Love this chicken taco recipe- A go to for dinner guests. Keys are using the actual Tamarind soda (don't sub it) and marinating overnight. So juicy and flavorful.
This is absolutely the best chicken taco recipe I have ever made and very easy to make too! My husband could not stop eating the chicken and both my daughters exclaimed they are never leaving home!
I made this with boneless/skinless chicken breast and it tasted amazing. My husband says these are his new favorite tacos.
This chicken recipe was excellent-- the soy sauce and tamarind soda seasoned the meat to perfection and the garlic and ancho-coriander spice rub made the chicken flavorful and delicious. I made this for a tacos-and-beer party and my guests were raving about it-- even preferring it to the other meat we cooked, a perfectly grilled medium-rare tri-tip.
Although a few reviewers found this undersalted, the salt level was perfect for me-- and I like salt-- so don't add more salt until you try it, as tastes (or brands of soy sauce) vary a lot. For the record, I used Kikkoman (980mg sodium/1 Tbsp). 1/2c of that in the marinade is a lot of salt.
As an aside, one of my guests is on a low-salt diet, so I marinated a few thighs in just garlic and tamarind soda-- he said it was very tasty, with a great smoky, garlicky, spicy taste.
I was apprehensive based on previous reviews but this chicken was fantastic!! I think the tamarind soda makes it distinctive and we followed the bbq timings exactly as well. A big hit!! (and I was hoping for leftovers but no such luck!).
I have to agree with the previous reviewer. I followed the recipe exactly and found the chicken to be quite bland, despite the marinade and spice rub. I suspect more salt in the rub would help, but I was afraid to go overboard with the salt because of the soy sauce marinade. If I try this again I will definitely be more liberal with the seasonings.
granted, I used breast meat instead of thigh and think the thighs were the superior choice for this, BUT I just did not feel that the marinade imparted enough flavor to the meat. It was a good meal, we enjoyed it, but I'll look for another meat filling next time.