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Quick and Simple Mexican Chicken Taco

Mexican Chicken Tacos

These easy Mexican Chicken Tacos are a quick and simple grilled chicken taco recipe your family will love.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Marinating time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 179kcal
Author: Mariam E.

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless thick chicken breasts cut in half horizontally
  • 8 taco corn tortillas

MARINADE

  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp agave
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

TOPPINGS

  • Pico de gallo
  • Corn optional
  • Guacamole

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together ingredients for the marinade. Add marinade and chicken to a ziplock bag. Seal the bag and refrigerate for 30 minutes, up to 3 hours.
  • Heat grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Cook chicken for approximately 4 to 5 minutes on each side until cooked through. Remove from heat and slice into long strips.
  • Cook tortillas on the grill for approximately 30 seconds on each side.
  • To assemble the tacos, add chicken, pico de gallo, corn, and guacamole to the tortillas. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro.

Notes

  • Use fresh lime juice. It has a robust flavor and you'll notice the difference. 
  • Cut the chicken so it's an even thickness so that it cooks evenly.
  • Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before slicing it. This will help the chicken to get nice and juicy.
  • Warm the tortillas before filling them. This helps them to become more pliable and easier to wrap.
  • You can top these with many different optional toppings like sour cream, salsa, red onion, green onion, or even jalapeños.

Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.8g | Protein: 15.3g | Fat: 2.9g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 1086mg | Fiber: 3.4g | Sugar: 0.9g
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