Lime Chicken Tacos Recipe
- 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
- 1 cup chunky salsa
- 12 fat-free flour tortillas (6 inches), warmed
- Sour cream, pickled onions, shredded lettuce, and shredded cheddar or cotija cheese, optional
- 1. Place chicken in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine lime juice and chili powder; pour over chicken. Cook, covered, on low until chicken is tender, 5-6 hours.
- 2. Remove chicken. When cool enough to handle, shred meat with two forks; return to slow cooker. Stir in corn and salsa. Cook, covered, on low until heated through, about 30 minutes. Place filling on tortillas; if desired, serve with sour cream, pickled onions, lettuce and cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
2 tacos: 291 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 674mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch.
Reviews for Lime Chicken Tacos
"love this. have been making it for years and shared it many many times since it first appeared in the magazine"
"Very easy and delicious!. great fast meal. Love the lime flavor."
"Made the recipe exactly as written, but cut in half for just 2 of us. Used mild salsa, as we aren't big "heat" fans and kept the lime juice/chili powder ratio as is. Wonderful! We decided this is definitely "a keeper" and will be made again and again. So easy, so quick after chicken was cooked. Yum-Yum!"
"This is a great & easy "throw it together in 2 seconds" base chicken recipe for the crockpot. I used legs & thighs since it is what I had on hand. They were succulent, flavorful & the meat fell off the bone. Not dry, quite the opposite-lots of sauce, that's the difference between breasts & dark meat. I added cilantro & chopped green chilies for more flavor when I added the corn & salsa. Next time I'll add black beans to make a whole meal in a pot. Nice change from the usual, will make again."
"I was really impressed with this. I had just over 1.5 lbs of chicken breasts, and after pretty much exactly 5 hours exactly it shredded incredibly easily. The flavor was really good too. I've never been one to put salsa on my tacos or burritos (I'm more of a pico de gallo person), this was super good. It also made enough that I'm going to definitely get more than a few meals out of it. Easy, quick and cheap.By the way, I bought a can of corn, accidentally got creamed corn, and (while this was the first time I made this, so I don't know how it's supposed be exactly), I don't think it changed anything. The salsa has enough liquid that it got absorbed without an issue.I'm definitely making this again."
"Very good. I cooked for 4.5 hours and meat was starting to dry out, next time I will check it at 4 hours. I had to use mainly salsa verde since I didn't have enough tomato based salsa and I did add a little salt."
"These are great. The only change I made was to add a can of black beans."
"So easy to make, but absolutely delicious! One of our favorites!"
"This was so easy to throw together in the morning before work. I used frozen chicken so I let it cook longer than the recommended 5-6 hours. It had such a good taste!"
"Is pretty simple and tasty and inecpensive"
"I thought this recipe was very easy to make. I liked it but not for tacos. I use it as a topping for big tostada bowls."
"I made the recipe as written. Very tasty. Even my picky husband liked it."
"This is a great low fat meal and super easy! Some of my family don't like corn so I substitute black beans. Yummy!"
"This recipe is a great meal to throw in your crockpot and come home to a yummy meal! My family doesn't like corn, so I substitute it with black beans!"
"I make this recipe all the time. I always double it so I have leftover meat to use in other recipes. I put the salsa in at the very beginning. At the end, I shred the chicken, add 2 cans of rinsed and drained black beans and 1 can of drained corn. This meat works perfectly for enchiladas, spicy taco soup (just add chicken broth & a can of rotel, top with tortilla chips & cheese) and is great for quesadillas (just drain the juice, add cheese & toast) It's really an excellent recipe and base for lots of other recipes. My family loves it!"
"I added fresh salsa and the corn at the beginning of the cook time and it really marinated the chicken well!!! This made it very tender and shredded with ease. It was absolutely delish !!!"
"Our family loved it! So easy and delicious."
"This recipe is delicious! I always add a little extra lime juice and make sure you buy very good/flavorful salsa or this recipe does tend to come out bland (which is why it got 4 instead of 5 stars). My husband and I love these tacos with all the fixings!"
"A simple recipe that lends itself to adapting to personal tastes. I liked the lime flavor--next time will add more lime. I had to leave out the corn for dietary restrictions.Very, very tasty!"
"Made this for children and adults. The only change suggested was to add a bit of cilantro."
"Made for a luncheon and everyone really liked it! I did add chopped cilantro and 1/4 cup of concentrated limeade since I really like lime and cilantro."
"Didn't have much flavor.But i did add hot salsa to give it more kick"
"Very easy and really good - a nice change of pace from regular tacos."
"Meh. Not a very good taco recipe.If your rating it to Taco Bell then it would have more stars.THe chicken came out bland, once all the topping were on and added a few last minute seasonings it became edible.This inspired me to now go submit my Mojito Lime Tacos."
"These tacos were so delicious! I found I didn't have any chili powder handy, so I used taco seasoning mix & added 2 T. more of lime juice. I also added some canned chopped green chilies. I'm making some more today & thought I would add some chopped onion & a can of drained & rinsed black beans. Yummy!!"
"This was amazing. The chicken was very juicy and full of flavor. I will definitely make this again!!"
"This was so easy and good. I used fresh limes, there were on sale, and definitely more then the recipe called for. I also used about 1 tsp of chili powder instead of the 1 tbl...my husband ate about 5 of them...and he is a fussy eater!!!"
"Yum! Simple and delicious:) I added some fresh cilantro when I added the salsa and corn."
"This is a quick & tasty recipe. Not sure where the other reader's saltiness was from unless it was from too salty a salsa or from the cheese as there is no added salt here."
"these are so good and weightwatcher points friendly and the whole family loves them"
"This is a favorite in our family!"
"This recipes was way too salty."
"SO SO SO easy and very tasty. We topped with cheese and shredded lettuce."
"This is a great go-to recipe for our family! I've also used it to serve supper to our church youth group, and for a meal for families with new babies, etc.I also use the lime juice & chili powder mixture from this recipe to marinate chicken strips. Fast & easy, and they don't need to marinate for very long to pick up the flavor."
"This is a staple in my house now. Such an easy meal to fix and it tastes great. My children are huge fans!"
"A family favorite!"
"I like this recipe a lot,it's so easy to make,and makes enough tasty leftovers for a few more meals."
"family loved it - there was still a lot of room in the crock pot - and it was popular - would easily double for a party or double and freeze leftovers."
"So good and it makes enough to feed a large family!"
"Made this for a get together this last weekend. The taste of the chicken is good but the texture was just terrible. Would not make again."
"This is a staple at our house, we call it Taco Tuesday! We love it! I serve it with a little cheese and sour cream too. My kids love it and the leftovers are great on a bed of lettuce for lunch the next day!"
"When my grown picky kids go back for 2nd and 3rds, I know I have a keeper! I don't know about the 12 servings--6 at my house."
"This recipe is so good! Super easy to make and such fantastic flavor!"
"We love this! Even my picky two year twins love to eat the chicken."
"I make lots of slow cooker meals and this was a great change from the ordinary stews etc. I followed the recipe exactly and we all enjoyed it."
"We did not like this at all. The chili powder was too overwhelming and I think taco seasoning would be a much better choice."
"Super easy and very filling!"
"Delicious! I used left over rotisserie chiken that I shredded add all ingredients together and just heated through. It took a about 20 min total. What a time saver and it's a great combination of flavors!"
"Very good flavor and super easy to make. Great for those days you just want to have super ready when you get home from work."
"So easy and flavorful!"
"Soooooooo good and soooooooo easy!!! This is now going to be one of my standard go-to recipes that I will make over and over and over again."
"Wonderful and so easy!"
"Turned out fabulously! I loved how easy the chicken was to shred up. I was a bit concerned when I started to make it thinking the lime and chili seasoning wasn't enough and the recipe would burn but it didn't and made it's own juices with it. The only suggestion I have is to heat it longer than 30mins. The finished product made a lot. Was a bit drippy but was still very good. Had plenty leftover meat mixture and used it for lunch the following date and crushed up some organic blue tortilla chips and mixed in with it. Super yummy that way too! Overall happy with this and would make it again since my picky family really enjoyed it"
"We have made this several times and my family loves it. We've made tacos, burritos, and chicken taco salads with it. But the best yet, according to my son, was using the lime chicken mixture to make chicken enchiladas. Just roll the chicken in tortillas, cover with enchilada sauce, bake for 15 min. cover with shredded cheddar cheese and bake for another 10 -15 min. It was awesome!"
"My family usually loves Mexican food, but neither my husband nor I cared for it at all. I was very disappointed."
"Love this recipe!!! I cook this when I am entertaining and make a taco bar for friends to enjoy! Everyone always wants to know when I'm having another taco night! Pair with freshly made sides, chips, salsa, sour cream and the works (not to mention a variety of margaritas) this recipe has never failed me and everyone always asks for the recipe when we're done!"
"I have made this several times - yummy ! Also freezes well for a quick last minute supper."
"I used a can of green chilesand tomato instead of the salsa and left out the corn. Really easy and enjoyed by all ages."
"This is DELICIOUS!!!"
"I have made this a few times for my husband and his buddies, it was a hit. I subsituted black beans for the corn."
" DIL made this when I was visiting, and now I make it too. It's become a family favorite. "