Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos
Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos – juicy chicken tacos with cabbage slaw and pico de gallo, very quick and easy to make. Definitely a crowd pleaser!
Happy Monday !
How was your weekend? Mine was pretty good! I’m a little tired though, since I started doing some spring cleaning and also organizing my pantry. It is a lot of work, but I’m half way through it!
Cinco de Mayo is just a day away. I know, I’m late with this recipe, but I just recently posted recipes for Cilantro Lime Rice and Chipotle Chicken Nachos.
I’ve been craving some homemade tacos and finally made some yesterday.
The simple tequila lime marinade boosts the chicken flavor and makes is very tender. I added some homemade pico de gallo, cabbage slaw, shredded cheese and sliced avocado to my tacos, but you can add whatever you like. These are super easy to make, perfect for lunch or dinner.
I do not recommend that you marinade the chicken for longer than 1 hour, because it might get mushy. Anywhere between 30 minutes and 1 hour should be ok.
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Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos
For the chicken:
- 1/2 cup tequila
- 1/2 cup water
- juice from 2 limes
- 4 (6-8 oz ) boneless skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
- 4 garlic cloves
- salt and pepper to taste
For the cabbage slaw:
- 3 cups shredded purple cabbage
- 3 cups shredded green cabbage
- 2 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
For the pico de gallo: (Makes 2 cups, you can make less if you'd like)
- 4 ripe plum tomatoes — , seeded and diced
- 1 small red onion — , chopped
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 tbs lime juice
- salt to taste
- 12 small flour tortillas
- 2 ripe avocados — , diced
- 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese
- lime wedges
For the chicken:
In a bowl combine tequila, water, lime juice, garlic and salt.
Place chicken un a large zip lock bag and pour marinade in the bag and close. (try to get out as much air as possible). Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Preheat a gas grill to medium high. Clean and oil grate. Season chicken with black pepper. Place chicken on the grill and cook covered , turning as needed until nicely charred and it registers temperature of 160 F, (for 8 to 12 minutes). Transfer to s cutting board, let to cool for 5-10 minutes and slice.
For the cabbage slaw:
In a large bowl combine salt, olive oil and apple cider vinegar and stir. Add cabbage and toss, so it is evenly coated with dressing.
For the pico de gallo:
Combine tomatoes, onions, cilantro, lime juice and season with salt. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. It tastes best the same day.
Warm tortillas in a skillet. Divide chicken between 12 tortillas. Add cabbage slaw, pico de gallo and diced avocado. Top with cheese. Serve.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 289, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 32mg, Sodium: 712mg, Potassium: 476mg, Carbohydrates: 22g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Protein: 13g, Vitamin A: 540%, Vitamin C: 20.7%, Calcium: 115%, Iron: 1.6%
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Oh these tacos arr e just gorgeous, Mira! I love the lime and tequila flavors. So perfect for Cinco de Mayo, or any day! Pinned!
My favorite food! Seriously, I love tacos with lots of lime. And tequila. Heck yeah, girl! These look amazing!
These taco’s are beautiful Mira! So ready to celebrate Cindo De Mayo here. Lovely photographs as usual.
These tacos are gorgeous! I love the Mexican flavour – so good! Perfect recipe for Cinco de Mayo!
I SO badly want these gorgeous tacos on my Cinco de Mayo menu tomorrow! Lovin’ the tequila and lime juice in the marinade—these look so packed full of flavor and fresh!
Even if Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow, I could eat these tacos all year round! I love love love that marinade!
Mira, this is the perfect recipe for Cinco de Mayo. . and your tacos are gorgeous!!! I mean, seriously, I don’t think I’ve seen prettier tacos!!! Delicious!!! love tequila lime anything!
These tacos look delicious. Homemade tacos are the best and I love that you marinated the chicken in tequila! They’re absolutely beautiful too! So colorful and festive!
I could seriously live off of the tequila and lime combo. I LOVE these tacos, Mira! Yum!
I just love Mexican food, and I love these tacos! They look so amazing and flavorful. I think I’ll eat them with those chipotle chicken nachos, ‘cuz there are not rules on Cinco De Mayo, right? Great recipe! (This is my first time to your site, glad I stopped by!).
These are perfectly light tacos, just the way I like them. Loving the tequila in the marinade.
Gorgeous tacos. Love the flavours. Awesome recipe. Yum yum 🙂
I love how bright, fresh and delicious your recipes are. And your photography is so aligned with your cooking! Love it, Mira!! Pinned!
Thanks my lovely friend!
These tacos are beautiful, Mira! I love the tequila lime marinade – so fresh and delicious! These are perfect for Cinco de Mayo!
Beautiful photos Mira. Obviously I’d have to omit the chicken, but the rest of the ingredients sound perfect.
Beautiful! They look delicious and oh so fresh! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe, mira!
Thanks so much Olivia!
Spring cleaning is never fun but there is nothing better than a clean house. 😉
This tequila lime tacos look amazing! Pinned!
I love any excuse to make tequila lime chicken and these tacos look amazing! Cheers to Cinco de Mayo!
This is my kind of dinner right here, not just for Cinco de Mayo but any day of the week! They look delicious, Mira!
Loved these bright and delicious looking tacos. So refreshing and yum! 😀
Tacos are always perfect as a quick dinner! I love how the chicken can be made ahead of time and then quickly assembled in the taco 🙂
Perfect for dinner tonight!! Love tacos of any sort and these look awesome! Pinned!!
I love everything about this dish, is so light, colourful and looks super delicious. I wish I could grab a bite right now!
This is right up my alley! Totally my kind of dinner. Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
Mira, how did I miss these beautiful tacos! They look simply amazing – and although it’s 8:30 at night, I can just imagine indulging in them right now! So perfect. Pinned!
You should try them Kristi! They are so easy to make and delicious! Thanks for pinning!