Who doesn’t love Mexican food? Let’s admit it. It’s a cuisine that holds a strong place in almost everyone’s heart, even kids! And for sure, you can smell the aroma of a Mexican dish in every household, at least, once a week.
If you are looking for an excellent lunch recipe to make for your family, try chicken tacos this time. It’s an easy, inexpensive way to enjoy a delightful meal. The secret? A simple spice rub for the chicken. That right there will make you the star of the day with your irresistible Mexican chicken tacos!
Are Tacos Healthy?
Yes, they are! The meat provides you with protein while the veggies give you lots of nutrients that are essential to keep your body healthy and strong. Make use of corn tortillas to increase the nutritional value of this meal even more.
How to Prepare the Chicken?
Since the main ingredient of this recipe is the chicken, make sure that you do it right. For the rub, you’ll need ground pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, oregano, cumin, and paprika. You can also add lime juice and a little bit of oil. Mix all the seasoning and coat each piece of chicken evenly before throwing it into the skillet.
This recipe makes irresistible Mexican chicken tacos that will surely surprise the entire family, leaving them begging for more!
1 lb. chicken thighs (boneless, skinless)
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
1/2 tsp. ground pepper
1 tbsp. olive oil
juice of 2 limes
12 mini corn tortillas
1/3 cup sweet onion (finely chopped)
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet and cook batches of chicken until golden brown. Let the meat cool down before cutting into bite-size pieces.
- Serve chicken in corn tortillas and top with sweet onions, tomatoes, as well as dices of avocado and cucumber.
If you want your tacos to be spicy, you can add jalapeno pepper. The chicken can also be baked or grilled.
As you can see on the list of ingredients, this recipe suggests using chicken thighs instead of breasts. That’s because the thighs have better white meat to dark meat ratio. For this reason, you can expect them to be moister and juicier. You would want the meat to be boneless, and most importantly, skinless so you can reduce the fat content.
Now, to make your tacos more flavorful, it is advisable that you marinate the chicken for, at least, 30 minutes. That should be enough time for the meat to absorb the spices.
Aside from tomatoes, avocados, onions, and cucumber, you can actually add pretty much any veggies that you want. That is why instead of using only one piece of corn tortilla, I strongly recommend two so all the fillings will be held.
At first sight, tacos may look intimidating because of the fillings. That makes most people think that they are hard to make. But really, as you have seen, it’s not really that difficult. It takes less than an hour to pull together the best Mexican chicken tacos ever!