Authentic Mexican Chicken Street Tacos

My SO is from a town in California that is made up of a majority of Mexican families. He grew up with a lot of good, authentic Mexican food. It’s one of his forms of comfort food. After living there for a majority of his life, he moved up here where apparently the Mexican cuisine leaves much to be desired.

We have one, maybe two, Mexican restaurants that hold up to his standard of deliciousness. Those are where we go to get him his taco fix. They’re not exactly close by, and one of them is downtown on the campus of our Uni. So, that means we also have to pay for parking. I decided to try and make my own authentic tacos.

You know what? They were EXCELLENT! This wasn’t my first time making them, but it had been a year or more since i had made them, and I had only made them that once. So it was like a whole new recipe. Oh man! It was just as good, if not better than the first time.

These are legit, and they’re incredibly simple to make. I highly recommend using a nicer brand (not Mission) of small corn tortillas and then warming them in a pan. Outstanding!


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Honestly, these tacos are so good and have so much flavor that they really don’t even need any salsa. I was lamenting the fact that I had forgotten to pick up some fresh salsa verde, but I’m glad we didn’t have any. These tacos did NOT need them at all. They were perfect just the way they were. This time around, I also added some leftover rice, which helped soak up some of the saucy juices. YUM


  • 1 whole boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 cloves of garlic chopped finely
  • 1 handful of chopped cilantro
  • 1 bulb onion diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2T cooking oil
  • 1t ground cumin
  • 1t sea salt
  • 1t chili powder
  • 1t ground cayenne pepper


  1. Cut the chicken meat into 1 inch pieces. Combine all ingredients in a Ziploc bag and marinate overnight.
  2. Prepare the toppings:
    1 bulb onion finely diced
    1 handful of chopped cilantro
    1 lime cut into 8 wedges
  3. Heat up a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Place the chicken mix in the skillet and sauté until the chicken is cooked through. Stir and flip the chicken frequently.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Photo Source: Me

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  1. Lol Sandra ummm nope.. Hard shells are gringo tacos not mexican style street tacos.. Every fast food place that is in the usa is in Mexico except.. “Taco Bell “and the fake tacos they serve..

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