Chicken Street Tacos Recipe


Indulge in the exquisite flavors of our chicken street tacos recipe, a tantalizing fusion of culinary artistry and Mexican tradition. Succulent, marinated chicken strips, sizzling on the grill, exude a smoky aroma that beckons your taste buds. Nestled in warm, hand-pressed corn tortillas, the tender chicken is adorned with a vibrant mosaic of toppings—crunchy cabbage slaw, tangy pickled onions, and a drizzle of zesty cilantro-lime crema. Each bite is a harmonious symphony of textures and tastes, a joyful dance of spicy, savory, and citrusy notes. These street tacos are more than a meal; they are a voyage through the bustling markets of Mexico, where the essence of street food culture comes alive on your plate. Elevate your taco night with this unique and unforgettable chicken street tacos recipe, an embodiment of culinary magic that will transport your senses south of the border.

Chicken street tacos
Chicken street tacos

Embark on a culinary journey like no other with our chicken street tacos recipe. These tiny, flavor-packed parcels of delight are a testament to the rich tapestry of Mexican street food culture. Picture succulent chicken thighs, bathed in a harmonious blend of aromatic spices and zesty citrus, as they sizzle to perfection on a hot grill. Their smoky embrace, enveloped by the warmth of corn tortillas, creates a canvas for a colorful mosaic of toppings. Crisp cabbage slaw provides a refreshing crunch, while the pickled red onions add a tangy kick. As you savor each bite, the cilantro-lime crema weaves its creamy magic, bringing all the elements together in a symphony of taste and texture. These chicken street tacos are more than just a meal; they are a portal to the bustling streets of Mexico, where the heart and soul of street cuisine thrives. Elevate your culinary adventures and let these tacos be your guide to a world of unforgettable flavors.

chicken street tacos recipe

Chicken street tacos recipe

Making chicken street tacos at home can vary depending on a few factors, including where you live, the quality of the ingredients you choose, and whether you already have some of the necessary items in your kitchen.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1 people
Calories 180 kcal


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • According to taste Salt and black pepper
  • Juice of 1 lime


  • In a bowl, combine all the chicken marinade ingredients. Add the chicken thighs and ensure they are well-coated. Let them marinate for at least 30 minutes or overnight in the refrigerator for even better flavor.
  • Preheat your grill or a skillet over medium-high heat. Grill the marinated chicken thighs for about 5-7 minutes per side or until they are cooked through and have a nice char. Remove from the heat and let them rest for a few minutes before slicing them into thin strips.
  • While the chicken is resting, prepare the cilantro-lime crema. In a small bowl, mix together the sour cream, lime juice, chopped cilantro, salt, and pepper. Adjust the seasoning to your liking.
  • To assemble the street tacos, warm the corn tortillas in a dry skillet or on the grill for about 10-15 seconds per side.
  • Place a generous portion of sliced chicken on each tortilla. Top with shredded cabbage or lettuce, pickled red onions, and sliced jalapeños if you like it spicy. Drizzle the cilantro-lime crema over the toppings.
  • Garnish with crumbled queso fresco or your favorite Mexican cheese, if desired.
  • Serve your chicken street tacos immediately with lime wedges on the side for an extra burst of flavor. Enjoy your homemade street food delight!


Enjoy your delicious homemade chicken street tacos! You can also customize them with your favorite toppings like salsa, guacamole, or hot sauce to suit your taste.
Keyword Meat, Quick & Easy, Quick Meal

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