A garden full of jalapeños = #taconight!
This is my go-to recipe for a weeknight meal. A few ingredients marinating while you’re at work or overnight and you’ve got Easy Marinated Chicken Tacos. Hooray!
This recipe was given to me years ago by a dear friend’s momma – she probably doesn’t know how often we make this and how much we love it!
Toss your tortillas on an open flame and give them a little color – it makes all the difference! Or better yet…make your own tortillas! Learn how here!
- 1 lb organic chicken breast, cut into small pieces
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ cup tomato juice (I often omit if I don't have it)
- ½ cup lime juice (about 2-3) + extra for wedges
- ½ cup soy sauce
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- TOPPINGS & SUCH
- 8 corn or flour tortillas
- 1 red pepper, sliced
- 2-3 jalapeños, sliced
- 1 onion, sliced
- cilantro to top
- Optional: rice
- MARINATE THE CHICKEN
Mix all the marinade ingredients together in a large bowl or large ziploc bag.
Add the chicken pieces and mix into the marinade.
Place in dish and marinate 8 hours or overnight, turning once or twice.
- TO PREPARE THE TACOS
Place chicken and the marinade into a large skillet on medium heat until cooked through. About 5-8 min.
In a separate pan, sauté onion and peppers in a little olive oil until heated through.
Char tortillas on an open gas flame, about 30 seconds per side. Moving around with tongs until blackened on edges.
Assemble and top with jalapeños, cilantro and serve with lime wedges.
In the mood for shrimp tacos instead? Check this recipe!