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Chicken marinated in a cilantro, lime sauce, then grilled, placed in a tortilla, and topped with grilled vegetables and pickled red onions. These Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos are taco perfection.
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Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

Chicken marinated in a cilantro, lime sauce, then grilled, placed in a tortilla, and topped with grilled vegetables and pickled red onions. These Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos are taco perfection.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Inactive Time3 hrs
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Grilled Tacos
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 213kcal

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 1.5 pounds chicken breast slice in half horizontally so each piece is about 1/2 to 3/4" thick
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp cilantro finely chopped
  • 2 cloves fresh minced garlic
  • 1 medium onion

Veggies

  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • 1 medium green bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Red Onion Topping

  • 1/2 medium red onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • pinch sugar
  • pinch salt

For Serving

  • salsa, cheese, sour cream, cilantro, and jalapeno for toppings
  • small flour tortillas

Instructions

  • Season chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken in medium sized bowl or container with lid.
  • Mix together olive oil, lime juice, cilantro and garlic. Pour over seasoned chicken. Place lid on bowl or container and shake well to evenly coat chicken.
  • Place chicken with marinade in refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
  • Slice red onion thinly and toss with lime juice, sugar, and salt. Place in container in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  • Slice red pepper, green pepper and onion into thin slices. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Turn grill on to 500 degrees. Once grill reaches 500, turn down to 450. 
  • Place veggies on grilling pan and grill until tender, stirring occasionally, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Place chicken directly on grill. Cook until chicken is cooked through, about 2-4 minutes per side. 
  • For serving, cut chicken thinly. Serve on tortillas with grilled vegetables and marinated red onions. May also top with salsa, cheese, sour cream, cilantro, jalapeno, or whatever else your heart desires!

Notes

Note: Nutrition facts include grilled chicken, grilled vegetables, and pickled onions. Does not include tortillas or additional toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 521mg | Potassium: 522mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 730IU | Vitamin C: 47.3mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.6mg