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Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos – juicy chicken tacos with cabbage slaw and pico de gallo, very quick and easy to make. Definitely a crowd pleaser!

Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos Recipe

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.

Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos Recipe


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5 from 3 votes

Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos

By Lyubomira from CookingLSL
Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos - juicy chicken tacos with cabbage slaw and pico de gallo, quick and easy to make. Definitely a crowd pleaser! Makes 12 small tacos
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 12


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.

To assemble:

  • Warm tortillas in a skillet. Divide chicken between 12 tortillas. Add cabbage slaw, pico de gallo and diced avocado. Top with cheese. Serve.


Calories: 289kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 32mg, Sodium: 712mg, Potassium: 476mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 540IU, Vitamin C: 20.7mg, Calcium: 115mg, Iron: 1.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main
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  1. Loved these bright and delicious looking tacos. So refreshing and yum! 😀

  2. 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 🙂

  3. Perfect for dinner tonight!! Love tacos of any sort and these look awesome! Pinned!!

  4. I love everything about this dish, is so light, colourful and looks super delicious. I wish I could grab a bite right now!

  5. This is right up my alley! Totally my kind of dinner. Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  6. 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!