FOOD

Spicy Grilled Chicken Tacos

With a fragrant spice rub and melty cheese, these are chicken tacos like you've never tasted.

FOOD

Spicy Grilled Chicken Tacos

With a fragrant spice rub and melty cheese, these are chicken tacos like you've never tasted.

Ingredients

Spice Rubbed Grilled Chicken Tacos

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
  • Olive oil, for drizzling
  • 6-8 flour tortillas
  • 3 cups shredded white cheese, such as Jack or white cheddar
  • Fresh cilantro
  • 2-3 limes, quartered
  • 2 avocados
  • Salsa
  • Hot sauce

Spice Rub

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

Steps

Spice Rubbed Grilled Chicken Tacos

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, place the chicken thighs and drizzle with a little olive oil.
  2. Pour spice mixture over the chicken and gently massage in, making sure every chicken piece is fully covered. Set aside, at room temperature, for 20 minutes.
  3. While the chicken is resting and soaking in the spice mixture, preheat your grill to 375°F. Clean and oil the grates.
  4. Add the chicken pieces to the heated grill and cook for about 10 minutes per side for a total of 20 minutes.
  5. Remove the chicken from the grill and let rest for 5 minutes.
  6. While the chicken is resting, lightly grill the tortillas. Grill the first side for 2-3 minutes, flip, and then cover the grilled side with a handful of grated cheese. Close the grill and cook for another 2 minutes, or until the cheese is fully melted. Remove from grill.
  7. To plate, slice the chicken thighs into long strips.
  8. Place on top of the cheese tortillas with slices of avocado and a couple of cilantro leaves.
  9. Serve with lime wedges, salsa and hot sauce.

Spice Rub

  1. In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the spice mixture. Stir to evenly distribute.