Chicken Street Tacos

Chicken Street Tacos

Enjoy an easy dinner with this recipe for Chicken Street Tacos. So simple, but so delicious, these tacos can easily feed a crowd or be adapted to a grain-free lettuce wrap.

I grew up in Southern California where Mexican food reigns — and for good reason. Made from inexpensive ingredients and packed with flavor, Mexican food is something that I could eat every day of the week.

And honestly, as fast as we’re going through that ginormous bottle of Cholula, I think we might be!

My favorite items to order at a restaurant or to make at home are street tacos. Traditionally, made easily portable and often sold on the street, street tacos differ from the crunchy corn or soft flour tacos you might be used to. However, growing up going to Olvera Street, street tacos are the kind of tacos I know well. No shredded cheese necessary!

And there was never anything easier to make!

We’ve got an authentic, family-owned Mexican diner around the corner where FishPapa and I often go for dinner on date nights. I often order the street tacos plate, but it’s so easy to make at home!

By now you’ve heard about my love affair with Trader Joe’s frozen chicken tenders. I just bought seven bags to fill my freezer. They cook up so tender and juicy. And they go great in this dish.

Typically I throw the chicken tenders (still frozen) in the slow cooker with a generous dousing of homemade taco seasoning mix. Within just a few hours, the chicken is fully cooked and easy to shred. A few slashes of the tongs and the meat practically falls apart.

If you don’t want to wait for the slow cooker, you can also cook the chicken in a bit of oil in a skillet, season, and shred.

Corn tortillas are the traditional wrapper for street tacos. It’s best to make your own.

However, if you’re eating paleo, Whole 30, or grain free, the chicken filling and toppings go great in lettuce leaves. Not quite authentic, but super good.

Now, street tacos are typically served quite simply: top with some hot pepper sauce, like Chalula, and diced sweet onions and chopped cilantro. So good!

(If you can’t find sweet onions, just be sure to rinse your onions well under cool water; it takes away some of the bitterness.)

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Chicken Street Tacos

Enjoy an easy dinner with this recipe for Chicken Street Tacos. So simple, but so delicious, these tacos can easily feed a crowd or be adapted to a grain-free lettuce wrap.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 2 hours

Total time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken tenders or boneless, skinless chicken pieces, cut into strips
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
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