Easy & Delicious Grilled Chicken Tacos

Eva Amurri shares an Easy & Delicious Grilled Chicken Tacos recipe

We’ve been cooking most of our meals outside recently, on the grill, and I had forgotten how easy and awesome this time of year is for making amazing meals without a lot of prep or mess. I especially love grilling meats, fish, and shrimp, and keeping leftovers to throw over a delicious salad the next day for lunch. That’s about as close to traditional “meal prep” as I get LOL, but I think covering two meals with one cleanup is pretty good! Ian and I have been super into tacos recently, because the kids love them too, and there are so many ways we can dress them up with things we’ll already have on hand in the fridge or pantry. 

We made the easiest and most delicious Grilled Chicken Tacos the other day, and I knew I had to share the recipe with you! Marlowe had our neighbor over for a playdate and the girls were eating them in the backyard like there was no tomorrow. Marlowe’s exact words “I love these, Mom. I even like the sauce!” Ha! 

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Ian taught me the best trick for tacos. If you’re using a flour tortilla, make sure to grill them on the burners on your stove first! You can put the flame on medium, put the tortilla directly on the burner over the open flame, and flip after 15 seconds or so. Make sure to watch them carefully so they don’t burn–-and use tongs to flip them so YOU don’t get burned! I love the amazing toastiness this method gives the taco. Top your tacos with a generous squeeze of lime and some cilantro for my favorite way!

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Ingredients…

(Serves 4)

For the Marinade…

For the Tacos…

Step by Step...

Step 1

Prepare Marinade

Mix together the oil, lime juice, lime zest, chopped cilantro, and spices together, and stir until well combined.

Step 2

Refrigerate

Place the chicken thighs inside a ziplock bag and add the marinade on top, shaking it gently until the chicken is fully coated. Seal it shut and refrigerate for anywhere between 30 minutes and overnight.

Step 3

Grill

Turn on your grill and allow it to preheat while you remove the chicken from the fridge. Once the grill is piping hot, add your chicken using tongs and cook on one side for about 7-8 minutes. 

Step 4

Flip

Next, flip and cook the other side for another 7-8 minutes, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.

Step 5

Assemble

Assemble your tacos, serve, and enjoy!

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Eva Amurri shares an Easy & Delicious Grilled Chicken Tacos recipe

Grilled Chicken Tacos

We made the most delicious and simple grilled chicken tacos the other day, and I knew I had to share the recipe with you! Marlowe had our neighbor over for a playdate and the girls were eating them in the backyard like there was no tomorrow. Marlowe's exact words "I love these, Mom. I even like the sauce!" Ha! 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Marinating Time 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 179 kcal

Equipment

  • Grill or Grill Pan

Ingredients

For the Marinade...

For the Tacos...

Instructions
 

  • Mix together the oil, lime juice, lime zest, chopped cilantro, and spices together, and stir until well combined.
  • Place the chicken thighs inside a ziplock bag and add the marinade on top, shaking it gently until the chicken is fully coated. Seal it shut and refridgerate for anywhere between 30 minutes and overnight.
  • Turn on your grill and allow it to preheat while you remove the chicken from the fridge. Once the grill is piping hot, add your chicken using tongs and cook on one side for about 7-8 minutes. 
  • Next, flip and cook the other side for another 7-8 minutes, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  • Assemble your tacos, serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Chicken Tacos
Amount Per Serving (2 tacos)
Calories 179 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 684mg30%
Potassium 329mg9%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 64IU1%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Chicken, Grilled, summer, Tacos
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Eva Amurri shares an Easy & Delicious Grilled Chicken Tacos recipe


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