There's no need to wait for Taco Tuesday to enjoy these easy grilled chicken tacos! Chicken thighs are tossed in a tangy cilantro lime marinade, then grilled until charred and juicy. The marinade is fool proof and 100% make ahead for a healthy weeknight dinner the entire family will get all swoony over (yes - kids too!).
1/4tspred pepper flakesup to 1 tsp total for additional heat
1/2cchopped cilantroplus additional for serving
2lbboneless skinless chicken thigh
Toppings for Grilled Chicken Tacos
1/2cshredded red cabbage
Place the lime juice, smashed garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, red pepper flakes, cilantro, and olive oil into a bowl and whisk thoroughly. Add the chicken and toss with tongs to coat. Cover tightly and marinate at least 30 minutes, but preferably 2 hours and up to 8.
Light a charcoal or gas grill to high heat, or light a grill pan under a high flame. Allow the grill to heat to at least 400* Using tongs, remove the chicken thighs from the marinade and place on the grill. Grill 5-6 minutes per side, flipping once, or until the temperature registers 160* using an instant read thermometer.
Remove the chicken from the grill, place on a cutting board or platter, loosely tent with foil, and allow to rest at least 5 minutes. The internal temperature should rise to 165* after resting.
Slice the chicken, then sprinkle with additional lime juice to taste and additional chopped fresh cilantro. Portion into corn tortillas and serve with various suggested toppings. Leftover chicken can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.