Authentic Mexican Chicken Tacos: A Fiesta of Flavor

The Cabo Mag

Mexican chicken tacos are a delightful combination of tender, seasoned chicken and vibrant toppings. Here’s an authentic recipe that will transport your taste buds straight to Mexico:

For the Chicken:
– 1 lb (450g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 teaspoon ground cumin
– 1 teaspoon chili powder
– 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
– 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
– Juice of 1 lime

For Serving:
– Corn tortillas (store-bought or homemade)
– Fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
– Diced white onions
– Sliced avocado
– Lime wedges
– Salsa verde or your favorite salsa
– Crumbled queso fresco or shredded cheese (optional)

1. In a bowl, combine olive oil, minced garlic, ground cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, dried oregano, salt, black pepper, and lime juice to create the marinade.
2. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and toss them in the marinade until fully coated. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (or up to 4 hours) to let the flavors meld.
3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the marinated chicken to the skillet and cook until the chicken is fully cooked and nicely browned, about 5-7 minutes.
4. Warm the corn tortillas in a separate skillet until soft and pliable. Keep them warm in a clean kitchen towel.
5. To assemble the tacos, place the cooked chicken on each tortilla. Top with fresh cilantro, diced onions, sliced avocado, and a squeeze of lime juice.
6. Add salsa verde or your favorite salsa for an extra kick of flavor. Optionally, sprinkle some crumbled queso fresco or shredded cheese on top.

Enjoy the Fiesta:
These authentic Mexican chicken tacos are a fiesta on a plate! The perfectly seasoned chicken, combined with fresh toppings and zesty lime, will make your taste buds dance with joy. Serve them with your favorite sides, and you’ve got a delicious and satisfying meal that brings the flavors of Mexico right to your table. ¡Buen provecho!

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