Sunday, April 13, 2014

Baja Style Grilled Chicken Tacos

I had a hankering for some chicken tacos today and figured it was a nice day to grill some meat before the 4 days of miserable rain this week. This is a no frills dish. Feel free to use chicken breasts but I like to roll with chicken thighs. Chicken breasts can quickly dry up on you specially on the grill, but thighs give you a little more margin of error. Trim off the excess fat and throw it in the marinade and I guarantee you, you'll have a tastier product. Also, speaking of marinade and marinate. Marinade is the mixture that the meat goes in to. (noun) Marinate is what the meat is doing in the Marinade. (verb) Just in case you were using them interchangeably, now you know. :)

Baja Style Grilled Chicken Tacos

Baja Style Grilled Chicken Tacos

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1/4 cup orange juice. (fresh squeezed is much better and throw the skin in the marinade while you're at it)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
1 tsp dried oregano

marinate the chicken for at least an hour in the fridge, but as usual, overnight would be perfect.

grab your choice of corn tortilla, put a bed of fine shredded cabbage and then the chopped up grilled chicken. top with diced onion and tomato. sprinkle with some rough chopped cilantro and a dollop of Mexican crema. Enjoy with a bottle or two of Dos Equis.


  1. Mmm those look so good. I'm going to try this recipe out thanks.

  2. We hope you like them! let us know what you think :)