Roast Chicken Tacos With Salsa Verde and Crema

Editor
Taco night just got a whole lot better with this simple and delicious recipe that's easy enough for any weeknight meal
Chicken Tacos With Salsa Verde
David Kaplan

We all love tacos, but we can grow tired of the typical ground beef version. This recipe uses juicy chicken thighs as the base filling, and they’re topped with homemade charred salsa verde to spice things up. This recipe is perfect for a hassle-free meal that won't break the bank.

Ready in
45 m
Prep10 m
Cook35 m
6
Servings
552
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
12 tacos

Notes

If you don't have time to make our favorite salsa verde recipe, pick up a jar of the good quality prepared stuff from your grocery store.

Ingredients

For the roasted chicken thighs:

  • 6 Bone in, skin on chicken thighs
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Mexican oregano
  • Salt to taste

For the tacos:

  • 12 Corn tortillas
  • 1 Cup Charred salsa verde
  • 1 Cup Mexican crema or sour cream
  • 1/4 Cup White onion, minced
  • 1/4 Cup Radish, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro leaves

Directions

For the roasted chicken thighs:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. On a baking sheet, toss chicken thighs with olive oil, salt, pepper, and Mexican oregano. Roast chicken skin side up for 20-25 minutes or until it has an internal temperature of 165 F. Remove from oven and shred the meat by hand, discarding any skin, bones, and cartilage. Set aside.

For the tacos:

Warm tortillas individually in a pan or good cast-iron skillet over medium heat for 1–2 minutes. (Alternately, place the tortillas in a stack in the microwave, covered with a damp towel, for 22 seconds on high.) Then, assemble the tacos, placing the chicken down first in the tortilla, followed by a drizzle of the charred salsa verde, a drizzle of crema, onions, radish, and cilantro.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
36g
56%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
12g
59%
Cholesterol
166mg
55%
Protein
29g
58%
Carbs
28g
9%
Vitamin A
110µg
12%
Vitamin B12
1µg
17%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
35.2%
Vitamin C
7mg
11%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
21µg
26%
Calcium
120mg
12%
Fiber
5g
19%
Folate (food)
18µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
18µg
5%
Iron
2mg
14%
Magnesium
79mg
20%
Monounsaturated
14g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
8mg
42%
Phosphorus
452mg
65%
Polyunsaturated
6g
N/A
Potassium
603mg
17%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
20%
Sodium
679mg
28%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
12.9%
Trans
0.1g
N/A
Zinc
3mg
19%

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