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Recipe From from Weber’s On the Grill™: Chicken & Sides by Jamie Purviance

Chicken Tacos with Goat Cheese and Roasted Tomato–Garlic Salsa

  • People

    Serves 4

  • Prep Time

    20 min.

  • Grilling Time

    17 to 21 min.

Serves 4
Prep Time
20 min.
Grilling Time
17 to 21 min.

the Ingredients

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  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • ½ medium white onion, quartered
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • 4 scallions, root ends trimmed
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons minced canned chipotle chile peppers in adobo (or more, depending on how spicy you want your salsa)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • Kosher salt


  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon prepared chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, each 85 to 115 grams
  • Fresh lime juice
  • 8 flour tortillas (15 to 20 centimetres)
  • 55 grams crumbled fresh goat cheese


  • 01 Prepare the grill for direct cooking over high heat (230°C to 290°C).
  • 02 Lightly brush the tomatoes, onion quarters, bell pepper and scallions with oil. Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the vegetables over direct high heat, with the lid closed, until they are charred all over and tender, turning as needed. Remove the vegetables from the grill as they are done. The onion and bell pepper will take 10 to 12 minutes, the tomatoes will take 6 to 8 minutes and the scallion will take 2 to 4 minutes. Place the bell pepper in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let stand for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 03 In the bowl of a food processor or blender, process the tomatoes, onion, garlic, chipotle chile peppers and lime juice until smooth. Season with salt. Pour the salsa into a glass or stainless steel bowl and set aside.
  • 04 In a small bowl combine the rub ingredients. Lightly brush the chicken thighs on both sides with oil and season evenly with the rub.
  • 05 Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the thighs over direct high heat, with the lid closed, until the meat is firm and the juices run clear, 6 to 8 minutes, turning once or twice. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool.
  • 06 When the thighs are cool enough to handle, cut them into 1 centimetre pieces and put them in a large bowl along with 80 millilitres of the salsa. Remove and discard the stem, skin and seeds from the bell pepper. Chop the bell pepper and the scallions and add them to the bowl; toss to combine. Season with salt and lime juice.
  • 07 Heat the tortillas over direct heat just to soften them, 30 seconds to 1 minute, turning once.
  • 08 Lay the tortillas in a single layer on a work surface. Evenly divide the cheese and the chicken–vegetable mixture among the tortillas. Fold up the tortillas and serve with the remaining salsa on the side.