Tacos are elementally tasty, and we love them whether they're filled with meaty barbacoa or crispy fried cauliflower. But there's one taco family that often needs a little help being delicious: chicken. Your first step beyond the basic formula should be Justin Chapple's super-easy, no-fry crunchy taco shells. Then, coax your chicken tacos to new heights with one of these upgrades:
1. Fried chicken. Andrew Zimmern stuffs his tacos with extra-crispy fried skin-on chicken thighs. He tops them with little more than an avocado-tomatillo salsa.
2. Grilled scallions. Give tacos a springy kick with smoky grilled scallions. When grilled, they become extra sweet and silky.