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Taco Lime Grilled Chicken

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Sharing my Taco Lime Grilled Chicken with you today!  Such a simple to prepare grilled chicken recipe that is a staple recipe in our home.  Bring on the tacos, this recipe is a winner!

Grilled Chicken

I don’t know about you guys, but we seem to  have tacos on a regular basis in our home.  Grilled chicken is a staple in our house.  This recipe is simple, flavorful and the kids (and husband) love them.  I have created a simple homemade taco seasoned and lime grilled chicken that is thinly sliced and mouthwatering inside tacos.  You can either marinate the chicken or grill it immediately, whatever you’ve got the time for.

Let’s take a look at how simple you can make your own restaurant style grilled chicken for tacos.

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Taco SeasoningHomemade Taco Seasoning by Picky Palate

Here’s The Best Homemade Taco Seasoning:  ground cumin, salt, pepper, garlic salt and smoked paprika.  Regular paprika works too.  Sprinkle the seasonings on both sides of your chicken.

Grilled Chicken

The limes match my green mixer!  Slice your lime and get ready to squeeeeeze 🙂

Grilled Chicken

Thank you hubby for being my lime squeezer.

Grilled Chicken Made Easy

Grilled Chicken

Place your chicken breasts onto a hot grill pan (or outside grill).  I love using my indoor grill pan all year round.  Check your local kitchen store.  I use Le Creuset.

Grilled Chicken

Let chicken grill for 5-6 minutes per side.

Grilled Chicken

After about 5-6 minutes, flip those babies and grill the other side.

Grilled Chicken

After your chicken has rested about 10 minutes take a nice sharp long knife and thinly slice each breast like so.

Taco Lime Grilled Chicken

Grilled Chicken

Squeeze the second lime over the sliced chicken and serve inside tacos.

Grilled Chicken

I like to pan fry my white corn tortillas in just a touch of canola or vegetable oil to soften them.  I placed chicken slices inside and topped with avocado slices, tomatoes, thinly sliced spinach and a touch of my salsa ranch sauce.  Enjoy!

Taco Lime Grilled Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken taco recipes, chicken tacos, grilled chicken, grilled chicken breast, grilled chicken recipes, how to grill chicken
Servings: 8
Calories: 103 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika regular paprika works too
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3-4 medium to large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 limes split
  1. Preheat indoor or outdoor grill to medium high heat.
  2. Place cumin, salt, pepper, paprika and garlic salt into a bowl. Stir to combine.
  3. Place chicken breast into a large bowl or large ziploc bag. Pour seasonings over chicken then squeeze the juice of one whole lime over chicken and seasonings. Stir chicken around with seasonings and lime. You can marinate up 1-5 hours if desired. Can be grilled immediately as well.
  4. Spray grill lightly with cooking spray then carefully place chicken onto grill. Let grill 5-6 minutes each side, or until cooked through and juices run clear. Transfer chicken to a large plate and let rest for 10 minutes. Thinly slice chicken and squeeze with juice of last lime over tops. Thinly sliced chicken goes great inside tacos. Top with your favorite toppings.
Nutrition Facts
Taco Lime Grilled Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 103 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 535mg 22%
Potassium 335mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 1.9%
Vitamin C 7.1%
Calcium 1.2%
Iron 3.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    We love being creative with tacos. It’s always a fun meal to have on movie night. I didn’t know about the grilling pan. We live in FL and grill pretty much year ’round. But it sure would come in handy on the few cold winter days or the really rainy days. Love that you sliced up spinach for these. Always trying to slide it in recipes where my husband won’t realize. LOL

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    Carrie says:

    I used this for fish tacos and the seasoning is wonderful. I can’t take anything spicy and this is perfect. Tonight I used it for Taco Rice and it was a hit. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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    Shelly says:

    Do you use an indoor grill/griddle or a grill pan on the stove? Thanks.

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    Toya says:

    OMG this was DELICIOUS!

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    nadine says:

    Just tried this last night and it was great! Added a little more paprika just to make it a little spicy and it was perfect!

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    Lisa says:

    Yummo! These look delicious. It’s winter here now so I might have to wait a little bit til the veggies come back into season though – boo…

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    Kristen says:

    I absolutely cannot wait to try this recipe!

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    Betty says:

    Could this meat be made ahead and frozen. We are traveling to a cabin for New Years and I am planning a taco meal for 11 people. Would like to hVe as much done before I go.

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    Tiana Stayton says:

    made these tonight and they were delicious. Going in the recipe box.

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    Michelle says:

    Out of the 7 years I have been cooking for my fiancé, he told me tonight this is the best meal I’ve ever made him and it was amazing. Our grill was broken so I baked the chicken, cut into strips @350 degrees for 20 min. It was pretty fantastic, even the ranch salsa was pretty awesome. I Served it with a cilantro lime rice and black beans. So thanks for our amazing meal, I can’t wait to try again. 🙂

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    Helen says:

    This is a really tasty recipe, I was worried the chicken would be dry, it wasn’t. It was very easy to make too.

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    Alice Marshall says:

    Can you tell me the nutritional value on this recipe, like how many calories and grams of fat etc ?


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    Peggy says:

    I have purchased the Le Creuset grill pan online after reading this recipe. I can’t wait for it to arrive and start using it for your great recipes & more!!!

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    lisa says:

    I made these tacos for my birthday and their to die for!!! Their amazing GOOD! The ranch and salsa dressing tops it off!!! I’m making them again soon!!! Thanks for these great taco’s!!!!

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    Maile Waiau says:

    Is that a homemade salsa ranch you put on top of the chicken tacos or was it store bought!??

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    Oh delicious, i love this sort of food, Great recipe.


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    Liz says:

    Came across this recipe recently and finally tried it out. Such great tasting chicken!

    Thanks for posting it!

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    Lizzy says:

    Years later, and this is still my go to chicken taco recipe. I made it yesterday for my Father’s Day taco bar, and everyone was impressed. The chicken always turns out so flavorful and never dry. Super recipe!

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