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costco copycat chicken street tacos

Chicken Street Tacos - Costco Copycat

Marinated chicken, crunchy cabbage mix, salsa, and cilantro lime crema served in a warm corn tortilla!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Marinade Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 or more people


  • grill pan


For the marinade:

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless, chicken thighs (or breasts)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For the tortillas:

  • 8-12 corn tortillas
  • Canola or olive oil spray

Taco toppings:

  • shredded cheese
  • coleslaw mix or shredded cabbage
  • salsa
  • cilantro lime crema
  • tomatoes, lettuce, chopped red onions, limes (optional)


To make the chicken:

  • Place marinade ingredients into a resealable gallon sized bag, and squish around to mix. Add chicken. Marinate for at least 30 minutes but up to 24 hours.
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  • Brush grill pan with oil, then turn heat to high. Once grill is hot, place chicken onto grill pan and cook on each side until color and grill marks develop. Meanwhile heat oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Transfer chicken to foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes until cooked through and chicken has reached an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees F.
  • When chicken is done, remove from oven and transfer to a cutting board/mat to rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Chop chicken into bite-sized pieces.

To prepare the corn tortillas:

  • Heat a skillet over medium heat.
  • Spray each side of the tortillas with Canola or olive oil spray.
  • Add tortillas to the skillet in a single layer, as many will fit at once (typically 3 depending on the size of the skillet).
  • Heat until warm on one side, flip, and heat until warm on the other side, then transfer to a plate until ready to serve.

To serve the tacos:

  • Set out chicken, tortillas, cheese, slaw mix, salsa, any other toppings you prefer, and crema in individual dishes for a build-your-own taco experience.


Marinade adapted from Gimme Delicious
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Keyword chicken, main dish, mexican, tacos