Smoked Chicken Tacos with Grapefruit Basil Verde
Don’t be intimidated by the fancy words in the title. These tacos actually came together as a way to use up leftover chicken, basil, and green onions! They’re designed to be easy! And don’t worry if you don’t feel up to smoking chicken, you can use the sneaky way out and just add a teaspoon of liquid smoke to some oven-roasted or pan seared chicken! Heck, use a rotisserie chicken if ya like, any ole chicken will do.
However, smoking a few chicken thighs is remarkably easy if you have a charcoal grill and an hour or so. I’ve included instructions for smoking at the bottom of the recipe but the real winner of these tacos is the grapefruit-basil Verde… AKA basil green sauce.
And it’s so easy! The basil and scallion combo plus the grapefruit, lime and vinegar are a huge flavor punch that comes together in minutes, which is always a winner in my book. So whether you’re the smokin type or a lover of precooked chicken, these tacos can be on your table in no time.