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Grilled chicken tacos loaded with cilantro and cheese.
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Grilled Chicken Tacos

It's time to leave bland, boring chicken tacos by the wayside. These grilled chicken tacos are seasoned with a punchy taco seasoning and topped with homemade roasted tomatillo salsa for a chicken taco that puts all others to shame.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Grilled Chicken Tacos
Servings: 6 people
Author: Susie Bulloch


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 Tablespoons Hey Grill Hey Fiesta Rub recipe in notes section
  • 12 flour or corn tortillas
  • assorted taco toppings I like cilantro, onions, lime wedges, and queso fresco

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

  • 4 tomatillos skins removed
  • 1 jalapeno sliced in half
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ¼ yellow onion
  • 1 Tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 2 limes juiced
  • Hey Grill Hey Fiesta Rub to taste


  • Preheat. Preheat your grill to 450 degrees F with even heat across the grill grates.
  • Grill the veggies. In a grill basket, add the tomatillos, jalapeno, garlic, and onion. Drizzle with the avocado oil and toss lightly to coat. Place the basket on the grill and close the lid. Cook for 5-7 minutes, flipping the vegetables occasionally. Remove the roasted vegetables from the grill and set aside to cool.
  • Season. Season the chicken thighs on all sides with Fiesta Rub.
  • Grill the chicken. Place the seasoned chicken thighs on the grill grates, close the lid, and grill for 4-5 minutes before flipping. Close the lid and continue grilling until an internal thermometer reads 175 degrees F. Remove the chicken to a platter and tent lightly with foil. Rest for 10 minutes before chopping.
  • Prepare the salsa. Transfer the roasted and cooled vegetables to a blender or food processor. Add in the fresh cilantro and lime juice. Puree until desired consistency and add in the Fiesta Rub (or salt and pepper) to taste and transfer to a serving dish.
  • Assemble the toppings. Prepare your cheese, cilantro, lime wedges, and onions.
  • Heat the tortillas. Use the hot grill to thoroughly heat your tortillas.
  • Assemble. Load the hot tortillas with grilled chicken, tomatillo salsa, and all of your favorite toppings before serving.



Fiesta Rub


Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 581mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 358IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2mg