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Chicken Soft Tacos with Secret Sauce are what's for dinner tonight! With flavorful chicken morsels and taco fixings wrapped in soft tortillas, and then drizzled with a dreamy Del Taco-inspired sauce, they are quick and easy to make yet pack big, bold flavors.
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Chicken Soft Tacos with Secret Sauce

Chicken Soft Tacos with Secret Sauce are what's for dinner tonight! With flavorful chicken morsels and taco fixings wrapped in soft tortillas, and then drizzled with a dreamy Del Taco-inspired sauce, they are quick and easy to make yet pack big, bold flavors.
Course Main Entree
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 512kcal
Author Lalaine

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thigh meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco or shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 8 pieces flour tortillas

For the Secret Sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine chicken, lime juice, garlic, taco seasoning mix, 1 tablespoon of the oil and brown sugar. Massage onto meat and marinate for about 4 to 5 hours. Drain chicken from the marinade and cut into 1-inch pieces.
  • In a pan over medium heat, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and cooked through. Remove from heat and keep warm. 
  • Alternatively, grill chicken over hot coal until nicely charred and cooked through. Cut into 1-inch pieces.
  • In an ungreased skillet over medium heat, place tortilla and cook for about 20 to 30 seconds on each side or until warm and pliable. 
  • Alternatively, place 4 to 5 tortillas on a microwavable plate and cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave in 30-second increments until warmed through.
  • To assemble, place chicken in the middle of warmed tortilla, top with lettuce and tomato, drizzle secret sauce, and sprinkle cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 512kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 234mg | Sodium: 491mg | Potassium: 735mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 850IU | Vitamin C: 9.9mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 2.3mg