Greek Chicken Street Tacos are a great twist on the classic street taco. Greek Chicken Street Tacos combine Mediterranean cooking with the concept of a street taco, resulting in a refreshingly, casual but delicious, eat with your hands dish.
Greek Chicken Street Tacos are easy to make and even easier to eat. Make these tacos on a night when you want to change things up a little bit without having to slave for hours in the kitchen.
What Does Street Taco Mean?
The street taco originated in Baja California, Mexico. A street taco is typically a more authentic taco than the Americanized version of a taco. But in this case, we are taking classic Greek flavors, and turning them into a portable, delicious taco!
In other words, Greek marinated chicken, Greek veggies and flavors, meets creamy avocado and cheese on a tortilla! These are so fun.
What is an Authentic Taco?
First, an authentic street taco has meat of some kind served on a smaller soft tortilla, opposed to the Americanized version of serving your meat and fixings in a crispy taco shell.
In general, an authentic taco usually does not have cheese on it and tends to consist of a soft corn tortilla opposed to a flour tortilla. We really aren’t trying to make anything authentic here, rather take a fun idea and put a Greek twist to it.
Trust me, you won’t be missing the authentic street tacos once you dig into these Greek tacos. They are a thing of beauty.
Are Tacos Healthy?
As with most things it depends on the ingredients used. Greek Chicken Street Tacos are a healthier taco dish as they use a marinated chicken, fresh veggies, and a light and fresh tzatziki sauce.
In general, the base chosen for a typical taco can have a big impact on the level of healthiness. For these. tacos we use flour tortillas. A corn tortilla is a healthier option because it tends to contain less calories than a flour tortilla and tends to be smaller.
So that is a strike against. However, choosing a tortilla that is not fried is a healthier choice. These taco shells are not fried, and are absolutely delicious.
Where Do Tortillas Originally Come From?
Tortillas are definitely not Greek in origin. They are credited to Mexico dating back to approximately the mid 1600’s.
Street tacos seem to be all the rage right now and why wouldn’t they be? Any food that you can eat in your hands and you find in a food truck, I’m in.
What is in a Greek Chicken Street Taco?
When I used to think of street tacos I thought of sour cream, fish or meat, cabbage, pico de Gallo all sitting on a soft flour or corn tortilla. Such deliciousness packed into one tortilla.
However, since I have been on a Greek food kick, I thought to myself why limit the brilliant idea of the street taco to Mexican food? Introducing the Greek Chicken Street Taco!
I am so excited about this recipe!
It takes the concept of the original street taco, but replaces the typical ingredients with fresh Mediterranean classics. It is such a great marriage of flavors.
So, what is in a Greek Chicken Street Taco? Maybe the better question would be what’s not in a Greek chicken street taco?
Are there veggies? Yes.
Is there chicken? Absolutely.
Is there a fantastic marinade? How could there not be?!
Is there cheese? Yes, delicious feta cheese, of course, but also some mozzarella just to mix things up.
Do all the ingredients sit on a delicious flatbread? Yes! Yes! Yes! Well, actually just a flour tortilla, but if you want to say flatbread, I won’t stop you!
Ingredients in My Greek Chicken Street Tacos Recipe:
- Red Onions
- Feta and mozzarella
- Greek Chicken- with a Greek Chicken Marinade
- Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce
- Flour tortillas
This dish is such a winner in my books. It takes refreshing Mediterranean spices, healthy vegetables and protein, accompanied with avocado and a dollop of a brilliant yogurt sauce to make a dish reminiscent of a street taco but with a Mediterranean flavor and flare.
This is a Mediterranean dish infused with a street taco vibe. It is such a favorite. One that I can’t wait for you to try.
Greek Chicken Tacos is a fun dish that changes up your basic taco. Bringing a change of pace into your home, be sure to try this easy, yet delicious Mediterranean meal. You and your family will love it!
Greek Chicken Street Tacos
- 1/2 lb chicken breast
- 2 tbs greek seasoning blend
- 2 tsps olive oil divided
- 6 flour tortillas
- 1/4 cup Hummus
- 3/4 cup Mozzarella Cheese
- 1/4 cup feta
- 1/4 cup Cucumber diced
- 1/4 cup Tomato diced
- 1/4 cup Onion diced
- 1 Avocado diced
- 1/4 cup Tzatkiki
- 1 tsp dill weed fresh
- Cut chicken breast into bite sized pieces, sprinkle with greek seasoning blend, and add to a large skillet with one tsp olive oil.
- Cook over medium heat for 6-7 minutes until cooked through.
- Preheat oven to broil on high
- Dice cucumber, tomato, onion, and avocado. Set aside.
- In a small fry pan, add remaining olive oil and turn to medium-high heat. Crisp the tortillas once oil is hot, by cooking 1 minute per side. Place them on a baking sheet
- Add a dollop of hummus to the center of each tortilla
- Top with Olives, Chicken, and Mozzarella Cheese divided equally between the flour tortillas
- Broil on high 2-3 minutes, until the cheese is melted and golden
- Top with a dollop of tzatkiki, a sprinkle of feta and diced cucumber, tomato, onion, and avocado as desired.
- Garnish with fresh dill for added color
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