Grilled Chicken Tacos with Pico de Gallo


This recipe is excerpted from the beautiful seasonal online magazine recently launched by my friend Molly of I was lucky enough to collaborate with her on some fun entertaining recipes for the summer, and these grilled chicken tacos are my new entertaining go-to. Perfect celebrating with family and friends, and enjoying the warmer, lighter evenings of summer.

Be sure to check out Molly’s My Magazine for more lifestyle & entertaining tips, and lots of delicious summer entertaining recipes.

Makes 4 tacos

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, divided
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ jalapeno, seeded & minced
  • 1 tomato, seeded & diced
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • Hot sauce, to serve


  1. Heat a grill or grill pan over high heat. Season your chicken breasts on both sides with a pinch of salt, and sear them on the hot grill. Cook for 4-6 minutes on each side, until cooked through and slightly charred in places. Let the chicken rest while you make the pico de gallo.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the garlic, jalapeno, tomato, onion, cilantro, and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and set aside.
  3. Slice your chicken breasts into strips, and toss with 1 tablespoon lime juice, and a pinch of black pepper.
  4. To serve, warm your tortillas in the oven, and top each with a few strips of grilled chicken and a spoonful of pico de gallo. Enjoy!

Photo by Jodee Debes.

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