Cilantro-Lime Chicken Tacos

Cilantro-Lime Chicken Tacos




Yield 4 servings

Make these easy chicken tacos marinated with cilantro, fresh lime and salsa for your next family taco night. 


Optional taco garnishes:


  1. Mix the salsa, 2 tablespoons of the lime juice, cilantro, oil, cumin and salt in a bowl or shallow baking dish. Add the chicken and toss the pieces to coat. Set aside to marinate 15 – 20 minutes while you prepare the other ingredients, or cover and refrigerate up to 3 hours.
  2. Scoop the avocado flesh into a bowl and add the remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice and ½ teaspoon salt. Lightly mash with a potato masher or wooden spoon. Taste for seasoning and add more lime juice or salt.
  3. Heat an outdoor grill to medium-high or an oiled heavy grill pan or cast-iron skillet indoors on the stovetop (be sure to use your exhaust fan or open a window). Cook the chicken, turning frequently until cooked through, about 7 minutes per side. Let the chicken rest 10 minutes, then slice or chop into bite-size pieces.
  4. To make the tacos, put some lettuce leaves on each tortilla. Put a spoonful of mashed avocado on the lettuce. Arrange the chicken on top. Top with cheese, more salsa and additional garnishes, if desired. 


*To heat tortillas, hold them with a pair of tongs over a gas flame on your stovetop for about 30 seconds on each side. Or wrap tortillas in a kitchen towel, pile on a plate and heat in a microwave on high for 15 – 30 seconds, until soft and warm. Whatever method you choose, keep the tortillas wrapped in a towel to keep warm.

Courses main

Cuisine tacos/Mexican

Recipe by Familystyle Food at