Easy Grilled Chicken for Tacos Recipe

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Sometimes something is so easy you feel like it would be a total waste to ever tell anyone because chances are they are already doing it and it’s so easy it will almost make you look ridiculous to be making a big deal out of it, but here we are doing just that. I’m sharing our easy grilled chicken for tacos recipe because people have asked us what we do for our tacos or mentioned how yummy it smells while cooking so forgive me for posting a recipe that really isn’t a recipe.

On days that are crazy busy but we still need to get dinner on the table that isn’t pancakes or leftovers we tend to turn on the grill and bust out a little Mexican. Not literally a little Mexican person, that sounded weird. I mean we make something like tacos or whatever. We literally just take boneless, skinless breasts, sprinkle evenly with a good taco seasoning or homemade (Rachel Cooks’ recipe is the one we use), oil the grill and cook until done. Then we shred the meat, add our toppings and a squeeze of lime and tada! Yes, you could do it in the oven or a pan, but the smokiness from the grill is really the secret here. It makes everything taste a little more delicious.

Grilled Chicken for Tacos
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Serves: 3-4 servings
Easy peasy grilled chicken for tacos
  • 2 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1-2 tablespoons of taco seasoning
  • Olive Oil for the grill
  1. The amount of seasoning depends on the size of the chicken breasts. The most important part is just to sprinkle evenly on both sides so that all of the meat is covered.
  2. Heat a grill over medium heat and dip a paper towel in a little olive oil or canola if you must. Using tongs, wipe the oil over the grill and then place the meat down, cookingn 5-7 minutes per side, turning only once. Place on a plate and lightly cover (not wrap) with tin foil and allow to rest for 3-5 minutes before shredding. Serve in soups, tacos, enchiladas, or rice bowls.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅓ cup


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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.