Santa Fe Grilled Chicken Soft Tacos

Santa Fe Grilled Chicken Soft TacosRecipe
Photo: Andrew McCaul; Styling: Lynn Miller
Coat chicken breast halves in a spicy mixture of chili powder, cumin, and crushed red pepper, grill, and serve in flour tortillas.  Top with your favorite taco toppings—lettuce, tomato, cheese, cilantro—for a one-dish Mexican meal.


16 tacos (serving size: 1 taco)

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Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Marinate: 30 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 198
Fat 5 g
Satfat 1 g
Protein 19 g
Carbohydrate 17 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 42 mg
Sodium 285 mg


2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons cumin
1 tablespoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and pounded thin (about 4 large breasts)
16 taco-size soft flour tortillas


1. In a small bowl, combine chili powder, cumin, paprika, red pepper, salt, pepper and brown sugar. Stir in oil; mixture will be moistened but crumbly.

2. Generously rub chicken on all sides with chili mixture. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes to marinate (or cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day).

3. Preheat gas grill to medium, or preheat broiler to high and set rack 6 to 8 inches from source of heat. Grill or broil chicken until firm, about 5 minutes per side. Let cool for 5 minutes, then cut into thin strips.

4. Warm tortillas as package label directs. Serve chicken with tortillas.