Cook / Grill

Rub for Grilled Chicken Tacos

Ah tacos. A staple in my house. You may see an inordinate amount of taco recipes come from this blog – we even have tacos for Christmas dinner. Yesterday I made a decent taco rub for chicken thighs. Making rubs for any kind of meat is simple. Just use your imagination and start throwing some good spices together!

For about 1 lb of chicken:
2 tsp olive oil
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/8 tsp seasoned salt
1/8 tsp garlic salt
2 tsp brown sugar
Few dashes of cayenne pepper
1 small onion cut into strips

Mix all dry spices together in a small bowl – making sure to break up any chunks of brown sugar. Place lime and olive oil on a plate. Turn each piece of chicken over in the lime and oil. Coat each side of the chicken with the rub mixture. If you let the meat rest in the fridge for an hour (or more), you’ll get even more flavor.


Cook on your outdoor grill or grease a skillet or grill pan with some oil. Get your pan nice and hot before adding your meat – medium to medium high heat. For these boneless skinless thighs (which I got on BIG sale, bought lots of and re-packaged) only took about 5-7 minutes per side to cook.

Remove the meat from the pan and slice into strips. Put onions into the hot oil and chicken drippings in your grill pan. Sautee onions for 3-4 minutes then add sliced chicken back in. Toss together and serve with taco fixins. Yum. Tacos.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day! It is raining at my house and is greatly needed. If it’s raining at your house, why not put out a bucket and catch some rain to water your plants with? It’s free!


With my mortar and pestle, I freshly ground my cumin & coriander. Makes so much difference!

I blackened a little corn in my grill pan before I cooked the chicken, then added the corn to my Spanish rice – tasty & simple addition!


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