Monday, June 6, 2016

Grilled Lime Chicken Tacos



Mexican food is by far my favorite type of food. I could probably eat it every day and not get tired of it. One of my favorite Mexican food flavor profiles is lime. These Grilled Lime Chicken Tacos are a great summer meal that are packed with lime flavor.

INGREDIENTS

For The Chicken
1/2 cup sour cream
2 limes, juiced
1/4 cup cilantro
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper

For The Salsa
1 small pkg cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 small onion, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, diced
1/3 bunch cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 avocado, chopped

Tortillas
Shredded cheese

PREPARATION


  1. Add the sour cream, lime juice and cilantro to a food processor and puree to create a marinade. Place the marinade in a large sealable plastic bag and add the chicken. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade and pound until about 1/2" thick throughout. Grill on high heat for 6 minutes on the first side. Flip and grill for another 6 minutes.
  3. Allow the chicken to rest for 3-5 minutes, then slice into thin strips.
  4. Combine all the salsa ingredients in a medium bowl.
  5. Prepare each taco by adding chicken, salsa, and shredded cheese in a warm tortilla.


Grilled chicken is delicious any time, but with the lime marinade, this chicken is loaded with flavor and it comes through with each bite of the taco. The salsa is also light and fresh, making this a meal you definitely need to try this summer.

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32 comments:

Heather W said...

Tacos are life! We eat them around here once a week (at least) LOL. I will definitely be pinning this for a weeknight dinner, thanks!

Karen Morse said...

This recipe has me drooling so much that I just pinned the recipe! I love the lime and the chicken...and cant wait to try this soon! Thanks for sharing it!
Karen | GlamKaren.com

Rachel Langer said...

I am in LOVE with lime shrimp right now. I bet I would love your lime chicken tacos, too! I have to give these a try.

Becca Wilson said...

These look so easy and delicious! I am going to have to give them a try.

Robin Ruehrwein said...

I love this flavor combination! Lime Chicken Tacos sound so good.

Terri Steffes said...

My favorite flavor profile! Chicken and lime! I will definitely try these as my mouth is watering for them now!

Rebecca Bryant said...

YUM! These tacos look amazing.

Michelle said...

YUMMY! I love lime and cilantro anything! Oh, and tacos, who doesn't love tacos?!?!?!

Ali Gilbert said...

So excited about this. Every Tuesday is "Taco Tuesday" in our house too!

Author TP Keane said...

I LOVE tacos. I've never had chicken ones like this before. It looks scrumptious. Must try it.

Caitlyn Edwards said...

All I did was read the name of the recipe and my mouth started watering. I'm with you I LOVE mexican food too. I will have to try this recipe.

Reesa Lewandowski said...

Perfect for Taco Tuesday! I am always looking for new ways to enjoy tacos!

ana de jesus said...

What a heavenly dish, I would love to make a Quorn chicken version of this. I adore tacos as well!

Heather said...

This looks amazing! My kids love tacos, and I am always looking for new ways to make them - this is definitely going on the list!

Wendy said...

I just don't think that it is possible to have too many taco recipes. This one looks like something my whole family would love.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I would love to sample the flavor combinations in these tacos, they look delicious! I'm a big fan of chicken recipes so I know I would love these.

alexandria waning said...

Did you make this just for me?! I am taco obsessed and would love to make these for my family. They look so pretty and yummy.

Rachel Segovia said...

So yummy! This is like the perfect summer lunch/dinner option. Light and fresh! and goes well with any summer side!

Hil'Lesha O'Nan said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe! I love tacos. I don't eat meat, but I'd definitely try this with a meat alternative.

Teresa Laura said...

These look delicious! I am obsessed with tacos, and this is a great way to spruce them up. My normal taco recipe is kind of boring, so I look forward to trying this!

Cristina Ramirez said...

Oh. healthy natural and yummy. what's not to like? plus anything with avocado is better. Thanks for the idea of incorporating this to our weekly menu!

Veronica Pototska said...

I am such a fan of tacos! These look so delicious and your recipe is so easy to follow!

Kid Minds said...

Marinate makes such a difference! I love that is such a kid friendly dish and it's perfect for summer outdoor lunch.

jillconyers said...

If I ate meat I would make this recipe tonight. They look delicious and I love tacos.

Tabitha said...

These look amazing. Tacos are one of my favorite things to make because their easy, delicious and can feed a lot of people with minimal effort!

Wow Di said...

Already thinking of ways to veganize this, and take out the lime (allergic). Thinking gardein strips, and lemon. Well that's tonights dinner sorted!

Koninika Patel said...

Great thing about your recipe is that we can substitute with different ingredients too. And it's easy for all parents as well! I think my family will love this! Such flavor to it!

Laura - Eye Candy Creative Studio said...

I love me some good tacos and this sounds amazing. The perfect summer meal for the family

rebekah@naturallyblessedmama.com said...

These tacos are wonderful!!! Our whole family loves avocadoes so these are perfect for a quick dinner. I'm making these tonight. I can't wait to try them!!

Laura | Food Fun Family said...

These look so amazing! Love that you shared this with the Delicious Dishes Recipe party this week!

ConciergeLibrarian said...

Thanks for reminding me about tacos. I have not had tacos in a very long time

Merit Kirkpatrick said...

Great twist for tacos! Thanks for posting your recipe over at the #HomeMattersParty

 
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