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Mexican Healthy Street Tacos with Chicken

This chicken street taco recipe always is a family favorite! I marinate the chicken the night before, and it makes cooking dinner a breeze! Street tacos are usually a little smaller and served on corn tortillas, and each person can customize their toppings.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Dinner, Mexican, Tacos
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinade 6 hours
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 486kcal
Author Kim and Kalee


For the Meat

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 10 white corn tortillas  warmed in the oven
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro  chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • sour cream  optional
  • cheddar cheese optional

For the Marinade:

  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1.5 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic  minced
  • 1 jalapeno diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil


  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 medium tomato diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeno diced (can also use green pepper to lessen heat of dish overall)
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Make the marinade by mixing all the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Add chicken to marinade, cover bowl and allow to sit in fridge for 6-8 hours, or overnight. You can also store in a ziplock bag to marinade.
  • Remove from marinade and heat a large skillet on medium high heat. Add avocado oil to hot skillet.
  • Heat oven to lowest temperature.
  • Place chicken in the hot oil, turn heat to medium and cook on each side for 8-10 minutes, until thoroughly cooked.
  • Allow chicken to fully rest on a plate while you make the salsa and heat the tortillas.
  • While chicken is resting, after you make the salsa, place the corn tortillas on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 5-7 minutes until fully warm and pliable.
  • Add 2 Tablespoons chicken to each tortilla, and top with cilantro, salsa, sour cream and cheese as desired.


1 Taco would be 1 yellow, 1/2 red, and 1/2 green on the 21 Day Fix Meal Plan.


Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 1038mg | Potassium: 690mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 501IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 2mg