Lime-Marinated Chicken Tacos with Grilled Scallions and Crema

When grilled, scallions become sweet and silky, making these fast chicken tacos taste deliciously complex.

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  • Servings: Makes 8 small tacos

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  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 medium garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast cutlets
  • 4 scallions, halved lengthwise
  • Eight 6-inch corn tortillas

How to make this recipe

  1. In a small food processor, puree the sour cream with the garlic, cilantro and the juice of 1 lime. Season with salt.

  2. In a shallow bowl, whisk the remaining lime juice with the cumin, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 teaspoon of salt. Add the chicken and turn to coat with the marinade. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, light a grill or preheat a grill pan and brush the grates with oil. Grill the scallions over high heat, turning frequently, until wilted and lightly charred, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  4. Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill, turning once, until lightly charred on the outside and cooked through, about 8 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and let cool for 5 minutes, then thinly slice.

  5. Grill the tortillas in a single layer, turning once, until soft and pliable, about 30 seconds. Spread the tortillas with <em>crema</em> and top with the scallions and chicken. Serve right away.

Contributed By Photo © Phoebe Lapine Published October 2013

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