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Fresh Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

Fresh Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos
Shredded chicken in a bowl mixed with fresh chopped cilantro.

Combine the chicken, cilantro, lime, and spices in a bowl. Let it marinade for at least 15 minutes.

A build-your-own taco station featuring chicken, onions, cheese, tomatoes, spinach, and sour cream.

Prepare the topping spread of your choice such as cheese, tomatoes, spinach, and onions. Warm up the tortillas and chicken.

Three chicken taco on a plate.

Build you tacos and enjoy!

Fresh Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

Fresh Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

Yield: 6 tacos
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Easy, fast, and delicious. This recipe uses store-bought rotisserie chicken and plenty of cilantro and lime. Great for weekday meals!


  • 6 soft tortilla shells

For the Chicken:

  • 10 oz (about 2 cups packed) of shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • 1 cup cilantro (lightly packed), remove stems and coarsely chop
  • 1½ tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Toppings (your choice)

  • Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Onion
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce


  1. In a large bowl, add the chicken, olive oil, lime, cilantro, and spices, and gently mix together making sure that the chicken is covered. Cover with plastic food wrap and let it marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, you can prepare your toppings by either slicing or dicing the ingredients to your liking.
  3. When you are ready to eat, wrap up the tortillas in aluminum foil and place in the oven under the warm setting or low heat for 2-3 minutes. Heat up chicken in a pan with a little bit of olive oil or in the microwave, if desired.
  4. Assemble your tacos to your preference and enjoy!


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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 308Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 513mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 19g

Nutritional values are estimated based on the ingredients used by the author; your ingredients may differ. These values are calculated using Nutritionix.

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Friday 18th of September 2020

Way way way too much salt. I used a Rotisserie chicken from Costco, and I only did 1 tsp or salt (2 already seemed excessive). I ended up rinsing half of the chicken after 1sp and it’s still incredibly salty. This just needs to be salt and pepper to taste.

Marie | Yay! for Food

Friday 18th of September 2020

Thanks for the review. I will adjust the recipe to reflect your point.

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