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Lime Marinated Chicken Tacos

Lime Marinated Chicken Tacos are grilled, lime marinated chicken breasts stuffed into crunchy taco shells, loaded with your favorite toppings and spritzed with more lime. A fresh and flavorful addition to your Taco Tuesday lineup!

Lime Marinated Chicken Tacos are grilled, fresh lime marinated chicken breasts stuffed into crunchy taco shells and loaded with your favorite toppings. #mustlovehomecooking #mexicanfood #tacorecipes

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 chorizo 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.

Lime Marinated Chicken Tacos are grilled, fresh lime marinated chicken breasts stuffed into crunchy taco shells and loaded with your favorite toppings. #mustlovehomecooking #mexicanfood #tacorecipes

Ingredients to make Lime Marinated Chicken Tacos

  • Chicken Breasts – purchase them whole or already trimmed into cutlets.
  • Taco Seasoning Mix – store-bought or Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix
  • Lime
  • Taco Shells – I like to use the shells that stand on their own. It makes filling them extra easy.
Lime Marinated Chicken Tacos are grilled, fresh lime marinated chicken breasts stuffed into crunchy taco shells and loaded with your favorite toppings. #mustlovehomecooking #mexicanfood #tacorecipes

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

Lime Marinated Chicken Tacos are grilled, fresh lime marinated chicken breasts stuffed into crunchy taco shells and loaded with your favorite toppings. #mustlovehomecooking #mexicanfood #tacorecipes

Do I need a grill to make Lime Marinated Chicken Tacos

Sure don’t. After marinating, the breasts can be cooked on the grill, in a grill pan on the stove or baked in the oven for 30 minutes at 375 F. My favorite indoor way to cook these is on a George Foreman grill.

Be sure that any way you cook the chicken, the breasts need to get to a 165 F degree internal temperature on a meat thermometer.

Lime Marinated Chicken Tacos are grilled, fresh lime marinated chicken breasts stuffed into crunchy taco shells and loaded with your favorite toppings. #mustlovehomecooking #mexicanfood #tacorecipes

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Lime Marinated Chicken Tacos are grilled, fresh lime marinated chicken breasts stuffed into crunchy taco shells and loaded with your favorite toppings. #mustlovehomecooking #mexicanfood #tacorecipes
Lime Marinated Chicken Tacos are grilled, fresh lime marinated chicken breasts stuffed into crunchy taco shells and loaded with your favorite toppings. #mustlovehomecooking #mexicanfood #tacorecipes
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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 130kcal

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INGREDIENTS

  • 3 chicken breasts, halved lengthwise
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning , or 1 packet
  • 1 medium lime
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 12 medium taco shells
  • Pico De Gallo, lettuce, sour cream, shredded cheese, taco sauce

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Half the chicken horizontally with a sharp knife into chicken cutlets. Sprinkle both sides of each chicken piece with half the salt and pepper. 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.
  • Preheat grill or grill pan. Cook chicken approximately 4 minutes on each side, until reaching 165°F degrees internally. Remove and cover with foil. Allow chicken to rest 5 minutes then cut into small bite-size pieces.
  • To assemble, fill bottom of each taco shell with chicken pieces, then add a squeeze of lime juice. Top with garnishes and enjoy!

NOTES

This marinade also works well with shrimp. beef and pork.
Nutrition information does not include garnishes.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving: 1taco | Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 246mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 58IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

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6 Comments

  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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