Recipe for Gluten-Free Mexican Fiesta

Gluten-Free Mexican Fiesta
Prep. time:
45 min
4 dishes

Hola, food amigos! Today, we’re diving into a gluten-free Mexican feast that’ll make your taste buds do a salsa dance. We’re talking tacos, amigos, but with a gluten-free twist that’s as delicious as it is accommodating. So grab your sombrero, and let’s get cookin’!


Mexican cuisine is a fiesta of flavors, but for those on a gluten-free journey, some dishes might seem like a no-go. Fear not! This recipe is inspired by classic Mexican dishes, tweaked just a bit to make it gluten-free without losing any of that south-of-the-border charm.

Ingredients for gluten free mexican tacos:

  • · 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, sliced
  • · 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • · 1 onion, finely chopped
  • · 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • · 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • · 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • · 1 teaspoon paprika
  • · Salt and pepper, to taste
  • · Corn tortillas (gluten-free)
  • · Toppings: avocado, salsa, shredded lettuce, lime wedges
  • · Instructions for gluten free mexican rice:
  • · 1 cup long-grain white rice (gluten-free)
  • · 1 ¾ cups gluten-free chicken or vegetable broth
  • · 1 cup tomato sauce
  • · 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • · 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • · 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • · Salt, to taste
  • · Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions for Gluten-Free Mexican Fiesta

  1. For Gluten-Free Chicken Tacos: Sauté the Aromatics: In a pan over medium heat, sauté the chopped onion and minced garlic in olive oil until golden and fragrant.
  2. Season the Chicken: Add sliced chicken thighs to the pan. Sprinkle with cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook until chicken is browned and cooked through.
  3. Warm the Tortillas: Heat the corn tortillas in a dry skillet until warm and pliable.
  4. Assemble the Tacos: Spoon the seasoned chicken onto the tortillas. Top with avocado slices, salsa, shredded lettuce, and a squeeze of lime.
  5. For Gluten-Free Mexican Rice: Rinse and Toast the Rice: Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clear. In a pot, toast the rice over medium heat until golden.
  6. Add the Flavors: Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth, tomato sauce, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and salt. Stir well.
  7. Simmer to Perfection: Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the rice is cooked and liquid is absorbed.
  8. Garnish and Serve: Fluff the rice with a fork. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro before serving.

Nutrition Advantages:

  • Gluten-free for those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity
  • High in protein from chicken thighs
  • Rich in fiber from the rice
  • Packed with vitamins and minerals from the various toppings

Dietary Alternatives:

  • Vegetarian Option: Substitute chicken with black beans or tofu.
  • Dairy-Free: Skip the cheese or use dairy-free alternatives.

Tips for a Supreme Mexican Fiesta:

  • Make a DIY taco bar with various gluten-free toppings.
  • Spice it up with some jalapeños or hot sauce if you’re feeling adventurous.
  • Add a squeeze of fresh lime juice to enhance the flavors.

And there you have it, gluten-free amigos – a Mexican fiesta that’s easy on the gluten but big on taste. Get ready to indulge in a party for your taste buds!

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