Pollo Asada Taco

How to make Pollo Asada Taco

Pollo Asada Taco from Chronic Taco is a popular dish of the restaurant that features grilled marinated chicken wrapped in a flour tortilla. 

If you want to prepare this dish at home, then you can follow the below recipe that we have modified for your convenience. Before preparing this dish, you should arrange the required ingredients that you need during the preparation.


Pollo Asada Taco from Chronic Taco includes marinated and grilled chicken as its main ingredient. Besides this, the dish also features a few other ingredients that you need to keep handy during the preparation.

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 lb. skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 12 to 14 small corn or flour tortillas, warmed
  • Pico de gallo, sour cream and fresh cilantro, for topping
  • Lime wedges, for serving

Method of Preparation

  1. To begin with the recipe, first whisk the olive oil, orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the chicken thighs and onion in a large resealable plastic bag and pour in the marinade, toss well so that the marinade combines the chicken properly.
  2. Seal the bag and refrigerate the chicken for at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours.
  3. Place a rack in the top of the oven and preheat to 450˚. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place the chicken, onion and marinade onto the prepared pan and bake for about 15 minutes. 
  4. Turn the oven to broil and cook until the chicken becomes golden brown and cooked through, which will take you about 5 to 10 more minutes. Let the chicken rest for about 5 minutes. Now your chicken is ready.
  5. Now, slice the chicken and toss with the onion and pan juices. To serve the tacos, place the chicken on the tortilla and top with pico de gallo, sour cream and cilantro. Serve hot and fresh with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

There are 330 calories in 1 serving of Pollo Asada Taco from Chronic Taco; most of the calories come from carbohydrates and fat. Let us discuss all the nutrients that we get from 1 serving of Pollo Asada Taco from Chronic Taco.

  • Calories: 300
  • Calories from Fat: 110 
  • Total Fat: 12g (18%)
  • Saturated Fat: 5g (25%)
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 60mg (20%)
  • Sodium: 860mg (36%)
  • Total Carbohydrates: 29g (10%)
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g (12%)
  • Sugars: 3g
  • Protein:19g (25%)
  • Vitamin A: 1%
  • Vitamin C: 33%
  • Calcium: 2%
  • Iron: 83%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Nutrition Facts Source: https://www.menuwithnutrition.com/chronic-tacos-menu-nutrition/


Kimberly F.


Love chronic taco. Never fails, best street tacos around. We always do tons of carne asada tacos, and make it a combo!


Mia G.


Had chronic tacos for the first time and wow, I have no idea how it took me so long to have it! I had the pollo asada tacos and lucky for me I decided to go on a Tuesday so they were $1 off and incredible! I also got a bag of chips which were very disappointing, I've heard a lot of good things about their chips but the ones I got were really greasy and tasted like the oil they were (fried or baked) in. Those chips are what made my lunch bleh but the seasoning on the chicken was amazing!


Angelo A.

Honolulu, HI


This was our first time trying DoorDash, and since my wife and I were craving Mexican food, it worked out well.  Too bad we can't (or couldn't) find a place to write a review for them (DoorDash).  It's a GREAT SERVICE, especially in this time of COVID.

The Mrs and I ordered almost exactly the same burrito (Spanish rice, refried beans, pollo asado, salsa verde-medium, and "the works"-lime, cheese, cilantro, onion, lettuce, cabbage, pico de gallo).  The only difference was she ordered sour cream and I elected for the cilantro creama.  We also got a side order of tater tots.

The flavors were good, and the size was more than adequate for one person. We both felt, however, that the lack of chicken throughout the burrito was disappointing given the entree price ($13.75).  I only had three small pieces in the entire burrito.

The tots were FANTASTIC, and although the serving size was small for $2.50, they were crispy and not greasy at all.

Not sure we'd come back.  Will probably give a different Mexican joint a try next time to craving strikes.

The Most Popular Queries

What kind of chicken is used in pollo asada taco?

Ans: Pollo Asada Tacos are easy to make and they are full of flavor. Pollo Asada features grilled chicken marinated in citrus and a mix of spices that give it a delicious flavor. The best way to get the amazing flavors in this chicken is to grill it in high heat; you need to give the chicken a bit of char and smokiness.


Can I cook the marinated chicken in a pan instead of grilling it in the oven?

Ans: Yes, you can. Place a pan on a gas stove over medium heat. Add oil to it. Add the marinated chicken into the oil and stir for about 2-3 minutes. Then, you can't simmer the flame and let the chicken cook for another 5-7 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Voila! You are done with the chicken. If you are checking on your calories, then we suggest you grill the chicken instead of cooking it in oil. 

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 Authentic Mexican Food Chain Hosts Teacher Appreciation Day September 7, 2019

August 29, 2019 // Chronic Tacos showed appreciation to all hardworking school staff members this Back-to-School season with a Teacher Appreciation Day on September 7, 2019. All eligible guests got 50% off any entrée, including 2 Taco Plate, Burritos, Bowl-ritos, Quesadillas, California Burritos, Nachos, and Chronic Fries, reports by Franchising.com.

"Supporting the local communities near Chronic Tacos locations is part of the fabric of our brand and teachers are a huge part of that," said Michael Mohammed, Chronic Tacos CEO. "We're champions of all school staff members and are happy to show our appreciation to them."

Offer is valid for in-store purchases all day with a valid school ID. For more information on Chronic Tacos visit chronictacos.com or call 949-680-4602. Get involved! Follow Chronic Tacos on Twitter (https://twitter.com/chronictacos) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/chronictacos/) or become a fan on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ChronicTacos).

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