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Grilled Chicken Street Tacos

28 Grilled Chicken Street Tacos

Grilled Chicken Street Tacos

Mouth-watering Mexican grilled chicken layered on corn tortillas with fresh pico de gallo. These are the BEST chicken tacos!

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
  • 1½ Tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1½ 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.

Recipe adapted from this tastesbetterfromscratch.com/grilled-chicken-street-tacos/.