Crispy Chicken Tacos

These chicken tacos have just the right amount of every little thing! Even I need a break from spicy food once in a while and this is one very refreshing way of doing so. Imagine eating this Mexican inspired goodness at your next summer BBQ. Put out all of the toppings in bowls let everyone pick and choose their favorite ingredients! Also, you can impress your guests by making your own taco shells at home from corn tortillas. It looks hard but it's really not. 


Marinade:
4 chicken thigh fillets
3 tbsp sweet and smoky chicken rub
3 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp dry parsley
1 tsp liquid smoke
1.5 tbsp lime juice
1.5 tbsp Chipotle tabasco sauce
Toss the chicken around in the marinade to make sure it's all covered.

Throw it on the BBQ at 350 F.
Flip them after 7 minutes.
Let the chicken sit on the grill for another 7 minutes.
If you have a meat thermometer you want it to reach 145 F with chicken. That is how you know it's done!

Make your own Taco shells:
Pour two inches of oil in a pan (I like to use peanut oil) and let it warm up. It's important that your oil isn't too hot when you drop the small corn tortilla in. You want the oil to simmer around the tortilla when you put it in the pan. If it starts to splash, it means that it's too hot and that you need to turn down the heat and wait a few minutes before trying again. Use tongs to fully submerge the tortilla under the oil. Flip it over almost immediately and bend it into a Taco shape. Hold it steady like that until it starts to harden. This will only take seconds. Flip the other side down to the oil to let that harden too. Use your tongs in between the Taco to open it and make sure the Taco is wide enough for you to fit all of your ingredients inside. When the Taco shell has gotten a beautiful golden color and the desired shape - take it out and let it cool off on a paper towel.

Toppings:
Cut up your grilled chicken
3/4 cup sliced black olives
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
3/4 cup diced red onion
3/4 cup diced cherry tomatoes
3/4 cup sliced lettuce
Some chopped up cilantro as the final topping
Add some drops of Chipotle tabasco sauce on top if you like it spicy!

To make it easier to fill your Tacos I recommend that you buy Taco holders!

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