Citrus Grilled Chicken Tacos

Today’s taco variety is, like all my recipes, simple (and I would add delicious, but I don’t want to sound too egotistic). Allow your chicken to marinade in while you prep all the ingredients and your fresh pico de gallo (if you choose to make it).

Citrus Grilled Chicken
-Chicken (I used two large chicken cutlets that I cut into four pieces)
-Juice from one lime, one lemon, and one orange (use more if you have more chicken, or pick more of a certain kind to make it stand out)
-Seasonings to taste: Salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, chile flakes, cayenne pepper, paprika, chile powder

Squeeze the juice from all of your citrus into a bowl or zip top bag. Add all your seasonings. I scored my chicken with a knife before marinating. Not sure why I did, but it pulled apart really easily for the tacos. Add chicken and allow to marinade before grilling. While grilling, brush with the leftover marinade.



I pulled apart the grilled chicken after it was done, placed it on some fresh butter lettuce and (eventually) topped it with fresh pico de gallo and avocado. What?! You’ve never made pico de gallo? Here’s my take on it.

Pico de Gallo
-Tomatoes, diced
-Cilantro, chopped
-Green onion, chopped
-Jalapeños or serrano chiles (generally these are spicier), finely diced
-Juice from a line
-Garlic powder, salt and pepper

Throw everything in your bowl and season to taste. That recipe was almost pointless. It’s like a Spanish textbook in Iowa having to explain what a “tortilla” is.


Tada!! Dinner’s done. Enjoy.

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My name is Ali. I love food and cooking, but I am also incredibly busy. I'm a Certified Personal Trainer, as well as a Doctoral Candidate in the History Department at USC. Follow me if you'd like some of my paleo culinary creations! All recipes property of Alicia Gutierrez-Romine

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