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Up close image of diced up grilled chicken in soft white corn tortillas topped with diced white onion and cilantro. A bowl of street corn on the side.
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5 from 6 votes

Chicken Street Tacos

Chicken Street Tacos. Flavorful, grilled chicken that has been diced up and loaded onto soft corn tortillas. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Marinade Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex Mex
Servings: 8
Calories: 298kcal
Author: Serene

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken thighs, boneless & skinless
  • 20 corn tortillas

Marinade

  • ¼ cup lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 6 fl oz. pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup cilantro diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp oil avocado, extra virgin olive oil, or vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt

Toppings

  • ¼ cup white onion diced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro diced

Instructions

  • Prepare Marinade: In a medium size mixing bowl combine the ingredients for the marinade. Whisk together.
  • Marinate Chicken: Add the chicken and submerge in the marinade. Cover and place in refrigerator to marinate 2-4 hours (over marinating can cause mushy chicken).
  • Preheat: Preheat grill to 425℉.
  • Remove chicken from the marinade and pat dry.
  • Grill: Place the chicken over direct heat on the grill and cook for 3 minutes then flip the chicken. Cook an additional 3 minutes.
  • Move the chicken to more indirect heat on the grill, cover and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160°F in the thickest part.
  • Allow the chicken to rest (the internal temperature will continue to rise to 165°F). After resting the chicken can be chopped.
  • Heat Tortillas: Prepare the corn tortillas by heating to soften. Use a comal or skillet over medium heat, briefly heat the tortillas for 15-20 seconds on each side. Or place tortillas on a heat safe plate and microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Serve: Layer the tortillas if wanted, using two tortillas and filling with the diced chicken. Top with diced onion and cilantro or additional toppings as desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 397mg | Potassium: 310mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 413IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2mg