Sharing my favorite grilled chicken recipe that is a staple recipe in our home.  Taco Lime Grilled Chicken! Bring on the tacos, talking about how to grill chicken today…this recipe is a winner!

Grilled Chicken

Grilled chicken is a staple in our house.  I don’t know about you guys, but we seem to have tacos on a regular basis in our home.  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 chicken for tacos.

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

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.

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

Thank you hubby for being my lime squeezer.

Grilled Chicken Made Easy

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.

How To Grill Chicken

Let chicken grill for 5-6 minutes per side.

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

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

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

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*
Fat 2g3%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 535mg23%
Potassium 335mg10%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 95IU2%
Vitamin C 5.9mg7%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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