Blackened Chicken Street Tacos

Blackened Chicken Street Tacos is one of those recipes that look super complicated, but is actually super simple! They’re made in under 30 minutes, so they’re perfect for your busy weeks. Top them with your favorite toppings and serve them up! These are always a hit with my family, I can’t wait for you to try them.

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Why Make Blackened Chicken Street Tacos

  • Easy Dinner Idea
  • Made in Just 25 Minutes
  • Family-Friendly
  • Budget-Friendly
  • Simple Ingredients
  • Load With Your Favorite Toppings

Ingredients Needed:

Chicken – Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast

Produce – Lime, Tomato, Red Onion, Jalapeno, Fresh Cilantro

Dairy – Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream

Seasoning – Chili Powder, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Salt, Black Pepper, Cumin, Onion Powder

Pantry – Street Taco Size Corn Tortillas, Olive Oil

How to Make Blackened Chicken Street Tacos

Start by combining your chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, 1 tsp. of salt, 1 tsp. pepper, cumin, and onion powder together in a small bowl.

Next, heat your olive oil in a large skillet, add your chicken, and sprinkle both sides with your seasoning mixture. You’ll grill your chicken over medium heat until it reaches an internal temperature of 160° F.

Now, remove your chicken from the skillet and cut it into small slices.

Then, combine your diced tomato, red onion, jalapeno, fresh cilantro, 1 tsp. of salt, 1 tsp. of pepper, and the juice from one fresh lime in a small bowl.

Finally, place your cooked chicken slices into each tortilla shell and top with your homemade salsa, shredded cheddar cheese, and sour cream. Enjoy!

Prep-Ahead Instructions

These Blackened Chicken Street Tacos are also super easy to prep-ahead if you’re looking to save even more time on a busy weeknight. You’ll basically follow the instructions listed above, but you’ll set everything aside until you’re ready to cook.

In a Large Ziploc Bag combine the Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Olive Oil, Chili Powder, Paprika, Garlic Powder, 1 tsp. of the Salt, 1 tsp. of the Pepper, Cumin, and Onion Powder. Seal the bag tightly and set aside until ready to cook.

Cooking Instructions

In a large Skillet heat the Olive Oil and then add the Chicken and sprinkle both sides with the Seasoning Mixture. Grill chicken over Medium Heat until it reaches an internal temperature of 160° F. – Slice Chicken and place in taco shells. Top with Fresh Salsa (Step 4), Cheese, and Sour Cream.

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Blackened Chicken Street Tacos

Blackened Chicken Street Tacos

Yield: 6 servings
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Blackened Chicken Street Tacos is a simple recipe that turns out looking pretty fancy! It's also incredibly delicious!!

Ingredients

  • 2 Lbs. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 4 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp. Salt, divided in half
  • 2 tsp. Black Pepper, divided in half
  • 1/2 tsp. Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 12 Street Taco Size Corn Tortillas (Or you can use Flour)
  • 1 Lime
  • 2 Large Tomato, Diced
  • 1 Large Red Onion, Diced
  • 1 Large Jalapeno Diced
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Cilantro
  • 8 oz. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 oz. Sour Cream

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl combine the Chili Powder, Paprika, Garlic Powder, 1 tsp. of Salt, 1 tsp. of Pepper, Cumin, and Onion Powder. Mix well.
  2. In a large skillet heat the Olive Oil and then add the chicken and sprinkle both sides with the Seasoning Mixture. Grill chicken over Medium Heat until it reaches an internal temperature of 160° F.
  3. Remove chicken from heat and slice into thin slices
  4. In a small bowl combine the Diced Tomato, Red Onion, Jalapeno, and Fresh Cilantro. Sprinkle with 1 tsp. Salt, 1 tsp. Pepper and the juice from one fresh lime.
  5. Place cooked chicken slices in each Tortilla Shell. Top with Fresh Homemade Salsa, Shredded Cheddar Cheese and Sour Cream.

Notes

Prep Ahead Instructions:

In a Large Ziploc Bag combine the Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Olive Oil, Chili Powder, Paprika, Garlic Powder, 1 tsp. of the Salt, 1 tsp. of the Pepper, Cumin, and Onion Powder. Seal the bag tightly and set aside until ready to cook.

Cooking Instructions:

In a large Skillet heat the Olive Oil and then add the Chicken and sprinkle both sides with the Seasoning Mixture. Grill chicken over Medium Heat until it reaches an internal temperature of 160° F. - Slice Chicken and place in taco shells. Top with Fresh Salsa (Step 4), Cheese, and Sour Cream.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 983Total Fat: 51gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 228mgSodium: 2328mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 9gSugar: 7gProtein: 76g

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