Straightforward rooster tacos with a scrumptious corn and avocado topping! 

Overhead shot of chicken tacos on a plate

Hen Tacos

My love of Mexican avenue corn (elotes) is unquestionably not a secret right here on the weblog. I’ve used these flavors in a pasta salad, burrito bowls, and a healthier quinoa salad and now I’m sharing these avenue rooster tacos “Mexican avenue corn” model!

These simple rooster tacos are addicting! I’ve made them many instances now and the entire household offers them an enormous thumbs up. They’re easy to make, filling, more healthy than most tacos, and better of all they’re filled with wonderful flavors.

The tacos begin with tortillas (corn or flour) they usually’re crammed with seasoned rooster, topped with a Mexican-street corn impressed salsa (corn, inexperienced onions, cilantro, spices), and garnished with cheese, contemporary avocado, and contemporary lime. The of completion? A simple chili-lime sauce. It’d sound like quite a bit, however I promise these come collectively shortly and effectively! To not point out the trouble is nicely definitely worth the reward 🙂

In fact we’ve bought the corn and avocado topping I’ve talked about a couple of instances, however past that, there are many choices so as to add! Our favorites: Cotija cheese, contemporary lime juice, contemporary cilantro, and jalapenos. Another concepts: cilantro-lime rice (or quinoa) (add proper within the tacos), black beans, lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, bitter cream, and so forth. Should you don’t like/don’t have Cotija cheese you might additionally use Queso Fresco.

So far as the corn topping for these tacos: there are a few choices for the corn on this salad. One goes to genuine route and grill the corn till frivolously charred throughout. If in case you have a grill and the additional time, I might extremely advocate going this route — it’s unbelievable what freshly grilled corn does for these tacos! The opposite choices are simpler and fewer time consuming which I do know quite a bit of you’re a fan of (together with me 99% of the time!).

Possibility #1: purchase pre-roasted canned corn (close to common canned corn within the grocery retailer) and use 2 cans of that drained.

Possibility #2: purchase simply common canned corn and roast it for a couple of minutes on the stovetop. 🙂 As soon as the corn is grilled and cooled, you’ll toss it with contemporary inexperienced onions and contemporary cilantro, add some lime juice and cumin after which spoon it proper over the sliced rooster. You may also add an avocado to this corn combination which is what we like to do 🙂 Should you aren’t a fan of avocado, be at liberty to go away it off solely!

 

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Mexican Road Corn Tacos

Straightforward rooster tacos with a scrumptious corn and avocado topping! 

Course:

Dinner

Delicacies:

Mexican

Key phrase:

rooster taco recipe, rooster tacos

Servings: 6 servings

Energy: 347 kcal

Creator: Chelsea

Components

Grilled Hen

  • 1 and half
    kilos
    boneless skinless rooster breasts
  • 1/4
    cup
    olive oil
  • 1/4
    cup
    freshly squeezed lime juice + 1 teaspoon lime zest (1 giant or 2 small limes)
  • 2
    teaspoons
    minced garlic
  • 2
    teaspoons
    floor cumin
  • half
    teaspoon
    paprika
  • 1 and 1/4
    teaspoon
    chili powder
  • Salt and pepper

“Road Corn” Topping

  • 1
    (15 ounces) can
    fire-roasted corn OR 2 giant cobs of corn (contemporary is greatest if out there!)
  • 1
    giant avocado,
    chopped
  • 3
    inexperienced onions,
    thinly sliced
  • half
    bunch cilantro,
    finely chopped
  • 1
    tablespoon
    finely chopped jalapeno
  • 12
    small (street-sized)
    Tortillas (flour or corn)
  • Non-obligatory: Cotija or Queso Fresco Cheese, black beans, extra lime wedges/juice & cilantro

Sauce

  • half
    cup
    full fats common mayo
  • 3
    tablespoons
    freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/8
    teaspoon
    floor cumin
  • 1/4
    teaspoon
    paprika
  • half
    teaspoon
    chili powder
  • 1
    teaspoon
    Sriracha

Directions

  1. Trim the rooster breasts of fats and pound them to even thickness to make sure even grilling. You may also slice them evenly in half widthwise for a faster grill. Place the ready rooster in a big ziplock bag and put aside.

  2. In a small bowl whisk collectively 1/Four cup olive oil, 1 teaspoon lime zest, 1/Four cup freshly squeezed lime juice, minced garlic, cumin, paprika, chili powder, and salt + pepper (I take advantage of a few teaspoon of every). As soon as the combination is nicely mixed, take away 3-Four tablespoons of the combination and reserve for later.

  3. Add the remainder of the marinade within the bag with the rooster. Seal the bag after which knead along with your arms to make sure all the rooster is nicely coated. Place within the fridge and marinate for at the least 45 minutes and ideally 2-Three hours. Do not marinate longer than 5 hours.

  4. Preheat a grill to medium-high warmth (about 450 levels F.) Generously oil the grill (I drench a rolled-up paper towel in vegetable oil and, holding it with tongs, rub it over the grill grates. Do not skip this step.) Husk the corn and rub olive oil over the corn. Sprinkle the corn frivolously with salt and pepper. Place the corn on one half of the grill.

  5. Take away rooster from marinade and discard remaining marinade. Grill the rooster (on the opposite half of the grill) turning as soon as midway by means of grilling, about 4-6 minutes per facet (till the thickest a part of the rooster registers 165 levels F.). Baste the rooster with the reserved marinade as you grill and after flipping. Switch the rooster to a plate and canopy with foil. Permit the rooster to relaxation for a couple of minutes so the juices can re-distribute. Thinly slice the breasts. As you baste the rooster, flip the corn too. Take away the corn when grilled to your liking (about 15-20 minutes, turning each 5 minutes) (Various corn preparation: see word)

  6. Within the final 2 minutes of grilling, add the flour or corn tortillas to the grill. Spray either side of the tortillas with cooking spray, frivolously sprinkle with salt, after which place on the grates for 30-45 seconds, flip and depart on for an additional 30-45 seconds. Take away and instantly fold into taco form and put aside to barely cool.

  7. Permit grilled corn to chill after which slice it off the cob. Toss the grilled corn with the chopped avocado, thinly sliced inexperienced onions, finely chopped cilantro, and finely chopped jalapeno. Add a tablespoon of contemporary lime juice (elective) and toss collectively. Put aside.

  8. For the sauce: whisk all the pieces collectively till clean and mixed. Style and regulate to non-public desire (extra salt, pepper, sriracha, and so forth.)

  9. Refill the grilled/warmed tortillas with thinly sliced cooked rooster, a beneficiant spoonful of the corn-avocado combination, and a very good spoonful of the sauce. Moreover add further lime juice, cilantro, and/or cotija cheese. Take pleasure in!

Recipe Notes

Various #1: use pre-roasted canned corn — drain and permit to dry. Various #2: use common canned corn: warmth a big forged iron skillet on medium excessive warmth for 3-Four minutes or till highly regarded. Drain corn and place in a single layer and cook dinner for about 5 minutes stirring as soon as in between or till browned. Keep away from stirring too usually as it will preserve the corn from getting a very good roast.

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