Chili Lime Chicken Tacos
Chili Lime Chicken Tacos are a delicious and flavorful dish that combines the heat of chili with the tanginess of lime. This recipe is perfect for those who love Mexican cuisine and want to add a little spice to their meals. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal, these tacos are sure to impress.
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Juice of 2 limes
- 8 small flour tortillas
- Optional toppings: diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, sliced avocado, sour cream, cilantro
Step 1: Marinate the Chicken
In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and lime juice. Mix well to create a marinade.
Place the chicken breasts in a zip-top bag and pour the marinade over them. Seal the bag and massage the marinade into the chicken, ensuring that it is evenly coated. Let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or up to overnight for maximum flavor.
Step 2: Cook the Chicken
Preheat your grill or stovetop grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade and discard any excess marinade.
Grill the chicken for 6-8 minutes per side, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (75°C). Cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.
Step 3: Assemble the Tacos
Warm the flour tortillas in a dry skillet or on the grill for a few seconds on each side. This will make them more pliable and easier to fold.
Slice the grilled chicken into thin strips. Place a few slices of chicken onto each tortilla and top with your desired toppings, such as diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, sliced avocado, sour cream, and cilantro.
Step 4: Serve and Enjoy
Fold the tortillas in half and serve the chili lime chicken tacos immediately. These tacos are best enjoyed fresh, while the chicken is still warm and the toppings are crisp and cool.
These Chili Lime Chicken Tacos are a crowd-pleasing dish that can be customized to suit your taste preferences. The tangy lime and spicy chili flavors pair perfectly with the tender and juicy chicken. Whether you’re hosting a Mexican-themed dinner party or simply craving a flavorful meal, these tacos are sure to satisfy your taste buds.