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Pollo Asado Tacos + 12 Topping Ideas!

Pollo Asado Tacos + 12 Topping Ideas!

Pollo Asado Tacos, along with our popular Carne Asada Tacos and Birria Tacos, make the perfect Cinco de Mayo recipes! Grilled pollo asado is stuffed into a corn tortilla and topped with your favorite chicken taco toppings to deliver a delicious and authentic Mexican taco recipe. 

The base of this pollo tacos recipe is chicken thighs, either grilled or roasted, marinated in a mix of spices and citrus juice, including achiote. While achiote chicken is a rock star on its own, who can pass up making a Mexican street taco out of it?

Speckled plate of grilled pollo asado chicken with slices of lime and cilantro next to it.

Other reader favorite Mexican recipes: Birria, Birria Ramen, Carne Asada, Carne Asada Nachos, Carne Asada Fries, Instant Pot Carnitas, or Mexican Shrimp Cocktail.

Pollo Asado Taco Toppings

There are a ton of taco toppings that would be killer on these pollo asado tacos. 

4-ingredient Guacamole
Sour Cream
Cheese – Monterey Jack, Cotija Cheese, Queso Fresco or Oaxaca
Homemade Salsa or Hot Sauce
Pico de Gallo
Mango Pico de Gallo
Pickled Red Onions or Diced Red or White Onions
Pickled Banana Peppers or Pickled Peppers
Chopped Cilantro
Mexican Crema 
Shredded Lettuce
Pickled Peaches – this would be a KILLER unexpected topping

Three pollo Asado Tacos on a white plate with chipotle sauce next to them.

Recipe Variations

Pollo Asado al Carbon Tacos

When grilling the chicken use a charcoal grill instead of a gas grill.

Chicken Street Tacos

Make it a Street Tacos by doubling up on the corn tortillas and top with only onions and cilantro.

Low Carb Tacos

Replace the tortillas with lettuce or jicama wraps. While you’re at Trader Joe’s pick up these jicama wraps. They’re our favorite! Just pass on the Trader Joe’s Pollo Asado though and make it at home.

Product photo of Trader Joe's Jicama Wraps

What To Serve With Pollo Asado

Pollo Asado tacos are filling on their own, but if you want some side dish ideas, we have you covered:

Drink Ideas

Here are a few of our favorites: Mexican Mule, Mango MicheladaMichelada rimmed with ChamoyBeermosa, or Margarita. Anything Mexican themed!

 

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Three pollo Asado Tacos on a white plate with chipotle sauce next to them.
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5 from 2 votes

Pollo Asado Tacos

Grilled pollo asado is stuffed into a corn tortilla and topped with your favorite chicken taco toppings to deliver a delicious and authentic Mexican pollo asado taco.
Prep Time10 mins
Chicken Prep1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chicken Thighs, Cinco De Mayo Recipes, Mexican Recipes, Pollo Asado Recipes, Taco Recipes
Servings: 16 tacos
Calories: 77kcal
Author: Darcey Olson
Cost: $20

Ingredients

  • 1 Batch Pollo Asado
  • 16 Corn Tortillas
  • Topping Ideas: Salsa, Guacamole, Sour Cream, Cheese, Peppers, Chopped Cilantro

Instructions

Make The Chicken:

  • Make one batch of pollo asado chicken. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes before cutting into bite size pieces.

Make The Tacos:

  • While the chicken is resting, heat up a skillet (or use the hot grill), to warm the tortillas for approx. 30-60 seconds per side.
  • Pile the diced chicken on a hot tortilla and top with your favorite toppings. Enjoy immediately!

Notes

Nutritional values are calculated using only the chicken and tortilla. No toppings are included in the calculations.

Nutrition

Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
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