Grilled Chicken Fresco Soft Tacos

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Citrus marinated Grilled Chicken Fresco Soft Tacos recipe topped with a spoonful of Pico de Gallo are light, healthy and the perfect weeknight dinner.

Citrus marinated Grilled Chicken Fresco Soft Tacos recipe topped with a spoonful of Pico de Gallo are light, healthy and the perfect weeknight dinner.

I have no shame on this blog so I’m just going to share a quick story with you.  I almost blew up my house the other day, according to my husband.  I should know to just stay away from the grill by now, but I like to try to be the big hero and get it all set up so when Mr. Wishes gets home from work he can just go out and do his thang.  While moving the grill to the edge of the garage in preparation, I turned the gas knob on but didn’t actually light the grill.  I left it like that for a good 10 minutes while I went back inside the house to prepare my side dishes.  The sweet aroma of propane permeated our entire garage…and good Lord did it reek!  We were thankful that neither of us were smokers that day (and every day).

Easy, healthy Citrus marinated Grilled Chicken Fresco Soft Tacos recipe with homemade Pico de Gallo.

So these healthy Grilled Chicken Fresco Soft Tacos were totally worth “almost” blowing ourselves and our house up.  I love, love, LOVE Mexican food and if you have read my blog for more than 2 minutes you know that this fact is true.  I have a vast collection of Mexican food recipes…probably more than any other cuisine (even Italian food? That’s just not right).  I think the “problem” is that Mr. Wishes and I are obsessed with guacamole and, when the craving strikes (which is every other day), I need to find a meal that goes along well with the guacamole.  I can’t exactly make pasta and meatballs with guacamole and chips on the side.   Well, I suppose maybe I can next time I’m home alone for dinner.

Easy, healthy Citrus marinated Grilled Chicken Fresco Soft Tacos recipe with homemade Pico de Gallo for a light weekday dinner.

This American-style Mexican dish is one of my best summer recipes of the year.  The grilled chicken was perfectly marinated and juicy.  Whenever Mr. Wishes points out how juicy the chicken is in our dinner I secretly want to jump up and down.  This may be because I tend to screw up chicken on the daily.  The marinade is simply awesome and well worth the time it takes to soak the chicken in all of that deliciousness.

So, if you’re looking for something different for your Labor Day weekend grilling, these babies are it.  They go perfect with this 3 Layer Mexican Party Dip I made you the other day.  Oh, and you can mourn the unofficial end of summer along with me while you’re at it.

Easy, healthy Citrus marinated Grilled Chicken Fresco Soft Tacos recipe with homemade Pico de Gallo for a light weekday meal your whole family will love.

Grilled Chicken Fresco Tacos
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Recipe type: dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
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Serves: 6
 
Citrus marinated Grilled Chicken Fresco Soft Tacos recipe topped with a spoonful of Pico de Gallo are light, healthy and the perfect weeknight dinner.
Ingredients
  • Chicken and Marinade:
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 6 tbsp. olive oil
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • Tacos:
  • 12 flour or corn tortillas, warmed (use corn for gluten-free)
  • Pico de Gallo (store-bought or homemade)
  • Fresh Cilantro for topping
  • Lime wedges for serving, if desired
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix the cider vinegar, garlic, lime juice, lemon juice, orange juice, brown sugar, salt, and pepper. Whisk in the olive oil. Place chicken in the mixture. Cover, and marinate 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
  3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Place chicken on the prepared grill, and cook 6 to 8 minutes per side, until juices run clear. Discard marinade.
  4. Chop or shred chicken and divide the chicken between the flour tortillas.
  5. Top each taco with a spoonful of Pico de Gallo and chopped cilantro. Serve immediately or tortillas can get soggy.

 Recipe source: adapted from lovebakesgoodcakes.com

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

12 Responses to “Grilled Chicken Fresco Soft Tacos”

  1. September 3, 2015 at 2:58 AM #

    I love the Mexican posts you do and this one is no exception!! Yum! 🙂

  2. El Jefe de la Torta!
    September 3, 2015 at 9:54 AM #

    Oh , no puedo esperar para comer estos tacos , pero probablemente volvería a elegir para agregar la crema agria ! Muy beuno!

  3. September 3, 2015 at 12:05 PM #

    Oh my gosh, you and the grill!! haha I’m not gonna lie, I’d probably do the same thing. I get distracted easily. But these tacos would have totally been worth it! 😉

  4. September 3, 2015 at 12:19 PM #

    Oh goodness!! It’s reasons like that that I don’t touch the grill!! haha I don’t trust myself! But these tacos look fantastic! We love taco night!

  5. September 3, 2015 at 1:19 PM #

    Yikes – glad that everybody (and the house) are OK! What a scary thing indeed. Your tacos look divine!

  6. September 3, 2015 at 4:05 PM #

    Now, this is definitely my kind of summer taco! Nice and fresh and light. I’ll save the cheese and sour cream for cooler weather 🙂

  7. September 3, 2015 at 4:21 PM #

    I’m glad you’re all okay! I have left the stove on before. I try to be really careful, but things happen sometimes. I love tacos and these are totally calling my name!!

  8. September 3, 2015 at 7:01 PM #

    That marinade sounds wonderful. I love a marinade when it uses apple cider vinegar and citrus! I’m also all about a soft taco. Wonderful recipe! BTW, glad you house didn’t explode and everyone is safe.

  9. September 4, 2015 at 6:25 PM #

    These are perfect. We LOVE tacos (in fact, we just finished eating some for dinner). I’ve always been a little afraid of grills…

  10. September 5, 2015 at 4:05 PM #

    Dang! I had a similiar gas incident the other day with our regular stove top. It was so scary! I had to wait outside for 45 minutes until the gas company came to make sure there wasn’t a leak… Yikes! I’m glad you caught it after only 10 minutes! On the bright side, this recipe look absolutely amazing! YUM!!

  11. September 5, 2015 at 4:49 PM #

    Ooh these tacos will go down a storm in our house. I’m glad you and your home are intact after your little mishap. Gorgeous post thanks. Sammie http://www.feastingisfun.com

  12. September 8, 2015 at 8:06 AM #

    Oh no! I’m so glad nothing happened with garage. I had a friend in HS whose whole garage blew up because of a gas leak. So no fun! BUT these awesome soft tacos make up for everything and I’m sure your husband agrees 🙂

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