Recipe: Broiled Chicken Tacos

Broiled Chicken Tacos

Serves about 6 tacos


  • 12 ounce boneless, skinless Chicken breast
  • 1 package of small flour tortillas
  • 1 can Black Beans, cooked
  • 1 ripe Avocado, peeled and pit removed
  • 1 Garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Cilantro
  • 2 limes, quartered (or 1 Tablespoon lime juice)
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Chili powder
  • 4 Jalapeno peppers
  • 1 large white Onion, peeled and slicked into 1/4″ rings


In a mixing bowl make the guacamole by combining the avocado, garlic, cilantro, and lime juice. Mix thoroughly and season with salt and pepper.


Turn the oven on to Broil.

Place chicken, onions, and jalapenos in a 13×9 pan.

Drizzle a bit of olive oil over the chicken pieces and then rub them with the cumin and chili powder. Sprinkle on some salt and pepper as well.


Broil the chicken, jalapenos, and onions for 5-6 minutes on each side.

While the chicken is cooking, start the black beans and cook them over the oven in a pan. Medium heat for a few 5-10 minutes should be fine.


Shred the chicken or chop it up into 1/2″ to 3/4″ pieces. Serve chicken, guacamole, onion, and black beans in the tortillas.

The jalapenos are a side and don’t go in the tortillas – although you could chop them up and put them in the tortillas if you wanted. If you enjoy jalapenos, they were really good broiled and eaten by themselves!


Original recipe from Men’s Health: Char Chicken Tacos.

About the Author

By , on Feb 14, 2012
Andy Tenton
Andy is a 30-something New Yorker who turned his financial life around. He took charge of his finances, got out of debt, and is now working his way toward financial success. He is the publisher of

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  1. Riley Rothe says:

    I can honestly say that I have never broiled anything, might have to give it a go!

    • Andy says:

      Give it a shot! I’m no expert but it gives it more direct heat (since there isn’t a pan in the way). I think broiling cooks at 500 degrees too, so it gets pretty hot.

  2. Edward Antrobus says:

    These look amazing. I usually just grill a chicken breast, cut it into chunks, and season it with my homemade taco seasoning.

    • Andy says:

      That doesn’t sound bad either! The original recipe actually called to grill the chicken…but it was like 30 degrees out when I cooked these so there was no chance that was happening.

  3. Lisa Wilson says:

    Those tacos look delicious. I’ll have to try this recipe.

  4. Savvy Scot says:

    This looks awesome – I need to eat more Mexican food! You have given me inspiration to write a recipe post in the future!

  5. bax says:

    I do a smilar dish, but I go thrifty on this one. I start out by roasting a whole chicken, using similar spices, and I have chicken, rice beans and fresh veggie one night. the next night I roast up the rest of the veggies for tacos and shred the roasted chicken leftovers into the taco shell or tortillas.

    (Don’t forget to save your chicken bones to makes homemade stock)

    • Andy says:

      That sounds like a great idea too, Bax! Thanks for the tip!

      It’s probably smarter to use a whole chicken…sometimes my laziness and lack of planning get the best of me. 🙂

  6. Andy says:

    Hi, Paul!

    I appreciate you coming over to the site and checking it out.

    I’m looking forward to the challenge and building some relationships with other newer financial bloggers.

    I’ll send you an email tomorrow and will be more than happy to talk about opportunities to work together.

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