Main Dish | April 30, 2019

Chili Lime Chicken Tacos with a killer Citrus Slaw

The combination of warm chilis, tangy lime juice and hint of sweet honey is one of the best in the world! This recipe chili lime chicken tacos recipe is a copycat of a popular restaurant here in southern California, called Wahoo’s Tacos. I LOVE the combination of the grilled chicken, crunchy slaw and a flavor combination to boot. Liven up your taco tuesday with these bad boys!

three tacos with chicken, slaw and salsa on top


STEP 1. Starts with your chicken!!


First were going to start with marinating our chicken. Ingredients you will need for this is

  • sriracha sauce
  • chili powder
  • limes
  • honey
  • soy sauce (remember if you are serving to someone Gluten Free to use a GF soy sauce)
  • onion salt


onion, garlic, soy sauce, honey and siracha sauce

Zest your lime and mix everything together in a bowl.

chili lime marinade in a bowl with a whisk

In an air tight container, or in a plastic bag, place your chicken breast and marinade together. Let them marinate for at least an hour up to 24 hours.

chicken marinating in a ziplock bag

Grill your chicken until the internal temperature reaches 168 degrees! Take it off the grill and let it rest for about 10 minutes. Slice and you’re ALMOST ready to serve your tacos.

sliced chicken breasts


The second most important part of these tacos is the crunchy crispy slaw that goes on top! It’s seriously my favorite part and ridiculously easy to make.

I love to use a bag of slaw with all thing- carrots and purple cabbage in it. If you can’t find this in your store than buy the ingredient separate and chop them up.

bowl of purple cabbage, green cabbage, carrot onion and cilantro

Mix everything together and top it with the dressing!!

slaw being topped with dressing


In your corn tortillas layer your chicken and top generously with the slaw!!

three taoco with slaw and pico de gallo

Add any toppings you love like fresh salsa fresca (highly recommend!) Fresh avocado or guacamole, more lime juice, fresh cilantro. Any or all will make for the perfect addition!

tacos, salsa, avocado, purple onions, in a tray

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three tacos with chicken, slaw and salsa on top
Chili Lime Chicken Tacos
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Marinate Time
4 hrs
Total Time
25 mins

Warm tangy chili lime chicken Tacos with an amazing citrus slaw! 

Course: dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chili lime chicken tacos
Servings: 8
Calories: 201 kcal
Author: Desarae
Chili Lime Chicken
  • 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
Citrus slaw
  • 1 cup green cabbage or three cups of bagged slaw
  • 1 cup purple cabbage
  • 1 carrot julienne cut
  • 1 green onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 2 tbsp mayo
  • 1 juice of lemon
  • 1 juice of lime
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
Chili lime chicken instructions
  1. Chop garlic, and mix all ingredients 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
citrus slaw instructions
  1. chop cabbage, onion, carrot, cilantro, combine in large bowl.

    In a small bowl mix mayo, lemon, lime salt and pepper.

    Stir together and let rest for 30 minutes. top on your favorite taco with pico de gallo.

Nutrition Facts
Chili Lime Chicken Tacos
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 510mg22%
Potassium 502mg14%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 1725IU35%
Vitamin C 14.7mg18%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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