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Lime Chicken Tacos Recipe

Lime Chicken Tacos Recipe

Here's a fun, simple chicken taco recipe for a casual dinner with friends or family. For variety, use any leftover filling as a topping for a taco salad. —Tracy Gunter, Boise, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5-1/2 hours YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup chunky salsa
  • 12 fat-free flour tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • Sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and shredded lettuce, optional

Directions

  • 1. Place the chicken in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine lime juice and chili powder; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until chicken is tender.
  • 2. Remove chicken; cool slightly. Shred meat with two forks and return to the slow cooker. Stir in corn and salsa.
  • 3. Cover and cook on low for 30 minutes or until heated through. Place filling on tortillas; serve with with sour cream, cheese and lettuce if desired. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 148 calories, 2g fat (0g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 338mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 2 lean meat.

Reviews for Lime Chicken Tacos

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greatwithoutgluten 246413
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2016

"Very easy and delicious!. great fast meal. Love the lime flavor."

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JudyB1544 245343
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2016

"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!"

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kredhead 243803
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2016

"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."

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rachelbarnesjn116 238399
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2015

"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."

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lmmanda 114668
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2014

"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."

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bukwurm 208300
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2014

"These are great. The only change I made was to add a can of black beans."

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T-Dub1000 91830
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2014

"So easy to make, but absolutely delicious! One of our favorites!"

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Terena 93597
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2014

"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!"

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yerces 166555
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2014

"Is pretty simple and tasty and inecpensive"

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Chickermunker2 114666
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2014

"Quick and easy; great way to use leftover lime chicken and jasmine coconut rice."

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msmonika 160499
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2014 Edited Nov. 16, 2015

"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."

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chloe526 166554
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2014

"I made the recipe as written. Very tasty. Even my picky husband liked it."

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momof4kids 161267
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2013

"This is a great low fat meal and super easy! Some of my family don't like corn so I substitute black beans. Yummy!"

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momof4kids 93594
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2013

"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!"

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MamaMoody 91829
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2013

"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!"

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sls777 166407
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2013

"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 !!!"

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kbabe819 145690
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2013

"Our family loved it! So easy and delicious."

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susancornell 145689
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2013

"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!"

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TheDix 166404
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2012

"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!"

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LunchLadyLCS 160193
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2012

"Made this for children and adults. The only change suggested was to add a bit of cilantro."

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shopper11891@bellsouth.net 144996
Reviewed May. 5, 2012

"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."

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blndzdoitbetr 160928
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2012

"Didn't have much flavor.But i did add hot salsa to give it more kick"

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d4bees 91828
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2012

"I had to make it faster so I eliminated the slow cooker & used 2 12.5 oz. cans of chicken & just warmed it up in microwave. Next time I'll change chili powder amount by cutting in half. Very tasty!"

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flyfye 98802
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

"Very easy and really good - a nice change of pace from regular tacos."

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amandavaldez 73635
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"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."

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davernb 91827
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"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!!"

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cutshawe 144554
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"This was amazing. The chicken was very juicy and full of flavor. I will definitely make this again!!"

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NenaVan 160495
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"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!!!"

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jessicadidion 145679
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"Yum! Simple and delicious:) I added some fresh cilantro when I added the salsa and corn."

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redhotretriever 114655
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"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."

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manncw408 160915
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"these are so good and weightwatcher points friendly and the whole family loves them"

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heidilovesicecream 114622
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"This is a favorite in our family!"

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npaverico 93066
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

"This recipes was way too salty."

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MaggieinA2 98782
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"SO SO SO easy and very tasty. We topped with cheese and shredded lettuce."

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chocoholic711 114619
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2011

"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."

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armyav8rwifeoh58 145678
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2011

"Love them! I always add a little extra chili powder and lime juice and I put them on hard taco shells or make the chicken for nachos! family favorite!"

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manuahs 114617
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2011

"This is a staple in my house now. Such an easy meal to fix and it tastes great. My children are huge fans!"

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zegunism 160912
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"A family favorite!"

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trudypost 66156
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2011

"I like this recipe a lot,it's so easy to make,and makes enough tasty leftovers for a few more meals."

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jcackler 114616
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2011

"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."

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mdolan 66150
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"So good and it makes enough to feed a large family!"

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Lynnardo 208299
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"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."

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vapaynes 91806
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2011

"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!"

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BakinGymnast 114612
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

"So delicious and so easy to make! Instead of using a slow cooker, we cooked the chicken over the stove in a little bit of chicken broth. They were absolutely delicious!"

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Sprowl 145625
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2010

"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."

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manuahs 93589
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2010

"This recipe is so good! Super easy to make and such fantastic flavor!"

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debbschaefer 66149
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2010

"We love this! Even my picky two year twins love to eat the chicken."

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jetluvs2cook 160192
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2010

"this recipe is awesome!!! I had some chicken already cooked up, so ommited step one and added all the ingredients together and cooked in the crockpot till it was all heated throughly. I will deffintly fix this again...."

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bameiboo 161266
Reviewed May. 1, 2010

"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."

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5hungrykids 144995
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2010

"We did not like this at all. The chili powder was too overwhelming and I think taco seasoning would be a much better choice."

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JessicaJason 93065
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2010

"Super easy and very filling!"

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bethanyrenee 66136
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2010

"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!"

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4boys&me 161265
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2010

"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."

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schnorpy 91805
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2010

"So easy and flavorful!"

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lisarsullens 160907
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2010

"Excellent recipe. Leftovers can be used for quesdillas, burritos and even tortilla soup. chicken has a wonderful flavor with lime juice and chili powder."

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JaneDrumm 160486
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2010

"I made this on Saturday and it was SOOOO good. One of my new favorite recipes. The chicken shredded so easily. Substituted chili powder for taco seasoning, added black beans and used a can of green chiles/tomatoes instead of salsa and added extra lime."

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cookandbaker 145624
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2010

"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."

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ojc0806 160855
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2009

"Wonderful and so easy!"

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jillvw76 114502
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2009

"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"

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kdbrown 114406
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2009

"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!"

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soon2b3 144553
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2009

"My family usually loves Mexican food, but neither my husband nor I cared for it at all. I was very disappointed."

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AewsomeSauce 144896
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2009

"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!"

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kitkat1201 66134
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2009

"I have made this several times - yummy ! Also freezes well for a quick last minute supper."

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cmott 66125
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2009

"I used a can of green chiles

and tomato instead of the salsa and left out the corn. Really easy and enjoyed by all ages."

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jackiep0725 160191
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"This is DELICIOUS!!!"

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KaleeAlberring 208298
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2008

"I have made this a few times for my husband and his buddies, it was a hit. I subsituted black beans for the corn."

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GrandmaK_54_Illinois 161263
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2008 Edited May. 4, 2008

" DIL made this when I was visiting, and now I make it too. It's become a family favorite. "

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.