Lola's Street Food Chicken Tacos

Geyser Peak Winery

2306 Magnolia Drive
Healdsburg, CA 95448

  • RECIPE YEAR: 2019
  • RECIPE BY: Lola's Restaurant
  • YIELD: Serves 4
  • PAIRS WELL WITH: Dry Creek Zinfandel

These authentic street-style chicken tacos are made by the wonderful chefs from Lola's Market. The tacos pair deliciously with Geyser Peak's Dry Creek Zinfandel. If you prefer less spice, remove the seeds from the jalapeño before adding it to the onion topping.


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
To prepare the chicken, in a large sealable plastic bag or in a shallow baking dish, combine the chicken, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, paprika, chili powder, pepper, lime juice and vegetable oil. Seal the bag and mix everything together. If you are using a baking dish, use tongs to work the spices evenly into the chicken. Let stand for 1 hour. 

Heat a large fry pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning once, until browned and cooked through, about 15 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes, then shred the meat.

Toppings and Serving

  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeño, finely chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 16 small corn tortillas
  • 1 lime, cut into 8 wedges
To prepare the toppings, in a small bowl, stir together the onion, cilantro, jalapeño and lime juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

While the chicken rests, wipe the fry pan clean with a paper towel, then heat the pan over medium-high heat. Stack 2 tortillas in the pan and cook until the underside starts to char. Flip the tortillas over and cook the other side. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. (The 2 tortillas aren't a must, but they help to keep all the taco fillings in.) 

Top the tortillas with the chicken and onion-cilantro mixture. Serve with the lime wedges for squeezing over the tacos. 

Geyser Peak Winery

2306 Magnolia Drive
Healdsburg, CA 95448