Grilled Taco Chicken Recipe

 If you haven’t noticed by now, I absolutely love Mexican food. I could eat chips and salsa for the rest of my life and be so happy. 🙂
When I was deciding what to make for dinner this week, I was thinking about Mexican food and realized that we don’t really have any grilling recipes that fall under that category! So, I got to work.

I think that chicken that has been marinated is so tender and moist, so I knew that I wanted the chicken to marinate in something Mexican-y. I have my container of homemade taco seasoning that I keep on hand, so I started there and just started throwing in my favorite ingredients. The end result was an amazing recipe that I topped off with Elyse’s quick pico de gallo. This chicken is awesome by itself or perfect to put on tacos or any other Mexican dish!

Serves: 5

Grilled Taco Chicken Recipe

Using ingredients you have on hand, this chicken is tender and full of flavor!

5 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

17 minTotal Time

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  • 4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (1 oz) packet taco seasoning (or 2 tablespoons of homemade taco seasoning )
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin


  1. In a gallon-sized resealable bag, pour in lime juice, vegetable oil, taco seasoning, garlic, and cumin. Mix well and add in chicken breasts. Place in fridge and let marinate for at least 30 minutes (although I highly recommend a at least 4-6 hours).
  2. Remove chicken from marinade and discard marinade. Place chicken on a grill heated to medium-high heat. Let chicken cook until it is no longer pink on the inside (and has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees F), turning as needed.
  3. Serve chicken topped with pico de gallo or your favorite salsa.

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