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Homemade Chicken Tacos In 20 Minutes

Homemade Chicken Tacos In 20 Minutes

Homemade Chicken Tacos In 20 Minutes

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8
Calories 112 kcal


  • 500 gm Chicken Thighs, Boneless Skinless or Chicken Breasts
  • 2 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 tbsp Lime Juice Optional
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika Optional
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder or Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 8 small Corn or Flour Tortillas

Beak Of Rooster

  • 1/2 cup Finely Chopped Onion
  • 1/2 cup Finely Chopped Tomato
  • 1/4 cup Finely Chopped Cilantro
  • 1 Finely Chopped Jalapeno Deseeded
  • 1 tsp  lime juice
  • Pinch Salt and Pepper to Taste


  • Add the chicken, garlic, olive oil, lime, and spices, to a large bowl or zip-seal bag and stir or shake to combine.
  • Heat a large pan to medium-high heat. Cook chicken 6-7 minutes per side or until it is no longer pink and the internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Remove from heat and cool for at least 5 minutes. Slice or chop into small cubes.
  • While the chicken is cooking, combine the chopped tomato, jalapeno, onion, cilantro, and lime juice in a small bowl. Char tortillas on the stovetop over the flame until lightly charred (this step is optional).
  • Assemble tacos by placing about 1/4 cup of chicken into each tortilla. Top with a few tablespoons of the onion-tomato mixture and a drizzle of cilantro sauce.(*optional, see recipe in notes)


  • To customize tacos, feel free to add sliced avocados or guacamole, chopped tomatoes, corn, shredded cheese.
  • To make cilantro sauce: combine 1/4 cup mayo or sour cream, 1/4 cup greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 2 tablespoons minced cilantro, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir to combine.

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