The only thing better than great chicken tacos is great chicken tacos with an authentic Mexican side. With that in mind, in today’s post, we share our favorite sides for chicken tacos.
Guacamole goes well with everything, and chicken tacos are no exception to this rule. While some people like to spread guacamole on the tortilla, you can also serve guac as a side. Whatever option you prefer, it’s a good idea: that freshness and citrus kick is always welcome!
Here’s the thing about beans: They are like the glue holding together the variegated flavors and ingredients of Mexican food. You name it: huevos rancheros, burritos, birria, or chicken tacos, you can add beans to any Mexican dish and the combination is guaranteed to work.
While not as popular as beans, rice is also an excellent option to serve with chicken tacos. Rice in Mexico can be white or red. White rice usually includes peas and diced carrots. Red rice, on the other hand, is cooked with tomato sauce, and it can also include peas.
Salad is also a common side for chicken tacos in Mexico. The typical salad in Mexico consists of lettuce and slices of red onion, tomato, and avocado. To make the salad, just mix all the ingredients in a bowl and add your favorite salad dressing. Depending on your personal taste, other ingredients you may consider include corn, sliced cucumber, and spinach.
Potato Salad / Boiled Cambray Potatoes
People around the world seem to agree: chicken and potatoes are a winning combination. The Mexican version of this pairing is grilled chicken with potato salad or mashed potatoes. Cambray potatoes are another popular side for chicken dishes in Mexico: They are served boiled after rolling them in the grilled chicken juices to add flavor.
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