Lime Chicken Tacos

  • prep time15 min
  • total time 25 min
  • serves 8

Recipe courtesy of Omayra Vallejo and Omar Parra.

11 Ratings
Directions for: Lime Chicken Tacos


3 boneless chicken breasts

2 limes, juice and zest

1 Tbsp sugar

2 tsp dried oregano

½ tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp cumin

½ tsp chili powder

½ tsp paprika

1 tsp each salt and pepper

2 Tbsp olive oil, plus more for frying

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 red, yellow and green bell peppers, julienned

1 large white onion, julienned

8 flour tortillas, 6-8 inches in diameter

¼ cup cilantro, chopped

sour cream and hot sauce (optional)


1. Cut chicken into ¼-inch strips. In a large bowl, combine lime juice and zest, sugar, dried spices, salt, pepper, olive oil and garlic. Add chicken to marinate and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of an hour. Marinating overnight yields best results.

2. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high. Stir-fry the marinated chicken for 5-6 minutes. Then add the peppers and onions and fry for another 3-4 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.

3. Divide the chicken, peppers and onions equally among the eight tortillas. Garnish with chopped cilantro, sour cream and hot sauce (optional).

See more: Chicken, Citrus, Herbs, Main, Mexican


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