Chicken street tacos totally loaded up! Juicy seasoned chicken breast, guacamole, pico de gallo and topped with a spicy and creamy homemade chipotle aioli.
This recipe was first published on August 14, 2017.
Chicken Street Tacos
Chicken street tacos are one those easy dinner meals that comes together so quick. It’s healthy and kid friendly too because you can easily make a little quesadilla out of the same ingredients if your littlest kids don’t care for tacos.
I cook southwest style food quite a bit. I love anything in the taco and salsa world, really.
But street tacos are kind of this newish trendy thing that you see everywhere now.
They are at restaurants, food trucks and hopefully now in your own kitchen!
What Is A Street Taco?
A street taco is a very minimalist taco. A corn tortilla, some meat, a little salsa and maybe some cabbage slaw or cilantro.
This type of taco uses a smaller tortilla, one that easily fits in your hand and you can eat on the go.
You’ll often find that a street taco comes with two tortillas because the point is to load them up with the fillings, so you don’t want it to break and get everywhere.
I like to use the first tortilla to eat and have the second one beneath it to catch any stray filling that falls out.
Are street tacos Healthy?
I like to think it’s the world’s healthiest taco.
The main ingredients are meat and vegetables.
Plus if you use a corn tortilla vs a flour tortilla helps too.
How Do You Make Chipotle Aioli?
Aioli on a taco is like whipped cream on top of hot chocolate.
It just makes the taco so much better! This chipotle aioli is zippy and creamy.
You only need a handful of ingredients, most of which you probably have on hand!
The only thing that may be missing from your cabinet is chipotle seasoning, but if you don’t have that you should grab some because it’s a very versatile spice in southwest cooking!
You’ll mix everything up in a bowl, let it chill a bit, this helps the flavors come together.
If you have a squeeze bottle (the kind you see ketchup or bbq sauce in at a restaurant) you can toss it in there so it’s easy to squeeze on the taco.
Does your family like tacos? What are some of your favorite toppings you just cant live without? Mine is definitely pico de gallo. In the summer it’s alway in my fridge at all times for easy snacking.
I try to keep certain items in my fridge at all times for the nights when I need something quick and easy to make.
Something what I like to do is keep chicken on hand (always), frozen, so I can throw it in the fridge to defrost for later in the week since it does take a few days. Or if you have an instant pot you can actually cook a frozen chicken in it.
These chicken street tacos take about 45 minutes to make.
I make this fresh pico de gallo about every other week, I use it in so many of my dishes, it’s really versatile if you are cooking anything southwest.
The pico really brightens up food and gives it that extra boom pow kick of flavor. You can grab my Perfect Pico de Gallo recipe here.
more delicious southwest recipes!
- Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas With Elote (Mexican Street Corn) – These are seriously amazing, the Mexican street corn is out of this world
- Skillet Carnitas Nachos – A quick and easy carnitas nacho recipe
- Easy Southwest Steak Frites and Guacamole – Tender steak, wedge cut seasoned fries, guacamole and and all covered in jack cheese
- Skillet Chicken Jalapeño Cream Cheese Enchiladas – A bit quicker than rolled up enchiladas
- Short Rib Enchiladas With Tomatillo Sauce – The tomatillo sauce is so easy to make, or you can use a jar if you want
- Freezer Friendly Chicken Tortilla Soup – the best freezer friendly chicken tortilla soup, this stuff is amazing
- Baked Elote Chicken Taquitos – Mexican street corn (elote) and juicy chicken all in a baked taquito, you have to try these!
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Chicken Street Tacos with Guacamole and Chipotle Aioli
- corn tortillas
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- pico de Gallo see notes below for recipe link
- sour cream
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 3/4 tsp chipotle powder *this is not chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp oregano
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 c mayo
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 2 avocados
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp cilantro
- Preheat oven to 400
- Season the chicken breasts with the “chicken seasoning”
- Heat a skillet to medium heat with 1 tbsp avocado oil
- Sear the chicken breasts in the skillet for 3 minutes on each side
- Cover with foil and place the skillet in the oven for 25 minutes
- Prep the guacamole , pico de Gallo and chipotle aioli
- Remove chicken from the oven, let it rest 10 minutes before cutting
- Heat a skillet over high heat, place a few corn tortillas on the skillet, once dark spots start to show, flip it and cook the same way
- Transfer the tortillas to a hand towel, fold one side over the corn tortillas and let them steam for 5 minutes to re-soften
- Put together the tacos
- 2 tortillas stacked > spread the guacamole > chicken > pico de Gallo > sour cream > chipotle aioli > cilantro