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Lime Marinated Chicken Tacos

Lime Marinated Chicken Tacos – Turn your ordinary chicken into a Tex-Mex flavor explosion using lime! 


Lime Marinated Chicken Tacos

These are not your everyday chicken tacos, they are spicy with the citrus tang of lime. Marinating the chicken in a combination of lime juice and taco seasoning for a few hours  before grilling will result in velvety tender chicken breasts infused with a South of the Border flavor. Lime Marinated Chicken makes a beautiful main dish for any weeknight or weekend meal. Serve them with black beans and mexican rice to make it real Tex-Mex night!

A favorite garnish for Lime Marinated Chicken Tacos is my  Perfect Pico De Gallo. With rich Roma tomatoes,red onions and jalapenos, try it piled high on your tacos.

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Ingredients to make Lime Marinated Chicken Tacos

Tip – pack the chicken breasts in a bowl or plastic bag to keep the chicken breasts touching during marinading. This helps to infuse the flavors throughout the meat.

Do I need a grill to make Lime Marinated Chicken Tacos

Sure don’t. After marinating, the breasts can be cooked on a grill pan on the stove or baked.broiled in the oven. My favorite indoor way to cook these is on a George Foreman grill. Just be sure they get to a 165 degree internal temperature on a meat thermometer.

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Lime Marinated Chicken Tacos

Lime Marinated Chicken Tacos are a perfect meal for everyday. The meat can be prepared a day ahead and reheated for easy, delicious tacos anytime.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 167kcal

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  • 5 chicken breasts, halved lengthwise
  • 2 tbsp Taco Seasoning Mix, or 1 packet
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 12 taco shells
  • Garnishes – Pico De Gallo, lettuce, sour cream, shredded cheese, taco sauce


  • On wax paper,lay out flat the 10 chicken breast halves (from the 5 you cut in half). Working on one side at a time, sprinkle chicken with half the salt and pepper, distributing evenly. Squeeze the juice from 1/2 of the lime onto chicken, then sprinkle chicken with 1/2 of the taco Seasoning. Turn the chicken over and repeat on the other side. Pile the chicken breasts into a medium bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  • After chicken has marinated, you are ready to cook the chicken. Preheat your grill to medium. When grill is ready, cook chicken breasts approximately 4 minutes on each side, until reaching 165°F degrees internally. Remove from the grill and cover with foil.
  • Allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes under foil.
  • To cut chicken for tacos take each chicken breast piece and slice, creating long, thin slices of marinated chicken.
  • To assemble, fill each taco shell with desired amount of meat. Squeeze additional lime juice on meat as desired. Top with garnishes of your choice and enjoy!


This marinade also works well with Shrimp or beef


Nutrition Facts
Lime Marinated Chicken Tacos
Amount Per Serving (1 taco)
Calories 167 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 271mg12%
Potassium 382mg11%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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© Copyright Christine Mello for Must Love Home. We would love for you to share a link to this recipe but please do not copy/paste the recipe instructions to websites or social media. We are happy for you to share a photo with a link back to this website instead.

Love Chicken and Tacos? Follow this super simple recipe for mouth-watering Lime Marinated Chicken Tacos. Infused with lime and South of the Border seasonings, these tacos will become a family favorite.

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  1. Hi Elaine, I would not miss your party! Please come to our party too, Friday Favorites, tomorrow at 7Pm. 2 parties in one day!! Hugs-Christine

  2. I love taco’s!! Thanks for linking up on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday Link Party!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Love partying with you!! Pinned!

  3. Hi Kathy, thanks for visiting! The Lime-Marinated Chicken is out of this world, I hope you like them! Hugs-Christine

  4. I will definitely be trying these!
    The photo caught my eye on the link up with savvy southern style.
    Thanks so much!

  5. Hi there, thanks so much for visiting and for the lovely comments! Keep in touch and let me know what you think of the Tacos!! Have a wonderful weekend:)

  6. Oh my! These look delicious. They’ll be in my menu this week because I can’t wait to try them. Found you on the Shabby Nest Link party and I’m glad I did!

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