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Grilled Chicken Tacos with Guacamole. Marinated grilled chicken with fresh lime and Mexican spices topped with pico de gallo and fresh guacamole. The best grilled chicken tacos! www.modernhoney.com #tacos #tacotuesday #chickentacos

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Guacamole

Marinated grilled chicken with fresh lime and Mexican spices topped with pico de gallo and fresh guacamole 

It is TACO TUESDAY so I am sharing an easy grilled chicken taco recipe that we love in our home. Anytime I tell my kids and husband that I am making tacos, they come running home.

It is all about juicy, marinated chicken topped with fresh lime guacamole and vibrant pico de gallo. It all starts with chicken breast, chicken tenderloins, or chicken thighs. Since we want juicy, flavorful chicken, we want to marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes but two hours is ideal. The marinade is made with oil, freshly squeezed lime juice, chili powder, cumin, garlic, salt, and pepper.

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Guacamole. Marinated grilled chicken with fresh lime and Mexican spices topped with pico de gallo and fresh guacamole. The best grilled chicken tacos! www.modernhoney.com #tacos #tacotuesday #chickentacos

What ingredients are in Pico de Gallo?

Pico de gallo is a super simple salsa made of fresh ingredients. It is made by combining chopped roma tomatoes, white onion, cilantro, jalapeno, and salt. You can even buy fresh pico de gallo in your local grocery store in the produce section.

What ingredients are in Guacamole?

The homemade guacamole is so easy to whip up! My signature guacamole includes avocados, finely diced white onions, cilantro, lime juice, garlic powder, salt, and a touch of jalapeno. 7-ingredient guacamole is all you need. But if time is not on your side or your avocados are as hard as rocks, then you can pick some up at the grocery store and save yourself a step!

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Guacamole. Marinated grilled chicken with fresh lime and Mexican spices topped with pico de gallo and fresh guacamole. The best grilled chicken tacos! www.modernhoney.com #tacos #tacotuesday #chickentacos

These Grilled Chicken Tacos with Pico de Gallo and Guacamole can be made on flour or corn tortillas, depending on preference. I like to make them small so I usually pick up the street taco-sized tortillas at the store. Whatever you do…make sure to heat up the tortillas ahead of time to make them pliable so they don’t split once you fold them.

If you don’t have a grill or it is just way too cold to go outside, you can cook these on an indoor skillet as well. I will include the directions in the recipe below.

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Guacamole. Marinated grilled chicken with fresh lime and Mexican spices topped with pico de gallo and fresh guacamole. The best grilled chicken tacos! www.modernhoney.com #tacos #tacotuesday #chickentacos

How to make the Best Grilled Chicken Tacos:

  1. Place your chicken in a large gallon-sized Ziploc bag and add the marinade ingredients. Place in the refrigerator and let chill for at least 30 minutes to allow the marinade time to work. I prefer to marinate it for at least 2 hours before grilling the chicken.
  2. You can make the pico de gallo and guacamole ahead of time. A little tip to keep the guacamole from turning brown is to use a good amount of lime juice and to keep the avocado pit in the bowl of guacamole until ready to serve.
  3. Preheat grill to medium heat. Brush grill with oil to prevent sticking. Place chicken on the grill and cook for approximately 5 – 6 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of chicken. The internal temperature of the chicken should reach 165 degrees. Remove chicken from grill and let rest for 5 minutes. Then cut into bite-size pieces.
  4. Heat the tortillas by placing a small amount of oil in a pan and heating the tortillas for about 1 minute per side, or until pliable.
  5. Fill each tortilla with chicken and then top with pico de gallo and guacamole. May use fresh avocado, cilantro, cotija cheese, and Mexican crema as well.

If you love tacos, check out these popular taco recipes:

Mexican Street Corn Chicken Tacos

Grilled Steak Tacos

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Guacamole. Marinated grilled chicken with fresh lime and Mexican spices topped with pico de gallo and fresh guacamole. The best grilled chicken tacos! www.modernhoney.com #tacos #tacotuesday #chickentacos

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Grilled Chicken Tacos with Guacamole

By: Modern Honey® - www.modernhoney.com
Grilled Chicken Tacos with Guacamole. Marinated grilled chicken with fresh lime and Mexican spices topped with pico de gallo and fresh guacamole. The best grilled chicken tacos!
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients  

Chicken Marinade:

  • 1 1/2 to 2 lbs. Chicken Breast or Thighs
  • 1/4 cup Canola or Vegetable Oil (may use more)
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper

Guacamole:

  • 3 Avocados
  • 1/4 cup White Onion (finely diced)
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro Leaves (chopped and tightly packed)
  • 1/2 Jalapeno (finely diced)
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder (optional)

Pico de Gallo (roma tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeno, salt)

    Garnish:

    • 6 to 12 Small Flour or Corn Tortillas
    • Cotija Cheese, Mexican Crema, Cilantro (optional)

    Instructions 

    Chicken Marinade:

    • In a bowl, stir together oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Pierce chicken breasts with a fork. Place in a large Ziploc bag. Pour marinade over chicken. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes. 4 - 5 hours is ideal.
    • Preheat grill to medium heat. Brush grill with oil to prevent sticking. Place chicken on the grill. Cook for approximately 5 - 6 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of chicken. The internal temperature of the chicken should reach 165 degrees. Let rest for 5 minutes. Cut into bite-size pieces.

    Guacamole:

    • In a medium bowl, lightly mash avocados with a fork, leaving chunks, if so desired. Add diced onions, cilantro, jalapeno. Drizzle with fresh lime juice. Sprinkle salt and garlic powder. Stir. Taste and add more salt as needed. I tend to like my guacamole with some flavor so I add a little extra salt.

    Assembling Tacos:

    • Heat skillet over medium heat and add a little oil to the skillet. Add tortillas and cook for about 1 minute per side or until pliable.
    • Fill each tortilla with chicken. Top with pico de gallo and guacamole. Top with cotija cheese and Mexican cheese, if so desired.

    Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

    Additional Info

    Course: Lunch or Dinner
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Servings: 6
    Keyword: grilled chicken tacos, grilled chicken tacos with guacamole
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