IT’S TACO TUESDAY | Chicken Taco Recipe

IT’S TACO TUESDAY | Chicken Taco Recipe

Chicken Taco

When Taco Tuesday falls on Cinco de Mayo, it’s sure to be a good time! While we continue to stay in and get creative in our kitchens, now is the perfect time to embrace this celebratory theme! We’re giving you a chicken taco recipe you may just keep making on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and beyond! Enjoy!

Taco Ingredients: 

2 lbs chicken breast
½ bunch cilantro, finely chopped
½ white onion, cut into half-moon slices
3 tbsps olive oil
2 limes, juiced
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp coarse kosher salt
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tsp of black pepper
1 tsp of salt
1 pack tortillas

Pico de Gallo Ingredients: 

3 Roma tomatoes
½ bunch cilantro
½ onion
1 jalapeno or serrano pepper (add 2-3 for more spice)
3 limes
1 tsp salt & pepper
½ small red or white cabbage (optional)

Optional toppings or sides: Cotija cheese, black beans, white rice, and guac!


Add the chicken, garlic powder, olive oil, lime, and spices to a large bowl or zip-seal bag and stir or shake to combine. Place into the refrigerator and let marinate for 30 minutes - 1 hour.

While chicken is marinating, make your pico de gallo. Dice tomatoes and half an onion into cubes. Finely chop peppers, cilantro and cabbage (optional). Place all ingredients into a bowl. Add the squeezed juice of 3 limes, salt, and pepper. Toss until ingredients are combined. Add more salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Place chicken into the pan with marinade. Cook chicken 6-7 minutes per side, or until it is no longer pink and the internal temperature is 165℉. Remove from heat and cool for about 3 minutes, or until easy to handle. Slice or chop into small cubes. Any sauce left from the cooked marinade can be used to pour over your tacos.

Heat your tortillas up, according to package directions, and build your tacos! Place chicken and cooked onion from the marinade over a heated tortilla. Top with a spoonful of pico de gallo and any extra juice from the cooked marinade. 

Enjoy the flavorful celebration of spices, textures, and everything tasty on this Cinco de Mayo/Taco Tuesday!


This recipe was created exclusively for Ellie by graphic designer and resident foodie, Iris Rodriguez.