Dropping Off Meals for New Parents | Easy Chicken Tacos Recipe

After having my first child, I felt so thankful to friends and family who came and visited bearing gifts of prepared meals. Between breastfeeding and let’s see… more breastfeeding, there was no time for anything else!


Drop off this ready-to-eat meal for family and friends with new babies. It’s easy to make and it will provide them with several hot meals!

Just by popping the food dishes we received straight into the oven or microwave, my husband and I could eat lots of hot meals with very little work.  It was a blessing I tell you!

Our favorite dish came from one of our family members, Terri, who dropped off shredded chicken tacos and everything we needed to go with it.

Not only was it delicious, but we were able to get two dinners and two lunches out of it which was awesome because those were four meals we didn’t have to worry about at all.

I asked Terri for her chicken tacos recipe, and she happily shared it with me. Thanks Terri!



  • rotisserie chicken
  • onion
  • garlic
  • cilantro
  • 16 oz. jar of salsa
  • shredded cheese
  • flour tortillas


Shred the rotisserie chicken into pieces and set aside. Dice the onion and sauté it in a pan with 1 tsp of minced garlic on medium heat. Add chopped cilantro, salsa and shredded chicken to pan and cook until hot. Serve with tortillas and cheese. Easy peasy!

Make this dish and drop it off with a bag of cheese and a bag of tortillas at the home of a friend or family member with a new baby for a ready-to-eat meal they can enjoy multiple times. If you want, you can also throw in some cervezas!

New parents probably don’t need another outfit for the baby, but Mommy and Daddy definitely need nourishment. Give them the gift of ready-to-eat meals whether you cook it yourself or do takeout from their favorite restaurant.

Hold puppies, kittens, and babies anytime you get the chance.  – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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