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Shredded Chicken Street Tacos

Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
These easy Mexican street tacos filled with spiced shredded chicken, chopped onions, avocado, and cilantro are sure to become a favorite with everyone!
These easy Mexican street tacos filled with spiced shredded chicken, chopped onions, avocado, and cilantro are sure to become a favorite with everyone!
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Ingredients

Shredded chicken:

  • Approximately 3 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs , trimmed of excess fat
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic , minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt

For serving:

  • Flour or corn street taco-style tortillas
  • Chopped onion
  • Chopped avocado
  • Cilantro
  • Other toppings as desired

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine olive oil with minced garlic, spices, and salt. Add chicken thighs and toss until chicken is evenly coated in spice mixture.
  • To cook on the stovetop: Preheat cast iron or heavy-bottom skillet over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and coat bottom of the pan. Cook chicken 4-5 minutes on each side until well-browned and completely cooked through.
  • To cook on the grill: Preheat grill to medium high heat. Cook chicken 4-5 minutes on each side until well-browned and completely cooked through.
  • Let cooked chicken rest for a few minutes, then shred with two forks or an electric mixer.
  • Serve with warmed tortillas and desired toppings.
  • Store leftover chicken in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Nutrition

Calories: 489kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 48g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 215mg, Sodium: 623mg, Potassium: 855mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 552IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 78mg, Iron: 3mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Annalise

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