Paleo Chicken Street Tacos


When my husband and I first decided to switch to a paleo lifestyle I have to admit I almost cried thinking about giving up street tacos. Growing up in rural northern California, street tacos were always one of my favorite comfort foods and I wasn’t sure I could live without them. It wasn’t until I ordered The Zenbelly Cookbook by Simone Miller that I saw a ray of hope. She has the most amazing tortilla recipe made out of plantains. I was amazed at how close these resemble homemade corn tortillas.

The link for the recipe in her blog is here, but do yourself a favor and order her cookbook. You will not be disappointed!

Paleo Chicken Street Tacos
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Serves: 8 tacos
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • red onion, cilantro, lime, avocado, salsa for garnish
  • one batch of plantain tortillas from the Zen Belly Cookbook, link provided above
  1. Combine chipotle powder, cumin, chili powder, paprika and salt, mixing to form a dry rub
  2. Spread dry rub evenly onto chicken thighs
  3. Heat olive oil in large nonstick pan over medium heat
  4. Cook thighs in pan until golden brown and cooked through, about 7 minutes per side
  5. Remove chicken from heat and chop into small, bite size pieces
  6. Place chicken into your plantain tortillas and top with your favorite garnish

I hope you enjoy these as much as we have. I even got a, “damn, these are good” from the husband!


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