Grilled Chicken Tacos
These delicious grilled chicken tacos are the perfect quick and easy summer dinner! They're packed with freshness, citrus, and just the slightest kick of heat-- not to mention a bit of smoke flavor from the grill. This is a meal the entire family will love!
For the Chicken
- 1 Chicken Leg Quarter (or substitute 2 breasts or thighs)
- 1/2 lime, juiced (about 1 tsp)
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp prepared taco seasoning* (or homemade, if that's your thing)
- 1 tsp Chipolte Lime seasoning* (or sub another tsp of taco seasoning)
For Garnish (all optional)
- 6 street taco sized flour tortillas
- 1 lime (cut into wedges)
- cotija cheese
- avocado slices
- hot sauce
- sour cream
- parsley or cilantro
Grill the Chicken
Preheat your grill to 500°F.
Grill the chicken over medium high heat, flipping it ever 3-4 minutes to ensure it cooks evenly all around. Be careful-- the oil in the marinate may cause the flames to flare up. Use long tongs to move the chicken! (Note: the oil will also cause the skin on the outside of the chicken to char. It will become blackened and may look burnt-- don't worry. It's supposed to!)
Approximate Cook Times: Bonless Chicken Breasts (10 minutes), Bone-In Chicken Thighs (20 minutes), Bone-In Chicken Leg Quarters (25 minutes.
Optional: Grill tortillas over medium-high heat for 15 seconds per side. A warm grilled tortilla will make your taocs extra delicous!
Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 56IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg