Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos


Tacos, a beloved Mexican culinary delight, have a way of bringing people together with their diverse and vibrant flavors. In this recipe, we elevate the classic taco experience with a burst of freshness and zing. Our Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos are a symphony of savory grilled chicken, aromatic cilantro, and the tangy kick of lime. As you embark on this culinary journey, prepare to be transported to the lively streets of Mexico, where the aroma of sizzling meats and the laughter of taco enthusiasts fill the air.


For the chicken marinade:

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon paprika

Salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup olive oil

Juice of 2 lemons

Juice of 1 lime

For the tacos:

Corn or flour tortillas

Lettuce leaves

Shredded cheese (optional)

Avocado slices


sour cream (optional)

Step by Step Preparation:

Step 1: Marinate the Chicken

Let's start with the preparation of the marinade for the chicken. In a bowl, mix together the chopped fresh cilantro, garlic, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper. Add the olive oil, lemon juice and lime juice. Stir well until you obtain a homogeneous mixture.

Place the chicken breasts in an airtight bag and pour the marinade over them. Make sure the chicken is completely covered with the marinade. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to absorb.

Step 2: Cook the Chicken

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Remove the marinated chicken from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature. Grill the chicken on the hot grill for about 6-8 minutes per side or until it is cooked through and has appetizing grill marks.

Step 3: Cut and Assemble the Tacos

Once cooked, remove the chicken from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes before cutting it into thin strips. Meanwhile, heat the tortillas on the grill for a few seconds on each side.

To assemble the tacos, place a portion of chicken on each tortilla. Add lettuce leaves, avocado slices, and crumbled cheese if desired. Complete with tomato sauce and sour cream. Serve them with a wedge of lime for a refreshing finishing touch!


These Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos are a celebration of flavors that dance on your taste buds. The marinade infuses the chicken with a perfect blend of citrusy brightness and savory depth, creating a symphony of tastes in every bite. Whether enjoyed as a quick weeknight dinner or showcased at a festive gathering, these tacos are sure to become a favorite in your culinary repertoire. The combination of the grilled chicken, fresh toppings, and zesty lime will transport you to a world where every moment is a party. So, gather your ingredients, fire up the grill, and treat yourself to the irresistible allure of Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos – a true culinary delight that brings the spirit of Mexico to your table.