We love to make tacos here. Not only are they easy to make, they are honestly, pretty difficult to mess up (even for the worst cooks out there).
With kids, we usually stick with the basic tacos which consist of beef, lettuce, tomato, cheese and taco sauce. Sure, they are good, but they get pretty boring after a while. We decided to try to make them more exciting by trying something new.
We happened to have some Goya marinate in the refrigerator and chicken which was thawed and begging to be turned into something fabulous. My husband and I racked our brains and thought, why don’t we turn the tacos the kids want tonight into something better?!
We went to town creating and the result was a truly mouth watering taco unlike anything we’d ever made before. Best of all, it is easy to make. Yep – this is another one of those recipes that is difficult to mess up!!!
Other Mexican recipe ideas:
- 1-2 lb of chicken breasts, sliced into 1-2" wide strips
- 2-3 cups of Goya Mojo Criollo
- 1 - 2 small chunks of mesquite wood and smoker box (optional)
- Homemade Salsa (may use store bought)
- Shredded lettuce (as much as you need for your shells - based upon desire)
- Sour Cream (if desired)
- 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- Corn taco shells (may also use flour tortilla shells instead)
- Place sliced chicken breasts into bowl and cover with Goya Mojo Criollo
- Cover and place in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours
- Soak wood in water for at least 4 hours prior to grilling.
- Place wood in a grill box or on top of flame shields to start burning.
- Grill slowly, until grill marks are on the chicken and the edges are white (time will vary based upon thickness).
- Flip at least 2 - 3times over the course of 8 - 10 minutes (or until cooked throughout).
- Cube chicken into small chunks.
- Place in the bottom of the taco shell or on the tortilla
- Add lettuce, salsa, cheese and sour cream (if desired)