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Summer is my favorite time of the year. The kids are out of school and we are ready for fun in the sun. We love hosting pool parties and finding any excuse to have friends and family over for a cookout. Today, I’m sharing a favorite summer recipe – Grilled Chicken Street Tacos with Strawberry Salsa featuring Mazola® Corn Oil. A clinical study showed Mazola Corn Oil reduces cholesterol 2x more than extra virgin olive oil. To learn more about this claim, see Mazola.com.
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Are you a fan of cilantro? People usually either love it or hate it. Our family loves it. If you hate cilantro I’ve seen a similar recipe using mint.
Grilled Chicken Street Tacos Marinade
First, you need to make your chicken marinade. I recommend marinating your chicken the night before, but if you are in a hurry like I usually am, then an hour before will suffice. Marinate your chicken and then make your homemade strawberry salsa while your chicken soaks.
For my marinade, I used fresh chopped cilantro, balsamic vinegar, honey, garlic, salt, pepper and Mazola® Corn Oil as the base. I cut the chicken breasts into small chunks for street tacos and then mixed them into the marinade. Once your chicken is fully coated, place in the refrigerator to soak.
I love using Mazola Corn Oil as a base for my marinade since it has a neutral taste that allows the added seasonings, herbs and natural flavor of my food to stand out.
Not only do I use corn oil as the base for my marinade, but we also use it to grease the flat-top grill before putting down the chicken.
Mazola has a smoke point higher than most cooking oils at 450°F and performs well in a variety of cooking applications. Many home cooks may not realize that all cooking oils have a smoke point that, once exceeded, not only negatively affect the food’s flavor and nutritional value.
If you do not have a flat-top grill, no worries! You can grill your chicken breast whole and slice for serving in your street tacos.
Grill your chicken until it turns golden.
To keep this summer recipe lighter, I replaced the traditional soft flour tortillas with corn tortillas. Instead of using butter to heat the corn tortillas, I used Mazola Corn Oil, and I swapped shredded cheese with fresh, homemade strawberry salsa.
Mazola Corn Oil is an all-purpose, cholesterol-free cooking oil that is a smart heart-healthy choice for your family. It has a variety of uses, including baking, grilling, sautéing, stir-frying, or mixing up a marinade or dressing. I was able to use this one ingredient in my marinade, for greasing the grill and in my homemade strawberry salsa!
Homemade Strawberry Salsa
If you love spicy and sweet, then you will love this strawberry salsa. Even my teens couldn’t get enough. I know I will be making batches of it all summer long. This quick and easy strawberry salsa uses red onion, jalapeños, balsamic vinegar, honey, brown sugar, salt, pepper, cilantro, corn oil, and fresh strawberries.
Adjusting the heat on your strawberry salsa can easily be done using brown sugar to level it out. I love the sweetness of the strawberries mixed with the bitterness of the balsamic vinegar and spiciness of the jalapeños. This is my favorite salsa recipe!
If you are hosting guests this summer, these Grilled Chicken Street Tacos with Strawberry Salsa will be a hit. I picked up some disposable food trays that perfectly fit three tacos side-by-side. Your guests will eagerly line up next to the grill ready to serve themselves these yummy tacos. Pull the corn tortillas off the grill, add in some grilled chicken and top with freshly made strawberry salsa to enjoy this summer.
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