Tacos De Pollo

Serves 4 to 6

Marinating the chicken overnight takes the flavor of this authentically inspired recipe to a new level.


  • 1 package boneless skinless Smart Chicken thighs

  • ½ cup cilantro, roughly chopped

  • 1 small yellow onion, half sliced and half diced small

  • 1 jalapeño, sliced

  • 1 (12-ounce) light beer

  • ½ tablespoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 package corn tortillas

  • 1 jar salsa

  • 1 lime, sliced


In a bowl, combine the chicken, cilantro, onion, jalapeño, beer, salt, and pepper. Cover and marinate overnight. When ready to cook, preheat the grill. Grill the chicken thighs until golden-brown and cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F. Let the chicken rest for about 5 to 10 minutes. Roughly chop the chicken and grill the tortillas until soft, then wrap in foil. Assemble the tortilla with chicken, onion, and cilantro, and top with salsa, then garnish with lime.

Recipe created by Benjamin Maides, Chef, Au Courant Regional Kitchen, Omaha, Nebraska