Easy Chicken Tacos

Tacos Everyone Loves

If you've been following my blog, you know that my eldest son is a picky eater. I swore before having kids that MY kids would never be picky eaters. That's just the fault of the parents. Well, here I am 3.5 years later and my son is a picky eater. Is it my fault. Most likely. But what are you going to do! Even with being a picky eater, my son loves these tacos. So, if he enjoys them, most likely every single person who eats meat will love them.

easy chicken tacos recipe

Marinating Chicken

The key with the recipe is letting the chicken marinate - preferably during the workday or overnight. However, I understand if life gets too busy and marinating doesn't work. Try and get at least 15-20 minutes on those extra busy days.

I try and put it together before work, so it can marinate all day and then all I have to do is grill it and get the toppings ready. Can I say - easy!

Heating Tortillas

My favorite way to heat tortillas is to put directly on the gas stovetop - on medium low. This gives the tortillas a great char. It only takes about 30 sec - 1 min per side. Just make sure to keep an eye on it because the tortilla will catch on fire quickly! 

If this method doesn't interest you, you can heat up in the microwave for about 30 seconds.

easy chicken tacos recipe tortilla
easy chicken tacos recipe tortillas

Easy Chicken Tacos

Tacos are such an easy and family favorite dinner. Marinating the chicken makes prep and clean up a breeze. Serve with your favorite toppings to make your tacos extra tasty.

Course dinner
Keyword chicken, tacos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinating Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 chicken breasts cut into tenders
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ¾ tsp dried oregano
  • ¾ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • Juice from 1 large lime
  • Corn or flour tortillas

Optional Taco Toppings

  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Sliced limes
  • Chopped onion
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded cheddar cheese


  1. In a bag or a bowl, combine all ingredients. Let marinate. If you don’t have much time, try and marinate it for at least 20 minutes. Ideally, you would marinate at least 5 hours. Don’t marinate longer than 24 hours.
  2. I prefer cooking this chicken on the grill. However, it is still tasty if seared in a pan at medium heat. The tenders only take a few minutes per side. A whole chicken breast takes about 4-5 minutes per side. To check for doneness, you can slice and check for no pink or measure with a meat thermometer. You want the meat to be 165 degrees.
  3. Slice the meat and serve with your favorite taco toppings.

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