Lime-Rubbed Chicken Tacos with Corn Guacamole
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For the chicken:
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breasts
- 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or to taste
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary, or 1/4 teaspoon dried
For the corn guacamole:
- 2 large ripe Mexican avocados halved, pitted and diced
- 1 jalapeno chile roasted, chopped, or to taste
- 2 garlic cloves roasted with the skin on, peeled and minced
- 3/4 cup corn kernels shaved from corn, or cooked from thawed
- 3/4 cup cherry or grape tomatoes halved or chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt or to taste
To assemble tacos:
- 10-12 corn tortillas homemade or store-bought
To make the chicken:
- Mix the lime juice with the olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper and rosemary in a bowl. Pour on top of the chicken, in a container. Cover and refrigerate anywhere from 1/2 hour up to 12 hours.
- Heat a medium-sized sauté or grill pan over medium-high heat. Add corn or safflower oil; once it is hot but not smoking, add the chicken. Sauté until golden brown and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Remove from the pan, place on chopping board to cool. When cool enough to handle, slice into diagonal strips about a 1/2-inch wide.
To make the guacamole:
- Place the jalapeño and garlic cloves in a small baking dish under the broiler, for 6 to 9 minutes, until completely cooked through, soft and skin is charred. Once cool enough to handle, peel garlic and mince along with chiles.
- Place diced avocado in a mixing bowl. Add the charred and minced garlic and jalapeños, gently tossing everything together well. Incorporate the corn and tomatoes. Squeeze the lime juice on top and sprinkle the salt. Mix it all together.
To assemble tacos:
- In an already hot skillet or comal set over medium-low heat, heat the tortillas. It will take about 1 minute per side.
- Place the tortillas in a tortilla warmer or wrap them in a clean kitchen towel or cloth napkin. Serve them together with the guacamole and the chicken at the table and assemble your tacos!