Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw

These chicken tacos are packed with flavor, so simple to make and the cilantro lime slaw is a perfect compliment to bring all the flavors together and provide a delicious crunch.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Grilling, Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people


Chicken Tacos

  • 2 to 3 chicken breasts butterfly cut
  • 1 packet taco seasoning or make own
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • tortillas

Cilantro Lime Coleslaw

  • 16 oz bag of coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup cilantro packed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 stalks green onions
  • 1/2 jalapeno cored (includes seeds for extra spice)
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt


Chicken Tacos

  • Marinade chicken breast in lime juice, oil and taco seasoning for 2 to 4 hours.
  • Preheat grill to medium high heat. Cook chicken breasts for 5-6 minutes on each side until cooked thoroughly (internal temperature of 165ºF).

Cilantro Lime Coleslaw

  • Add all ingredients except for coleslaw mix into a blender or food processor. Pulse several times until well mixed and chopped.
  • Add mixture to coleslaw mix in a medium bowl prior to serving.
  • Top tacos with cilantro lime coleslaw.


Note: If a grill isn't available, sauté chicken in a skillet.
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