Grilled Chicken Street Tacos

Grilled Chicken Street Tacos
Grilled Chicken Street Tacos

Grilled Chicken Street Tacos

One of the best taco recipes out there! Chicken thighs are soaked in a bright well seasoned marinade and grilled to perfection (you'll be fighting over those little charred crispy pieces). These chicken street tacos are so flavorful and so easy to make. I frequently serve these chicken tacos to guests and they always get compliments!

Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 lbs trimmed boneless skinless chicken thighs
  2. 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  3. 1/4 cup olive oil
  4. 3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  5. 2 tsp ground cumin
  6. 1 1/4 tsp ancho chili powder
  7. 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  8. Salt and freshly ground black pepper
For serving
  1. 12 mini corn taco shells, warmed (double up if desired)
  2. 1 large avocado,* cored and sliced
  3. 1 small red or yellow onion, chopped
  4. 3 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  5. Lime wedges, for serving (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add chicken to a gallon size resealable bag. In a small bowl whisk together lime juice, olive oil, garlic, cumin chili powder, cilantro, 1 tsp salt and 3/4 tsp pepper.
  2. Pour mixture over chicken in bag then seal bag while releasing an trapped air. Rub marinade over chicken. Transfer to refrigerator and allow to marinate at least 1 hour and up to 6 hours
  3. Preheat a grill over medium-high heat (it should come to 425 - 450 degrees). 
  4. Remove chicken from marinade and grill until chicken has cooked through , turning once halfway through grilling, about 5 - 6 minutes per side (thickest center should register 165 and thighs should be slightly charred). 
  5. Transfer to a plate, cover with foil and let rest 5 minutes.
  6. Dice grilled chicken into cubes. Sprinkle chicken over 1 or 2 tortillas per taco then add an avocado slice, diced chicken, onions and cilantro. 
  7. Serve warm, spritzing each taco with lime juice and drizzling with hot sauce.