Just because it's Taco Tuesday, doesn't mean you shouldn't fire up the grill! Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken Tacos marry citrus and smoke for a flavor that pairs perfectly with loads of your favorite toppings. The cilantro lime marinade is a breeze to whip up and chicken is ready to serve in under 20 minutes!
¼tspred pepper flakesup to 1 tsp total for additional heat
½cchopped cilantroplus additional for serving
2lbboneless skinless chicken thigh
Toppings for Grilled Chicken Tacos
½cshredded 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°F 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 165°F using an instant read thermometer.
Remove the chicken from the grill, place on a cutting board or platter, loosely tent with foil, and rest 5 minutes.
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.