Grilled Chicken Street Tacos

By: Pain Management Center of Houston | Published 12/11/2020


Looking for your next Taco Tuesday Treat?! This recipe for Grilled Chicken Street Tacos will totally trump the others. Paired with an iced margarita – need we say more?

Ingredients – Grilled Chicken Street Tacos
1 1/2 lbs trimmed boneless skinless chicken thighs
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
2 tsp ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp ancho chili powder
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
12 mini corn taco shells, warmed (double up if desired)
1 large avocado,* cored and sliced
1 small red or yellow onion, chopped
3 Tbsp chopped cilantro
Lime wedges, for serving (optional)


  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.
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