Discover the Mouth-Watering Chicken Tacos Recipe by A Couple Cooks

Discover the Mouth-Watering Chicken Tacos Recipe by A Couple Cooks

Easy Chicken Tacos Recipe

If you're looking for a quick and easy dinner idea that's packed with flavor, these chicken tacos are perfect! They're ready in just 30 minutes and are always a hit with both kids and adults. The juicy chicken strips are seasoned to perfection and served on warm tortillas with fresh toppings and a zesty lime crema.

Why We Love This Recipe

There are so many reasons to love this easy chicken tacos recipe! Here are just a few:

  • The chicken is juicy and flavorful
  • The recipe is simple and easy to make
  • The tacos are versatile and can be customized with your favorite toppings
  • The lime crema is zingy and delicious

Ingredients You'll Need

Here are the key ingredients you'll need for this chicken tacos recipe:

  • Chicken breasts
  • Taco seasoning
  • Olive oil
  • Mini tortillas
  • Guacamole
  • Cheese crumbles
  • Red onion
  • Cilantro
  • Sour cream
  • Lime
  • Garlic


Here's how to make these easy chicken tacos:

  1. Season the chicken: Butterfly the chicken breasts and pat them dry. Mix the taco seasoning in a small bowl and sprinkle it on both sides of the chicken.
  2. Cook the chicken: Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken breasts until browned on both sides, about 4-5 minutes per side. When the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F, remove it from the skillet and let it rest for 3 minutes before slicing into strips.
  3. Make the lime crema: Stir the sour cream, lime juice and zest, garlic and salt in a small bowl.
  4. Assemble the tacos: Warm the tortillas and spread guacamole on each tortilla. Top with chicken strips, red onion, cheese crumbles, cilantro, and lime crema. Enjoy!

Variations and Substitutions

If you have dietary requirements or just want to mix things up, here are some variations and substitutions to try:

  • Gluten-free: Use corn tortillas instead of mini tortillas.
  • Dairy-free: Omit the cheese crumbles and use cilantro sauce instead of sour cream.
  • Low-carb: Use lettuce wraps instead of tortillas or try cauliflower rice tortillas.
  • Customize toppings: Add your favorite toppings, such as lettuce, tomatoes, black beans, or jalapenos.

Serving Suggestions

This easy chicken tacos recipe is great on its own, but here are some side dishes and drinks to serve alongside:

  • Ranch water
  • Black bean and corn salad
  • Cilantro lime rice
  • Mexican corn
  • Refried beans
  • Guacamole and chips
  • Chopped salad


If you have leftover chicken tacos, you can store them in the fridge for up to 3 days. The lime crema will keep for up to 2 weeks. Use leftover chicken taco meat in salads, burrito bowls, quesadillas, or nachos.

We hope you enjoy this easy chicken tacos recipe! Let us know in the comments what you think.

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