Yield: Yields 15 tacos
In these tacos, chicken thighs are marinated in sweet-sour tamarind soda, garlic, and soy sauce, and then rubbed with a coriander-chile spice rub. The tacos are great garnished with chopped red onion, avocado slices, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
Make Ahead Tips
You can marinate and refrigerate the chicken the night before. You can also grill the chicken up to 30 minutes before you plan to serve it.
If you can’t find tamarind soda, use lemon, orange, or ginger soda, preferably made with real cane sugar.
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I made this years ago for a multi-type of taco party, and forgot about it until another friend (who attended) said she was making it for visitors on a regular basis. Now it's on my 'regular' list too. It's so good!!! Sometimes a challenge finding the soda but when I see it...this is the first thing I think of!
Loved it. So easy I cant even believe how flavorful and juicy they were. They marinated for 24 hours and I used breasts as well as thighs. Easy and delightful. I am fortunate that I live in an area where I can get the tamarind soda. That sweet with the sour were perfect. These are not spicy but then guests can add the heat with peppers after. I roasted some different chiles that my guest could add to their tacos. Someone did mention the lack of salt and I would agree but I like using a finishing salt anyways.
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.
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