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Authentic Mexican Shredded Chicken Street Tacos Recipe

There’s nothing like Authentic Mexican Shredded Chicken Street Tacos Recipe to make any day a fiesta. A burst of spice in every bite!

Authentic Mexican Shredded Chicken Street Tacos Recipe

Authentic Mexican Shredded Chicken Street Tacos Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 280 kcal


  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large white onion, finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • Freshly chopped cilantro for garnish
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • Queso fresco, crumbled (optional)
  • Avocado slices (optional)


  • Boil the chicken breasts in a pot of water until fully cooked.
  • Once cooked, remove from the pot and let cool. Shred the chicken using two forks and set aside.
  • Then take a large skillet and heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and cook until they are translucent.
  • Now add the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, chipotle peppers, oregano, and cumin to the skillet and mix well.
  • Add the shredded chicken to the skillet and stir until the chicken is well-coated with the sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Let simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Warm the corn tortillas on a skillet or directly over the flame until they are soft and pliable.
  • Finally, assemble the tacos by placing a generous amount of shredded chicken on each tortilla.
  • Garnish with cilantro, a squeeze of lime, queso fresco, and avocado slices if desired.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Dishes that Pair Wonderfully with this Authentic Mexican Shredded Chicken Street Tacos Recipe

Here are some dishes that pair wonderfully with Authentic Mexican Shredded Chicken Street Tacos Recipe.


A classic Mexican avocado dip, rich and creamy, providing a cooling contrast to the spicy chicken.

Mexican Rice

A flavorful rice dish cooked with tomatoes, onions, and a blend of spices. It’s a great side to complement the protein-packed tacos.

Refried Beans

Creamy and savoury, these beans are mashed and then fried, typically with onion and garlic.

Queso Fundido

A hot, melted cheese dip often mixed with chorizo or sautéed mushrooms. Perfect for scooping up with tortilla chips.

Jicama Salad

A crunchy salad made from jicama, a root vegetable, mixed with orange segments, and cucumber, and sprinkled with chilli powder and lime.

Elote (Mexican Street Corn)

Grilled corn on the cob slathered with a mix of mayonnaise, cotija cheese, chilli powder, and lime. It’s a delicious and fun side dish that evokes street food vibes.

Cilantro Lime Rice

A zesty and refreshing rice dish with the brightness of lime and freshness of cilantro.

Pico de Gallo

A fresh tomato salsa with onion, cilantro, jalapeño, and lime. It adds a refreshing and tangy touch to the meal.

Tortilla Soup

A hearty tortilla soup made with crispy tortilla strips, chicken, tomatoes, and a blend of spices. It can be a great starter before diving into the tacos.

Chiles Rellenos

Poblano peppers stuffed with cheese or meat, battered and fried, then topped with a savoury tomato sauce.

To drink, you could serve traditional beverages like Agua Frescas in flavours such as horchata, tamarind, or hibiscus. For those who prefer alcoholic beverages, a cold Cerveza (Mexican beer) or Margarita would be perfect along with Authentic Mexican Shredded Chicken Street Tacos Recipe.

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