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Chicken Street Tacos

Chicken Street Tacos are the greatest dinner! The perfect marinade for this chicken, with it's citrus, cilantro, and garlic, makes for street tacos that everyone will want over and over.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Marinating Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 24 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: 30 minute meal, chicken recipe, easy dinner
Servings: 6 people
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs

Chicken Street Taco Marinade

  • 1/3 cup orange juice (the juice of one orange)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup cilantro minced

For Topping

  • pico de gallo


  • Combine the orange juice, lime juice, vegetable oil, garlic, chili powder, salt, cumin and cilantro in a large bowl. Whisk until smooth.
  • Add the chicken to the marinade. Flip several times to make sure that the thighs are completely coated. Cover and marinate for 2 to 24 hours.
  • Pull the chicken from the marinade and discarde the excess marinade. Place on the grill and cook for 7 minutes. Flip and cook for another 6 to 7 minutes or until an instant read thermometer registers 165. (Depending on the size of the thighs, some might hit that temperature before others.)
  • Transfer to a cutting board and dice. Serve in taco shells with pico de gallo.