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Chicken Street Tacos

These Chicken Street Tacos are reminiscent of the tacos you'd find in your travels! Soft tortillas piled high with deliciously seasoned chicken and fresh toppings. A quick, easy and fun weeknight meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Marinating time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 403kcal

Ingredients

For the chicken

  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken thighs skinless and boneless
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pepper or to taste

For the tacos

  • 6 soft tortillas small or medium
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • cilantro chopped
  • tomatoes chopped
  • sour cream

Instructions

  • Prep the Chicken: Wash and dry the chicken thighs. Put them into a large resealable freezer bag.
  • Marinate Chicken: Add the cumin, paprika, oregano, garlic, lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper to the bag with the chicken. Seal the bag and squeeze it to spread all the ingredients around. Marinate for at least 1 hour.
  • Cook the Chicken: Option 1: Grill the chicken. Preheat the grill over medium-high heat for 10 minutes. Grill the thighs for 3-4 minutes per side until cooked through. Let the chicken rest for 3 minutes. Roughly chop it into small pieces or shred it with 2 forks.
  • Option 2: Bake the chicken. Preheat the oven to 425F. Place the chicken on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cooked through. Let the chicken rest for 3 minutes. Roughly chop it into small pieces or shred it with 2 forks.
  • Finish & Serve: Warm up the tortillas, either in the microwave or individually toasted in a skillet, and assemble your tacos (you can use two tortillas layered for a more authentic "street taco") and pile on the toppings.

Notes

  1. Nutritional information includes tortillas and toppings.
  2. Store leftover chicken and toppings separately in airtight containers in the fridge, the chicken will keep for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1taco | Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 478mg | Potassium: 425mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 297IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg