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Grilled Chipotle Chicken Tacos recipeWhen I think of street food, I immediately think of tacos. Probably because the only time I have ever eaten from a food truck, it happened to be a taco truck. I have a thing about food trucks – I love the idea of them, some of the food that comes out of them is nothing less than amazing, but do not enjoy the fact that you do not have a place to sit and enjoy your meal. I like to sit at a table and not have my food in my lap or make a huge mess. My husband gets lunch from the food trucks outside of his building and by the time he gets it back up to his office, it can be soggy and lukewarm; no where near the way that it was intended to be served. When I know that I am going to be eating something delicious, I want it to be the way the cook intended it to be eaten. Hot, crispy, crunchy, you get where I am going, right?

To combat my issue, I like to make my favorite street foods at home. I could eat tacos every night of the week and never get tired of them. I make so many different kinds of tacos, traditional chicken or beef, veggie, fish, even buffalo. You can get so creative with tacos, one of the best tacos I have ever eaten was a garlic and lobster taco in Mexico, I still dream about it. In the summer, I like to cook outside as much as I can because my kitchen gets so hot when I turn on the oven. I made these grilled chicken tacos a few nights ago, and they were so good. The chicken is marinated in a citrus and chipotle marinade and grilled. I made a quick slaw to go on top and it adds crunch and a little tang. I grilled the tortillas to warm them through. They got smoky char marks and the cheese melted and got gooey from the heat. These will be on heavy rotation from now on. Especially since I had all of the ingredients on hand when I decided to make them. Win-win.

If you like it spicy, add more chipotle. I went easy on them since I was serving this to my children too.

Grilled Chipotle Chicken Tacos recipeJuice of one orange
Juice of one lime
2 cloves chopped garlic
3 Tablespoons chipotle peppers, chopped
3/4 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, cut into small cubes

2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoons orange juice
1 Tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and pepper
Coleslaw mix

flour tortillas
Sargento Shredded Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Mexican
Sour cream
Salsa verde

grilled chipotle chicken taco recipeMix together orange juice, lime juice, garlic, chipotle peppers, cumin, and salt.

Grilled Chipotle Chicken Tacos recipePour over chicken in a plastic bag. Marinade in the fridge for one hour.

Grilled Chipotle Chicken Tacos recipeWhisk together olive oil, orange juice, lime juice, vinegar, oregano, salt and pepper.

mexican coleslaw recipeAdd coleslaw mix and toss. Set aside.

Grilled Chipotle Chicken Tacos recipeGrill chicken over medium heat until cooked through. Let stand 5 minutes. Thinly slice.

Grilled Chipotle Chicken Tacos recipeHeat tortillas, add sliced chicken. Top with slaw, shredded cheese, salsa, and sour cream.

Grilled Chipotle Chicken Tacos recipe

Grilled Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Grilled Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Ingredients

  • Juice of one orange
  • Juice of one lime
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons chipotle peppers, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, cut into small cubes
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • Coleslaw mix
  • Corn tortillas
  • Sargento Shredded Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Mexican
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa verde

Instructions

  1. Mix together orange juice, lime juice, garlic, chipotle peppers, cumin, and salt. Pour over chicken in a plastic bag. Marinade in the fridge for one hour.
  2. Whisk together olive oil, orange juice, lime juice, vinegar, oregano, salt and pepper. Add coleslaw mix and toss. Set aside.
  3. Grill chicken over medium heat until cooked through. Let stand 5 minutes. Thinly slice. Heat tortillas, add sliced chicken. Top with slaw, cheese, salsa, and sour cream.
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19 Responses to Grilled Chipotle Chicken Tacos

  1. Tacos rule and these look amazing!! I love street food and I always think of tacos as street food too! So fun!

  2. Barbara says:

    My kids would love those with the chipotles in the marinade! It looks like you cooked the chicken breasts whole. Do you then cut them in small cubes per the ingredient list?

    • bakedbree says:

      I need to go back and check, I changed my mind in the middle of cooking these because of the weather. You can cube it and cook it in a pan, or grill and slice. Either works.

  3. Madison says:

    Oh my goodness–these tacos look amazing! I must give them a try–thanks for sharing. :)

  4. Tacos are a favorite in this house too…we easily eat them 1-2 nights a week! These sounds awesome!

  5. Sigh. I just love chicken tacos. So much. These look absolutely perfect.

  6. Tom Denich says:

    Sounds great but check the recipe. You can’t cube the chicken, grill it then slice it???

    • bakedbree says:

      Sorry for the typo. They happen once in awhile, no need for the ??? I find multiple punctuation to be really rude.

  7. You can never have too many taco options! Looks faboosh.

  8. tianes says:

    we had it last night and loved it!!

  9. I made these for dinner last night and they were really tasty! The marinade was really flavorful and I loved the topping inspiration! I wish I had been able to make the slaw to go with the tacos, but because I was the only one who would have eaten it I ended up just adding some of the cabbage mix to my taco, squirting it with some lime juice and a touch of salt and pepper and it worked out okay. I also added some cilantro and avocado (because how would that not be good?!), but left off the cheese and sour cream, and I really loved the salsa verde, which isn’t something I’ve had a lot of. It really added great flavor and I loved all the different textures. My husband loves chipotle-flavored anything so the chicken was a hit with him. Thanks for a great, quick recipe! I’ll definitely be making it again :)

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