Smoky Chicken Tacos


For the Chicken Tacos:
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
Juice of 1 lime
1 TBSP cumin
1 TBSP chili powder
1/2 TBSP salt
1 tsp pepper
1 TBSP garlic powder
1 TBSP onion powder
Corn tortillas
Canola oil or cooking spray
Shredded cabbage
Sour cream
Extra lime for garnish
Corn Salsa:
2 cups cooked corn
1 cup fresh red pepper, de-veined, de-seeded and coarsely chopped.
Zest and juice of 1 lime
Salt and pepper to taste
2 avocados, seeded and chopped finely
3 TBSP red onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded, deveined, and finely chopped
2-3 TBSP cilantro, finely chopped
Zest and juice of 1 lime
2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
Garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste


For the Chicken Tacos:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Coat chicken with evoo and spices evenly on both sides, (save lime for cooked chicken.) Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through and juices run clear. Let cool a bit. Decrease oven temperature to 200 degrees. While chicken is cooking make the guacamole and corn salsa.
While chicken is still warm, shred with 2 forks and when shredded, squeeze lime juice over the chicken and a bit of extra salt if needed. Keep chicken warm by covering it with foil.
In a skillet on med high heat, put a small amount of canola oil or cooking spray in the pan and let heat. Cook corn tortillas until browned on both sides and place on a cookie sheet in the 200 degree oven to keep warm while finishing the rest.
Make the tacos by laying a tortilla flat and adding chicken, corn salsa, and guacamole. Top with sour cream, salsa, shredded cabbage and a lime for garnish. Enjoy!
For the Corn Salsa:
Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Keep in the frig while cooking everything else so the ingredients can meld together.
For the Guacamole:
Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix well. Coating the avocado in the lime juice will help the guacamole to stay green and not turn brown. By chopping the avocado instead of creaming it it will make the guacamole stay green for days! I like to cut the tomato and avocado about the same size but all the other ingredients I finely chop.


These are amazing, if I do say so myself.

We smoked a chicken on our Weber this past weekend, well when I say "we" I really mean "he" the hubs did. I did season it and prepare it though so I really do deserve a lot of credit. But the grill is the hubby's domain so he gets most of it and these tacos were "bang'n" so I'll give it to him. We ate the chicken on Sunday and on Monday I made these with the left-over meat. These were fresh-tasting, filling and not even bad for you either! Oh, and gluten-free for all of my gluten-free friends out there! A perfect summer meal!

If you don't have a grill or smoker you can make these by just using your oven and some smoky seasonings. They are still delicious!

Other Names:

Smoky Chicken Tacos, Chicken Tacos, Summertime meal, Mexican, Summertime dish, Tacos, Gourmet Tacos, Corn Salsa, Guacamole, Corn Tortillas




Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 7:59am


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