Oven Roasted Chicken Tacos Recipe

Jamie Published November 16, 2020

How To Make Oven Roasted Chicken Tacos

Thinking of the perfect filling for Taco Tuesday? Here’s a simple and easy-to-follow chicken tacos recipe with a generous amount of roasted chicken bits

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 50 minutes


  • 2lbstrimmed large boneless,skinless chicken thighs
  • cupolive oil,(plus more for baking sheet)
  • 3tbspfresh lime juice
  • 1tbspminced garlic (3 cloves)
  • 2tspancho chili powder
  • tspground cumin
  • ½tspground coriander
  • Few dashes cayenne pepper(or to taste)
  • 1tspeach salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ½cupslightly packed roughly chopped cilantro

For serving

  • 10pcscorn tortillas6-inches, warmed
  • shredded lettuce
  • Mexican cheese shredded blend, cotija, queso fresco
  • tomatoesor pico de gallo, diced
  • avocadosor guacamole, diced
  • Mexican creamor sour cream, to serve


  1. In a mixing bowl or liquid measuring cup whisk together olive oil, lime juice, garlic, chili powder, cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper.

  2. Place chicken in a gallon size resealable bag, pour olive oil mixture over chicken. Add cilantro then seal bag while pressing out excess air.

  3. Rub marinade over chicken well. Transfer to refrigerator and allow to marinate at least 1 hour and up to 6 hours.

  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Brush a rimmed (preferably dark coated) 18 by 13-inch baking sheet with 1 tbsp olive oil.

  5. Remove chicken from marinade and transfer to baking sheet spacing chicken evenly apart. Roast in preheated oven until bottom side is golden brown and crisp and chicken is cooked through, about 30 to 40 minutes.

  6. Let chicken rest 2 minutes then cut into small strips or cubes. Serve in tortillas with desired toppings.


  • Calories: 264.73kcal
  • Fat: 17.16g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.86g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.28g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.39g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.65g
  • Fiber: 3.99g
  • Sugar: 0.87g
  • Protein: 3.79g
  • Cholesterol: 3.54mg
  • Sodium: 203.23mg
  • Calcium: 72.52mg
  • Potassium: 191.79mg
  • Iron: 1.56mg
  • Vitamin A: 37.32µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.29mg
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