Raise your hands if tacos are your favorite! I seriously LOVE tacos. Like so much, that I could eat them every day, every meal, for about a month and never get tired of them. One of my best friends once got me a tank top that said “feed me tacos and tell me I’m pretty,” and it is one of my most loved tanks to wear around the house. I feel like I’m not alone in my taco obsession, because pretty much everyone else I talk to loves tacos. And what is there not to love? I’m struggling to come up with things not to love so I’ll just get right to this recipe.
Inspired from Nada in Indianapolis, these tacos are incredibly delicious for how easy they are. It’s best to marinate the chicken briefly before baking. Because of the tequila and lime juice in the marinade, you just need about 15 minutes and the chicken will be incredibly moist. Win! If you don’t have the time to marinate, don’t sweat it. These tacos will still be delicious. The black bean spread is a must, and very similar to my black bean dip. It is absolutely a must to serve this with this tomatillo lime salsa verde! The recipe for this sauce is adapted from Rick Bayless’s book Authentic Mexican which is an AMAZING resource for Mexican food! I find myself going back to this book time and time again. It is the perfect book for someone who loves fabulous and authentic mexican food.
These tacos are naturally gluten free when served with corn tortillas. Or better yet, make your own! I’m still trying to perfect tortillas at home, but the difference in both flavor and texture is incredible. Serve with some quick-pickled red onions, fresh cilantro, cojita cheese, and fresh lime wedges, this meal is one to impress! Served alongside some garlicky guacamole and margaritas (recipes coming soon!) these tacos would be perfect for an at home Cinco de Mayo feast with friends.
The marinade is very flavorful, but not really spicy. If you want spice, I would add more a jalapeño or two without the seeds or membranes. That being said, you can always serve the tacos with fresh chopped peppers and that would be delicious!
I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you do make this, please let me know in the comments how they turned out! I would love any feedback so I can improve my recipes!