The Best Mexican Chicken Marinade

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This Mexican Chicken Marinade is made with easy-to-find ingredients that you probably have in your pantry that result in flavorful and tender chicken every single time. Use for taco, burritos, Mexican pizza, taco salads, and more!

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Marinate 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
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The Best Mexican Chicken Marinade

Chicken Tacos

This Mexican Chicken Marinade is made with a blend of spices, avocado oil, and apple cider vinegar, resulting in juicy and tender chicken every single time! Use for taco, burritos, Mexican pizza, taco salads, and more!

What we love about this recipe is the flavor. The secret is the seasoning and using boneless skinless chicken tenderloins! They are super tender and shred perfectly for tacos! Y’all are going to love this recipe!

Authentic Mexican Chicken Marinade:

  • Boneless skinless chicken tenderloins
  • Seasoning: Chili Powder, Cumin, Smoked Paprika, Sweet Paprika, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Oregano, Chipotle Chile Powder, Coriander Powder, Red Chili Flakes, and Salt & Pepper
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Avocado Oil

How to make the Mexican Marinade for Chicken:

Step 1: In a small bowl, add all seasoning together and toss to combine. To a medium bowl with the chicken, add the seasoning, apple cider vinegar, and avocado oil. Rub together to coat the chicken in the marinade. Add plastic wrap on top and marinate for 30 minutes.

Step 2: Add the marinated chicken to a saute pan over low-medium heat. Cover and cook for about 5-7 minutes until the chicken starts to brown. Flip the chicken over and saute for about an additional 5-7 minutes, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.

Step 3: Remove the chicken from the pan and shred with two forks or cut into small pieces with a fork and knife. Put the chicken back in the pan to soak up any remaining spice and juice.

Step 4: Use chicken for tacos, burritos, Mexican pizza, or taco salads.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long to marinate chicken?


Marinate chicken for at least 30 minutes to 8 hours in the fridge. Be sure to cover the marinated chicken when it’s in the fridge.

This Mexican Chicken Marinade is made with easy-to-find ingredients that you probably have in your pantry that result in flavorful and tender chicken every single time. We hope you all love this recipe!  ♡ 

Mexican Marinated Chicken

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The Best Mexican Chicken Marinade

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This Mexican Chicken Marinade is made with easy-to-find ingredients that you probably have in your pantry that result in flavorful and tender chicken every single time.
Mexican Chicken Tacos
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Marinate 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Yields 4

Ingredients

Mexican Chicken Marinade:

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken tenderloins
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • ¼ tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp red chili flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil

Chicken Tacos:

  • Tortillas
  • Avocado
  • Mexican Cheese
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream
  • Cilantro
  • Hot Sauce

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, add all seasoning together and toss to combine. To a medium bowl with the chicken, add the seasoning, apple cider vinegar, and avocado oil. Rub together to coat the chicken in the marinade. Add plastic wrap on top and marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Add the marinated chicken to a saute pan over low-medium heat. Cover and cook for about 5-7 minutes until the chicken starts to brown. Flip the chicken over and saute for about an additional 5-7 minutes, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and shred with two forks or cut into small pieces with a fork and knife. Put the chicken back in the pan to soak up any remaining spice and juice.
  • Use chicken for tacos, burritos, Mexican pizza, or taco salads.
Course: Entree, Tacos
Cuisine: Mexican-Inspired
Keyword: Chicken, Marinade, Mexican Chicken, Taco Seasoning, Tacos
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