Grilled Chicken Tacos with Strawberry Avocado Salsa

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Strawberry Avocado Salsa

You don’t need it to be Tuesday to enjoy these healthy and flavorful grilled chicken tacos with fresh strawberry avocado salsa.

I love soft tacos. And I especially love soft tacos that are filled with smoky grilled chicken and cool and refreshing strawberry avocado salsa. While you can feel free to add in more toppings, I love the simplicity of the warm grilled chicken, cool salsa, and salty feta cheese.

Bowl of strawberry salsa

Chicken thighs are great for cooking on the grill as they won’t dry out as easily as chicken breast and don’t need much seasoning to make them taste juicy and delicious. I made a simple spice blend of ground cumin, chili powder, and dried thyme, but feel free to get even more minimalist and just stick with salt and pepper.

Grilled chicken on cutting board

Since my local grocery store was having a sale on strawberries, I figured I’d give these tacos a summery flare with a fresh strawberry and avocado salsa. But as the summer progresses into peach season, you could easily swap out the strawberries for diced peaches!

So here’s a toast to every night being Taco Tuesday night!

Assembled grilled chicken tacos with strawberry avocado salsa

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Strawberry Avocado Salsa

You don’t need it to be Tuesday to enjoy these healthy and flavorful grilled chicken tacos with fresh strawberry avocado salsa.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time42 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken tacos, Strawberry Salsa
Servings: 4
Calories: 548kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 cup diced strawberries
  • ½ avocado diced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 jalapeno diced (seeds removed for a milder salsa)
  • ¼ tsp honey
  • Pinch of salt
  • 8 small taco flour tortillas
  • Cojita or feta cheese for topping optional

Instructions

  • Combine olive oil, cumin, chili powder, and dried thyme in large bowl. Add chicken and toss to coat. Allow to marinate at least 30 minutes.
  • While chicken is marinating, prepare salsa by combining diced strawberries, avocado, lime juice, jalapeno, honey, and salt. Place in fridge until ready to serve.
  • Heat grill on medium-high heat. Cook chicken thighs about 6 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  • Once cooked, slice chicken into bite-sized pieces and serve with flour tortillas, salsa, and additional toppings of choice.

Notes

Nutrition for ¼ of recipe: 548 calories, 24 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 58 g carb, 4 g fiber, 4 g sugar, 31 g protein

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8 Comments

  • Lauren Grant | Zestful Kitchen AvatarLauren Grant | Zestful Kitchen3 years ago

    These tacos are so summery! They sound so delicious, definitely happening for dinner this week or next!

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toast3 years ago

      Thanks Lauren! Hope you like them as much as I did 🙂

  • Maria | Hälsa Nutrition AvatarMaria | Hälsa Nutrition3 years ago

    Yum! You had me at strawberry-avocado salsa! And I love chicken thighs, they are always so flavorful and juicy. Great combo!

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toast3 years ago

      Right?! The salsa alone is worth making, but I agree, chicken thighs are perfect for grilling.

  • AZ@...And a Dash of Cinnamon AvatarAZ@...And a Dash of Cinnamon3 years ago

    I love this salsa that you have going on these tacos!

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toast3 years ago

      This salsa is the best! I made extra and put it on a salad for lunch the other day and it was so so good.

  • Bethany AvatarBethany3 years ago

    This is amazing! I’ve been all about tacos lately!

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toast3 years ago

      Thanks Bethany! I have too – it must be a warm-weather thing 😉

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