Grilled Chicken Taco Recipe with Avocado Cilantro Dressing

These grilled chicken tacos with creamy avocado cilantro dressing are the perfect light meal, packed with flavour and freshness but easy to make To make these tacos start with marinating the chicken

Of course you can change it up if you would like and use a different type of meat, fish and beef work really well here I’m using 2 skinless and boneless chicken breast which will be enough to feed 4 people or make about 8 tacos Start by placing the chicken in between a sheet of non-stick cooking paper and using a heavy object like a rolling pin to pound out the chicken Focus on the thicker side, you want to thin it out so the chicken will cook as evenly as possible If you would like the full recipe for these Grilled chicken tacos with cilantro avocado dressing a printable version will be on my website, as well as the full measurements listed below

Use a knife to slice the chicken into strips around the same size and place into a medium sized bowl To the chicken add a drizzle of oil, and a teaspoon of each paprika, chilli powder, cumin and garlic powder, followed by the juice of half a lime If you’re not a fan of spicy food try only using half the amount of chilli powder I don’t find the chicken too hot, the creaminess of the dressing really calms it down Use tongs to toss the chicken in the marinade until it is well coated and set to the side

You can leave the chicken to marinate anywhere from 10 minutes to overnight depending on how much time you have You do get a better flavour the longer you leave it but it’s still really good if you cook it straight away While the chicken is marinating get started on the dressing This dressing is light but also extremely creamy and flavourful The secret is basically a whole avocado

Cut it in half, remove the pip and scoop it out into a mini food processor If you don’t have a food processor a blender will work or if you really want to you can make this in a bowl, just mash and finely chop the ingredients Avocado is one of my favourite ingredients to use in dressings or sauces, they’re extremely creamy but much better for you than cream To the avocado add a handful of cilantro or coriander, same thing just different names You want to add the leaves as well as the stalks, you’ll find most of the flavour is actually in the stalks but it’s the part that most people throw away

Add the juice of a lime for some tang, about half a cup of yoghurt or sour cream and a pinch of salt Place the lid on the processor and process the dressing until everything is combined Take a look at the consistency of your dressing, add a small amount more yoghurt if you would like it thinner To cook the chicken you can do this on an outside grill or bbq, in the oven or on a griddle pan A griddle pan is my favourite as you get the char lines on the meat

Don’t worry about oiling the grill as the marinade already has oil in it Once the grill is hot add the chicken and leave to cook for about 3-4 minutes each side While the chicken is cooking shred up some green and purple cabbage to go in the tacos I like them incredibly simple so that is all I’m adding but you could add anything else you would like, fresh tomato works well Check the chicken, if you can see the dark grill marks, turn and cook on the other side for about 4 minutes

Prepare your tortillas according to packet directions, you can use corn or flour I like to do it over a naked flame but the oven works just as well Fill the tacos with the cabbage, add a few pieces of chicken and drizzle over the avocado and cilantro dressing Lasts add a few coriander leaves and a squeeze of lime These tacos are incredibly light, fresh and flavourful

Let me know if you try the recipe, I would love to see a picture Thank you for watching, I’ll see you in my next video Bye


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