Soft Chicken Tacos

  • CarolJ Posted: 04/26/10
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    This rub was amazing. I used it for the chicken tacos on Saturday night and we loved it so much we used it on chicken legs again the next night. After reading other reviews, I doubled the rub and that worked well. Also, I bought bone-in thighs by mistake and they worked just great. For both the thighs and the legs, I took the skin off before seasoning with the rub so the meat was flavored beautifully. My husband grilled the chicken and both times it came out flavorful, juicy and delicious. A definite keeper--and a recipe I've already forwarded to friends.

  • bellymama Posted: 05/06/09
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    I'm not sure what the big deal is with these chicken tacos. Other reviewers loved them, but my family found them to be very mediocre. The spice rub is definitely missing something. I think it could benefit from some sweet and spicy components.

  • kpecci Posted: 02/28/09
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    This is a fabulous, fast, scrumptuous recipe! I whipped it up in no time and served it to my family, including my kids. Everyone raved about how juicy the chicken was and how great it tasted. I served it with a bean salad with tomatoes, avocados, red onion drizzled with olive oil and lime juice. They want to eat it again and again - as do I!

  • KathleenH Posted: 05/21/09
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    This recipe is SO yummy. Once I made it with chicken, but I usually use shrimp, which is impressively delicious. I've been making it for my family for a few years now- it is requested often. Also, be sure to use cabbage as a garnish, it really is good.

  • AnnaRos Posted: 08/11/09
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    I doubled the spice mixture, and used ancho chili powder. I rubbed the chicken, covered and refigerated it for 4 hours. Sauteed on a skillet (too hot to grill) and served with spicy tomatillo salsa and chopped fresh cilantro. Would be good with guacamole and sweet chopped onion, too. Cabbage adds a nice crunch. Lovely!

  • snoopka Posted: 04/20/09
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    Very easy, very tasty!

  • anc0406 Posted: 04/27/09
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    Super fast and easy, really tasty, what more could you ask for?

  • karaab Posted: 04/20/09
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    I made this for my boyfriend and myself and we loved it! Some of the best tacos you'll ever eat at home.

  • ptflip Posted: 07/19/09
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    This taco recipe is fabulous. I made double the rub mixture to ensure the flavor really came through with the chicken and I'm glad I did. The cabbage adds a great crunch to the taco. I'll definitely be making this recipe again.

  • sarahjones Posted: 04/22/10
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    Made this tonight the family loved it will make it again for sure !

  • crewof5 Posted: 07/07/10
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    Followed the recipe exactly...absolutely delicious! Will definitely be making again.

  • epestrad Posted: 04/11/11
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    This recipe is SO, SO yummy. The rub seems simple but the flavors are amazing. Plus, they're easy to make and the clean up is minimal. I made a few changes: 1) As per the other reviewers, I doubled the rub; 2) I used chicken breast because I don't do dark meat; and 3) I broiled the chicken because we don't have easy access to a grill. 5 minutes on one side, 6 minutes on the other after pounding the chicken breast to about 1/4 inch thickness.

  • kitchenwitchCO Posted: 09/14/11
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    This is a good rub, have used it often on chicken breasts and thighs in other mexican recipes. Have made the tacos several times like the chopped cabbage. Sometimes don't even bother with the cheese. Serve spanish rice and refries on the side.

  • mrscrazyed Posted: 09/18/11
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    This recipe lacks a little zip. The flavor of the chicken itself was good, but the toppings were very bland. I spiced up the cabbage with a splash of cider vinegar, and added some thinly sliced avocado to the taco. Much better. I used chicken breasts instead of thighs; I would never use thighs in this application.

  • franMc Posted: 04/15/12
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    I added a few extra spices (onion powder and smoked paprika) to the rub and a tsp of brown sugar for a little sweetness. I added lime juice and cider vinegar to the cabbage for some tang. I only had regular cheddar on hand so used that, but missed the spice of the pepper jack. Finally, I topped with cilantro. Everyone, including the kids, enjoyed.

  • sandy822 Posted: 04/24/13
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    Cooked this last night and it was pretty good! My husband really really liked it, so that's always a success! Will probably double the rub next time and I added Spanish rice. I only had flour tortillas on hand so I made the flour tortillas a little crispy in the oven but next time will make as a burrito or put flour tortilla in a taco pan and make it into a taco salad (with the flour tortillas shape like a taco bowl). I like tacos but don't care for stuff falling out of the tacos. Good go to recipe for every week.

  • ckdexterhaven11 Posted: 04/16/13
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    These are simple, but the rub is excellent, so the light, fresh, not overpowering ingredients are a perfect match. I come back to this recipe again and again.

  • daneanp Posted: 08/06/13
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    Quick, easy, delicious. I used bagged angel hair cabbage to save even more time. Served with sliced yellow pepper, sliced avocado, and chopped cilantro. A squeeze of lime finished it. Side dish was some fruit. Very filling and perfect for a weeknight dinner.

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