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Grilled Chicken Street Tacos

Mouth-watering Mexican grilled chicken layered on corn tortillas with fresh pico de gallo. These are the BEST chicken tacos!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 241kcal
Author: Lauren Allen

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 20-22 mini white corn tortillas , warmed on a skillet*
  • Pico de gallo
  • 1 /2 cup fresh cilantro , chopped
  • fresh lime juice
  • hot sauce , optional (our favorite for Mexican food is Valentina)
  • sour cream , optional

For the Marinade:

  • 4 Tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • Tablespoons ancho chili powder or chipotle chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Make chicken marinade by combining all marinade ingredients in a large ziplock bag. Add chicken thighs. 
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to overnight.
  • Preheat grill over medium-hight heat. Oil the grill with canola oil or spray generously with cooking spray. Remove chicken with marinade and place on hot grill. 
  • Cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side, flipping once (thickest part of the chicken thigh should register about 165 degrees). 
  • Transfer to a plate and allow to rest for a few minutes before chopping into small pieces.
  • Layer two warmed mini corn tortillas together. Top with chopped chicken, pico de gallo, cilantro, hot sauce, and sour cream (optional). Spritz with a little bit of lime juice. Serve immediately.
  • Serve with a side of Mexican Rice or another Mexican side dish.

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Notes

*you don’t have to double-up on the tortillas to serve them. If you choose not to, then you only need about 10-12.
 
Tips for making perfect street tacos are listed above in the post!

Nutrition

Serving: 3tacos | Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 786mg | Potassium: 562mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1475IU | Vitamin C: 10.9mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2.5mg