Main Dish | October 1, 2015

Chili-Lime Chicken Tacos

chili lime chicken tacos on platter, avocado and pico de gallo on side

HOOOOOOLY Crap. If I could swear and get away with it I would. These tacos are THAT good.  we all LOVED these tacos. I’ve made a few different versions of chili-lime tacos, trying to find the right balance. But guys. These are the winner. The two secret ingredients…more chili and more lime. Not just any ol’ chili though. That was my problem. Chili powder, dried chilis, smokey chili’s were not doing the trick! What we needed? Sriracha baby!! My husband has recently become obsessed with Sriracha. He watched the documentary on netflix and became all one with the sauce and now he puts it on everything. I even gave him a Sriracha shirt for his birthday.

Anyway, lets talk tacos. #1 grab your chicken and make the marinade (recipe below) let them soak in all the lime, the zest oils, and that chili for a few hours.

marinate for chicken

Grill those bad boys, and chop into bite size taco pieces

also, incase you are wondering ( I know you are), these beautiful dishes and platters have become my new obsession. They are from Fiesta Dinnerware. They are chip resistant (my kids are ALWAYS chipping the dishes) oven, dishwasher and microwave safe. You gotta check these folks out. We loves them here at oh so. We ALL use them. This SLATE platter (and the potato bowl) is a new color. Its pretty gorgeous. 

chicken after being grilled

NOW here is also where you cannot go wrong. I seriously mean it. Even if you are not a slaw person you have to pair these two together. (ok, ok, if you don’t pair them together promise me that you will serve the tacos with lime. Lettuce and lime will suffice, ok they’ll still be amazing, but seriously folks make the citrus slaw) HERE is the Citrus Slaw recipe

chicken tacos on platter

I also love to serve them with these Tex-Mex Potatoes and sour cream for dipping. They are a nice change from rice, and they fill the kids bellies up. Along with the Citrus Slaw, I top it with this Pico de Gallo. DeeeeeLISH. Citrus Slaw recipe here.

close up of chili lime chicken tacos

5 from 1 vote
Chili Lime Chicken Tacos
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Marinate Time
4 hrs
Total Time
25 mins

Along with the Citrus Slaw, top it with Pico de Gallo, and DeeeeeLISH

Course: dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chili lime chicken tacos
Servings: 4
Calories: 332 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 Large garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • juice of two limes
  • zest of two limes
  • 1 heaping TBS of Siracha Chili Sauce
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • Lime edges for topping
  1. Chop garlic, and mix all ingredient in a bowl.
  2. Marinate thawed chicken for few hours up to overnight.
  3. Grill chicken after marinating until done. Let rest and chop. Serve with on tortillas, with Citrus Salsa, avocado, pico de gallo and fresh lime slices
Recipe Notes

This recipe is for the Chili Lime Chicken Tacos, for the citrus slaw recipe click on the link in the post. Pairing these two together are a must!

Nutrition Facts
Chili Lime Chicken Tacos
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 332 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 144mg 48%
Sodium 375mg 16%
Potassium 862mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 48g 96%
Vitamin A 9.4%
Vitamin C 3.9%
Calcium 1.8%
Iron 5.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    1. The vegetable salad is called the Citrus Slaw and as mentioned in the post the recipe is on another post. I’ve provided the link a couple of times in the post. You an click on it for the recipe.