 2016 at 10:54 am (8 years ago)

      We love orange chicken in our house too. I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe, I’d love to see a picture of your recipe when you make it

    April 11, 2016 at 5:04 pm (8 years ago)

    Just found your blog and I am loving it. Wish I lived in Atlanta! I may have to take a special trip to Trader Joes to try these nachos.

    • Demetra Overton
      April 12, 2016 at 1:45 am (8 years ago)

      Hi Tanya, I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying my blog. here’s a link to Trader Joe’s store locator there may be one near you

  3. Charlotte
    April 2, 2016 at 4:58 pm (8 years ago)

    Yummy ! cannot wait to try them! My kids will love these so much. I will try the best. Now I can change my menu regularly for my family, esp. for my kids. Thank you 🙂

    • Demetra Overton
      April 2, 2016 at 8:55 pm (8 years ago)

      It’s my pleasure Charlotte! Thank you so much for reading

  4. jennai
    April 2, 2016 at 6:33 am (8 years ago)

    SOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED about this!!!! And this post is equally amazing!

    • Demetra Overton
      April 2, 2016 at 8:54 pm (8 years ago)

      Thanks so much Jennai! I appreciate your comments


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