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Delicious Chicken Street Taco Bowls with Corn and Avocado Salsa

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It is time to take taco Tuesday to a whole new level. These chicken street taco bowls make an absolutely amazing dinner option. The fresh and healthy salsa gives them just the right kick too! Our family is a mix of mild and spicy lovers so we usually do things like this on the side. However, they couldn’t get enough of this avocado salsa.

If you aren’t a fan of avocados or can’t find them in your area you can leave them out. I highly recommend trying it with the avocados though. It adds so much to this taco bowl recipe. You can also add black beans to the salsa for a little extra protein if you would like. They add a whole new level of flavor but it’s still just as good.

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The Ingredients:

The beautiful thing about salsa is that you can put just about anything into it in relatively varying amounts and come up with something interesting. Seriously, get creative here! I love fresh fruit salsas or those made with tomatoes fresh from the garden. This salsa includes grilled corn which makes it an instant win in my book. In addition, the bowl includes a cilantro lime rice that accents the chicken perfectly! Just the rice alone is fantastic. ( and a great snack if you have any left over).

The Method:

There are a few different ways that you can cook and put this chicken taco bowl together. The chicken can be marinated and put on the grill or the marinade can be brushed on and the chicken baked before pan searing. If you are short on time you can also pre-cook your chicken in the Instant Pot. I always have a batch of chicken cooked and ready to go from my Instant Pot with a Mexican or Italian seasoning.

For ours, we went with the pan searing method. It’s really up to you which you want to do or which works best for you. If you don’t have a grill, no problem. If you don’t feel like cooking inside, no problem.

The Recipe:

 

Chicken Street Taco Bowls with Corn and Avocado Salsa

Chicken Street Taco Bowls with Corn and Avocado Salsa

Ingredients

    For the Rice:
  • Juice of 1/2 of a lime
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2C rice
  • For the Salsa:
  • 2-3 ears sweet corn, depending on size
  • 1-2 avocados, to taste
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1/2 C fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • Juice of 1/2 of a lime
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • salt/pepper
  • For the chicken:
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 C coconut oil
  • juice of 2 1/2 limes
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp paprika
  • 2T cumin

Instructions

  1. Combine olive oil, juice of 2 1/2 limes, paprika and garlic for chicken marinade.. Add chicken to bag and marinate 1-2 hours ( or overnight)
  2. Put 2 C rice, juice of 1/2 lime, and chopped cilantro in rice cooker ( whatever type you use) to cook rice. Cook per cooker instructions.
  3. Pan sear or grill corn while you chop other vegetables. Add to salsa when finished.
  4. Begin dicing vegetables for salsa. Add to medium sized bowl. Toss in garlic and spices. Douse in olive oil and juice of 1/2 lime. Toss to combine completely.
  5. Put chicken in oven at 425 for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Remove chicken from oven and place in pan to sear or on grill 2-5 minutes. ( just enough to add black char marks)
  7. Let chicken rest 5 minutes before slicing.
  8. Add rice to bowl and top with sliced chicken. Top chicken with a sprinkle of salsa.
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Quick and delicious Chicken Street Taco Bowls with cilantro lime rice and a fresh corn and avocado salsa
Quick and delicious Chicken Street Taco Bowls with cilantro lime rice and a fresh corn and avocado salsa
These chicken taco bowls with avocado lime salsa are an awesome choice for dinner any night of the week! #chickenrecipes #tacobowl #dinnerrecipes

Dorky Mama is a USAF spouse and mom of two living in the South. She lives on comic books, horror movies, and nachos.