3-Ingredient Taco Chicken

3-Ingredient Taco Chicken – only 3 ingredients including the chicken!! SO easy! Chicken, taco seasoning and Italian dressing. Great as a main dish, chopped up in fajitas, tacos, sandwich wraps, or on top of a salad. This is such a versatile grilled chicken recipe!! Give this a try the next time you fire up the grill. You won’t be disappointed! #grilling #grill #taco #chicken #chickenrecipe #grilledchicken

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Easy Mexican Grilled Chicken

It’s not officially summer, but our grilling game is going strong! This 3-Ingredient Taco Chicken has been on repeat in our house. You can ‘t beat an easy grilled chicken recipe that has only three ingredients – including the chicken! I like to marinate the chicken before bed and we are ready to grill the next day. SO easy!!!

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How to Grill Chicken

As I said, I marinated the chicken overnight. I think the longer the better when it comes to marinating. If you don’t have that much time, try to give it at least an hour in the marinade.

Don’t forget to pound your chicken to an even thickness! That is the key to getting perfectly grilled chicken. Place the chicken in a ziplock bag and gently pound the thick end of the chicken with a flat meat mallet. Having the chicken the same thickness helps the chicken cook evenly.

Don’t have a grill? No problem! You can cook the chicken inside. Pan sear the chicken on both sides for 3 to 4 minutes. Place chicken on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 400ºF for 10 minutes, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.

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What to Serve with Grilled Taco Chicken

We ate this 3-Ingredient Taco Chicken with some Quick Mexican Rice and Easy Refried Beans. This is also great as fajitas, tacos, on top of a salad, in a wrap. I’ve also used it as the marinade for my all-time favorite Pollo Loco recipe! This is really a versatile recipe. That is why we love it so much!!

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3-Ingredient Taco Chicken

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
3-Ingredient Taco Chicken – only 3 ingredients including the chicken!! SO easy! Chicken, taco seasoning and Italian dressing. Great as a main dish, chopped up in fajitas, tacos, wraps or on top of a salad. Such a versatile grilled chicken recipe!! Give this a try the next time you fire up the grill. You won’t be disappointed! #grilling #grill #taco #chicken #chickenrecipe #grilledchicken

Ingredients:

  • cups Italian dressing
  • 1 (1-oz) packet taco seasoning
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

Instructions:

  • Place chicken in a gallon ziplock bag. Using a flat meat mallet, pound chicken to an even thickness.
  • Whisk together Italian dressing and taco seasoning. Pour over chicken and refrigerate at least one hour to overnight.
  • Remove chicken from marinade.
  • Prepare grill and grill chicken until done, approximately 12 to 15 minutes.

Notes:

Can use any cut of chicken you prefer – breasts, tenders, thighs.
Use a meat thermometer to check for an internal temperature of 165ºF.
To cook chicken without a grill, pan sear on both sides for 3 to 4 minutes. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 400ºF for 10 minutes, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.

Steph

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  1. made this today for lunch. served with Mexican rice, recipe from the Kitchen/food network, guacamole dip and iced tea. Of course, there was sour cream, salsa, black beans, tortillas and chips. family enjoyed and will make again

  2. If I use chicken tenders in an electric skillet would I need to use the oven as well? Seems like they would cook quick because of their size.

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