Lime Chicken Tacos Recipe

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Lime Chicken Tacos Recipe
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Lime Chicken Tacos Recipe

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4.5 76 101
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Our fun, simple recipe is perfect for taco Tuesdays or a relaxing dinner with friends. If we have any leftover filling, I toss it into a garden-fresh taco salad. —Tracy Gunter, Boise, Idaho
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5-1/2 hours
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5-1/2 hours

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.
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.
Originally published as Lime Chicken Tacos in Simple & Delicious November/December 2006, p12

Nutritional Facts

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.

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  • 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.
Originally published as Lime Chicken Tacos in Simple & Delicious November/December 2006, p12

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SusieOFoodie User ID: 1380907 286180
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2018

"We made this chicken for a taco bar for a friends rehearsal dinner. We left out the corn and chili powder to help it appeal to even the pickiest guests. It was moist and delicious, with just the right amount of lime flavor coming through. I used Jack's (Garden Fresh) fresh salsa and I think that boosted the flavor compared to jarred chunky salsa. This is a keeper. The leftovers freeze great as well."

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TeresaWitt User ID: 4117537 284932
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2018

"This was bland and disappointing."

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muffbear74 User ID: 209131 276490
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2017

"I liked the lime flavor, but expected more spiciness. Will try using hot salsa next time."

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Kathyjordan User ID: 6897948 273284
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2017

"Tasty quick meal with lots of options."

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Scotty User ID: 8784680 272371
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2017

"This a fantastic family, summertime recipe! The chicken is jammed packed with flavor!"

A TRUE FAMILY FAVORITE!!!!!!!!!!!"

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robbrd User ID: 1292786 272199
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2017

"This recipe has been a favorite of ours for years. quick, easy & great flavor. I use the leftover chicken to make enchiladas."

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hchambers User ID: 7140928 270202
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2017

"This was delicious! It makes for a great meal that is quick and easy to make. I did up some peppers and onions to go with it."

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1Heart4Jesus User ID: 2171354 267541
Reviewed May. 31, 2017

"Can't wait to try this! I'm from Boise too!!"

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spraul User ID: 1280885 256661
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2016

"love this. have been making it for years and shared it many many times since it first appeared in the magazine"

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greatwithoutgluten User ID: 6330173 246413
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2016

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

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