Cilantro & Lime Marinated Chicken Tacos

Cilantro and lime add a refreshing touch to these cumin-spiced chicken tacos. Hearty enough for a main dish, but plenty of fun for a party appetizer.

Cilantro & Lime Marinated Chicken Tacos

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  • Juice and zest from 3 fresh limes

  • 4

    tablespoons olive oil

  • 2

    cloves garlic, minced

  • ½

    teaspoon cumin

  • ½

    teaspoon onion powder

  • ¼

    teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • ¼

    cup fresh cilantro, chopped

  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

  • 4

    boneless, skinless chicken breasts with fat removed

  • 1

    package of tortillas (corn or wheat)

  • Cotija cheese or queso fresco


Thoroughly combine juice, zest, garlic, cumin, onion powder, red pepper flakes, cilantro, salt and pepper. Add chicken breasts and coat evenly. Marinate in refrigerator 2 hours. Grill chicken breasts and slice or chop. Serve chicken in grilled or heated tortillas. Garnish with cheese.


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