Feb 8, 2012

Chicken Tacos with Goat Cheese and Roasted Tomato-Garlic SalsaRecipe from Weber's On the Grill™: Chicken & Sides by Jamie Purviance

Rating: 5 stars

3 Reviews

Grocery List

Fresh Produce

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 limes
  • 1 red bell peppers
  • 4 scallions
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 white onions

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, each 3 to 4 oz

Oil and Spices

  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 0.5 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp prepared chili powder

Dairy

  • 2 oz crumbled goat cheese

Other

  • 2 canned chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce
  • 8 flour tortillas (6 to 8")

Ingredients


  • 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 chiles in adobo (or more, depending on how spicy you want your salsa)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • Kosher salt

Rub

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon prepared chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, each 3 to 4 ounces
  • Fresh lime juice
  • 8 flour tortillas (6 to 8 inches)
  • ½ cup crumbled fresh goat cheese

Instructions

  1. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over high heat (450° to 550°F).

  2. Lightly brush the tomatoes, onion pieces, bell pepper, and scallions all over with oil. Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the vegetables over direct high heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, 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 scallions 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.

  3. In the bowl of a food processor or blender, process the tomatoes, onion, garlic, chipotle chiles, and lime juice until smooth. Season with salt. Pour the salsa into a glass or stainless steel bowl and set aside.

  4. In a small bowl combine the rub ingredients. Lightly brush the thighs on both sides with oil and season evenly with the rub.

  5. Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the thighs over direct high heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, 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.

  6. When the thighs are cool enough to handle, cut them into ⅓-inch pieces and put them in a large bowl along with ⅓ cup of the salsa. Remove and discard the stem, skin, and seeds from the bell pepper. Chop the pepper and scallions and add them to the bowl; toss to combine. Season with salt and lime juice.

  7. Heat the tortillas over direct high heat just to soften them, 30 seconds to 1 minute, turning once.

  8. 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.

3 Reviews

Average Rating

Rating: 5 stars

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Rating: 5 stars

Apr 29, 2016

John P

A favorite for boneless skinless thighs!

I substituted Cotija for the goat cheese because I had some from another dinner and it added a little salty tang. This is a staple meal in my home; fresh ingredients always make this salsa better in summer.

Type of Griller

Advanced

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Apr 29, 2016

Ellen T

Awesome recipe!

We love this recipe. I like to make this on Sunday and make extra salsa (it is truly delicious!) and use the leftover salsa on nachos and in other meals during the week. My husband thinks the chicken thighs alone are the best thing on earth.

Type of Griller

Intermediate

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Jul 20, 2016

Kyle S

Wife Approved

I made this recipe quickly for the first time tonight. My wife and I loved it. She said it is one of her top 5 favorites of all time and if I had to choose to make her a special dinner to make this one (She can be very picky about food)!

Type of Griller

Intermediate

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

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