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Servings: 12

Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
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
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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:

  1. In a bowl combine tequila, water, lime juice, garlic and salt.
  2. 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.
  3. 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:

  1. 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:

  1. Combine tomatoes, onions, cilantro, lime juice and season with salt. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. It tastes best the same day.

To assemble:

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

Nutrition Information

Calories: 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%