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Chili, Garlic and Lime Chicken Tacos with Cilantro and Queso Fresco

Chili, Garlic and Lime Chicken Tacos with Cilantro and Queso Fresco

The best chicken tacos! Chili, garlic & lime chicken tacos on white tortillas served with tomatoes, onions, cilantro, salsa verde and queso fresco. These are a perfect weeknight family meal.

Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword chicken, easy, garlic, lime, queso fresco, tacos, tortillas, weeknight meal
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 242 kcal


  • chicken breasts 2 large
  • chili powder 1/2 T - 1 T
  • garlic powder 1/2 t
  • white corn tortillas 10-12
  • olive oil 3 T
  • sea salt
  • vine ripened tomatoes 2 cubed
  • cilantro 1 small bunch
  • onion 1 small
  • limes 2 large
  • sour cream optional
  • salsa verde 1 jar
  • queso fresco crumbled


  1. prepare cilantro-onion-lime topping by combining roughly chopped cilantro leaves (I use my kitchen scissors for cilantro), and finely chopped white onion. Squeeze half of a fresh lime over the top and set aside.
  2. cook your chicken breasts by either grilling or sauteing on stove in olive oil until fully cooked through.
  3. cube cooked chicken
  4. heat olive oil in a frying pan and add garlic powder, and chili powder, (start with 1/2 T and work your way up to 1 T if desired, to taste). Mix in cubed chicken and saute for a few minutes.
  5. Squeeze half of a fresh lime over the chicken. Cook for a minute or so longer, add salt to taste and then take off the heat.
  6. Prepare White Tortillas by brushing them with a little olive oil, sprinkling with sea salt and placing in the oven with the broil setting on. Keep a close eye on the tortillas and only keep in the oven for up to a few minute; once they start bubbling and just barely browning they are done.
  7. Assemble the tacos by putting a spoonful of chicken, cilantro-onion topping, tomatoes, queso fresco and salsa verde on a tortilla. Serve with lime wedges.

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Nutrition Facts
Chili, Garlic and Lime Chicken Tacos with Cilantro and Queso Fresco
Amount Per Serving
Calories 242 Calories from Fat 128
% Daily Value*
Fat 14.2g22%
Saturated Fat 3.8g24%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 187mg8%
Potassium 275mg8%
Carbohydrates 7.5g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1.9g2%
Protein 21.8g44%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.