Pollo Asado Tacos

Fire up the grill for a taste of the classic flavors of authentic Mexican-style Pollo Asado with our Pollo Asado Tacos. Various versions of Pollo Asado can be found throughout Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean. For this beloved dish, citrus tenderizes the meat while chiles deliver a boost of heat balanced with the savory flavor of garlic.

Our Pollo Asado tacos recipe features the Pollo Asado Seasoning, a mouthwatering combination of garlic, lime peel, and dried chiles. These delicious tacos, filled with supercharged Mexican Pollo Asado seasoned chicken, make for an irresistible barbecued lunch, dinner, or snack and additionally work great as leftovers to reheat once you’re ready for another tasty authentic kick of heat on your palate.

Curious Spoon Culinary Team
Prep Time:
1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time:
10 minutes
Total Time:


Yield 4

Pollo Asado Chicken Tacos

  • 3 tbsp. Curious Spoon Pollo Asado Seasoning, divided
  • 1 tbsp. Canola Oil
  • 4 boneless Chicken Breasts, 4-5 oz each, pounded to 1/2-inch thick
  • 12 Corn Tortillas

Salsa Fresca

  • 1 large Tomato, diced
  • 2 Jalapeños, stemmed, seeded, and diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 Red Onion, diced

From the Kitchen

  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Gas or Charcoal Grill

Notes from the Chef:

This is a great recipe to have as leftovers. Make it at the beginning of the week and make tacos for lunch or dinner all week!

Make it a meal:
Serve with rice and beans or a fresh corn salad with queso fresco.
Pairs well with:
Pair with a Mexican beer.
  1. 1

    Prep all ingredients.

  2. 2

    Whisk together 2 tbsp. Curious Spoon Pollo Asado Seasoning and canola oil in large bowl. Add chicken and toss well. Cover bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (for best results, let marinate overnight).

  3. 3

    Heat grill over medium-high heat. Cook chicken approximately 3-5 minutes until one side of meat starts to brown. Flip chicken breasts and continue cooking about 3-5 minutes until meat is cooked through, reaching an internal temp of 150°F.

  4. 4

    Combine 1 tbsp. Curious Spoon Pollo Asado Seasoning, tomato, jalapeños, garlic, cilantro, and red onion in medium bowl. Mix until thoroughly combined.

  5. 5

    Cut chicken into strips or cubes. Serve on tortilla and top with the salsa fresca.