I know sometimes we think nothing beats a loaded taco. But in reality taco night can still be your favorite night with a light and flavorful taco recipe that is packed with bright and delicious ingredients. This citrus chicken taco is so sooo good and perfect even when watching your diet. It’s not full of your traditional toppings but it surely will become a favorite.
There are so many ways to fill a tortilla. The trick is to think of ingredients you enjoy. From vegetarian, cheese filled, or meaty tacos you can decide what to have. Traditional flavored tacos will always be my favorites, but I love to surprise my family, and even myself, with new creations that are worth making over and over again like this one.
I wanted to make taco night in the patio the other day and I really wanted to dress my chicken with cool and refreshing toppings. My husband got to grill the chicken, I worked on a no fuss citrus salsa and after a few minutes dinner was ready under 30 minutes. So this recipe is not only tasty, is really easy too.
- 1 package (10) Old El Paso Soft Taco Tortillas
- 3 medium to large chicken breasts
- Poultry marinade of choice
- 2½ cups peeled and chopped citrus like orange, grapefruit or a combination of both
- ½ cup finely chopped red onion
- ½ cup small dice red bell pepper
- ¼ teaspoon brown sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 thinly sliced jalapeño (optional)
- 3 cups chopped lettuce
- 3 limes
- Cut chicken breast in half to get two thinner breast pieces out of each breast.
- Season with salt and brush them with your favorite marinade. I used a mojo store bought marinade.
- Grill chicken on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes on each side. While chicken is on the grill, work on the citrus salsa.
- Mix your citrus selection with the onions, bell pepper, and season it with brown sugar and cayenne pepper.
- While the grill is still hot, cut the limes in half and grill them for 1-2 minutes each.
- Once chicken is ready cut it into strips and is time to assemble your tacos
- To assemble take your Old El Paso tortillas, add a base of lettuce, followed by chicken, topped with citrus salsa and dressed with a squeeze of grilled lime juice. You can garnish with jalapeños if you need an extra kick.
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