Autumn-Spiced Cheddar Chicken Tacos with Apples

Crisp apple slices, cinnamon, and nutmeg join classic taco seasonings to make an autumn flavored treat you can enjoy all year round.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • half small red onion, diced
  • 4 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups Crystal Farms Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • to taste salt
  • to taste black pepper
  • 1 to 2 apples, cored and diced or very thinly sliced
  • orange or lemon juice
  • small tortillas
Recommended Crystal Farms Product Substitutions: Crystal Farms Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add onion and stir to coat. Saute, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until onion is nicely softened. Do not let the onion brown.
  • Fold in chicken. Sprinkle with cumin, chili powder, cinnamon, garlic powder, and nutmeg, and fold to incorporate. Stir in water and let simmer, stirring occasionally.
  • When water is no longer present, stir in your desired amount of cheese. One cup will give you a silky texture, nicely flavored with cheddar. Two cups will give a bit more of a chewy-cheesy texture, with a more prominent cheddar flavor. Once cheese has melted, taste test and add salt and pepper as desired.
  • While chicken is simmering, toss diced apples with a teaspoon or two of orange juice, just enough to coat the apple pieces. This will keep the apples from browning, plus add a nice fresh tangy flavor.
  • Serve with small tortillas, plus any additional condiments that you like.
Recipe Courtesy of: Brenda