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Summertime Chicken Tacos Recipe
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Summertime Chicken Tacos Recipe

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Try these tempting tacos when you're looking for a change of pace from regular tacos. A mild zing from the lime juice in the marinade for the chicken comes through after grilling. I like to serve them with salsa, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes. -Susan Scott, Asheville, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1-1/4 pounds)
  • 6 flour tortillas (8 inches) or taco shells, warmed
  • Toppings of your choice

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with flour tortillas and without salt; calculated without toppings) equals 338 calories, 12 g fat (0 saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 289 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first eight ingredients; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill chicken, uncovered, over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°. Cut into thin strips; serve in tortilla or taco shells with desired toppings. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Summertime Chicken Tacos in Quick Cooking July/August 1999, p27

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with flour tortillas and without salt; calculated without toppings) equals 338 calories, 12 g fat (0 saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 289 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jun. 2, 2013

This is always a huge hit with my family. I usually pair it with the black bean dip reipe as a side and it makes a wonderful summer lunch or dinner.

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Reviewed May. 28, 2013

so easy! and yummy!

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Reviewed Aug. 4, 2012

This is by far the best flavored chicken I have ever had. I have very picky eaters in my house and they loved everything about this meal. Thanks so much for sharing this.

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Reviewed May. 28, 2012

My husband and I loved this one! A great light alternative to beef tacos!

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Reviewed Aug. 18, 2011

These tacos are amazing, the marinade for the chicken is absolutely delicious! I use the same marinade for my fajitas too. SO GOOD!

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