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Lime Chicken Tacos Recipe
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Lime Chicken Tacos Recipe

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Lime adds zest to this easy filling for tortillas, and leftovers would be a refreshing topping to any taco salad as well. “This fun recipe is great and simple for a casual dinner with friends or family." —Tracy Gunter, Boise, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5-1/2 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5-1/2 hours
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

1 taco (calculated without sour cream and cheese) equals 148 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 338 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 14 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch.

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. Serve in tortillas with sour cream, cheese and lettuce if desired. Yield: 12 tacos.
Originally published as Lime Chicken Tacos in Simple & Delicious November/December 2006, p12

Nutritional Facts

1 taco (calculated without sour cream and cheese) equals 148 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 338 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 14 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch.

Sweet White Wine

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

Reviews for Lime Chicken Tacos

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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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Reviewed Jul. 13, 2014

Is pretty simple and tasty and inecpensive

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Reviewed Jul. 5, 2014

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

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Reviewed Apr. 28, 2014

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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Reviewed Feb. 19, 2014

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

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