Are you ready for a fast and easy recipe for tacos? These Chicken Lime Tacos are just that and are weight watchers approved, too!
Every taco just has 5 weight watchers points – making it a filling and delicious meal that you don’t have to feel guilty about eating!
This simple taco recipe makes 10 tacos which are great for cooking up an easy weeknight meal!
Speaking of delicious weeknight recipes, be sure to check out my Walking Tacos Recipe as well!
Chicken Lime Tacos (Weight Watchers Friendly!)
Who doesn’t love tacos?
We have Taco Tuesday (and sometimes Taco Wednesday/Thursday as well!) and we love being able to add all the amazing taco toppings to eat and enjoy.
When it comes to creating a taco dinner that everyone cn us and customize on their own, chicken tacos with lime are the best!
Don’t believe me? Whip up this recipe and you’ll taste the proof!
Ingredients Needed To Make Chicken Lime Tacos
- boneless, skinless chicken breast
- lime juiced
- red wine vinegar
- garlic cloves
- green onions
- fresh cilantro
- ground black pepper
- flour tortillas
- shredded lettuce
- shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Check out this recipe for Homemade Flour Totillas.
How to Make Chicken Tacos
Before starting, gather up all the ingredients needed!
Step 1: Using a medium sized skillet, add chicken and sauté over medium- high heat about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Step 2: Add in lime juice, sugar, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, cilantro and green onions. Sprinkle with salt, and pepper while cooking.
Reduce heat and allow to simmer until chicken has absorbed wet ingredients.
Step 3: Warm tortillas in a small skillet flipping on each side or place in a warm oven for a few minutes.
Step 4: Each taco will use 1/10th of the meat mixture.
Fill each tortilla with chicken and add in lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and top with salsa if desired.
Easy Taco Hacks
If you have any leftover chicken from an earlier meal, use that and save yourself the time of having to actually cook the chicken!
Don’t forget to add toppings.
We like to create a toppings bar and have everyone add whatever they’d like to their tacos.
Some great topping suggestions are fresh jalapenos, diced onions, even more shredded cheese, melted cheese, and fresh cilantro.
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Fast and simple to feed the family
- Easy ingredients loaded with flavor
- Weight watchers friendly so you don’t break your diet!
How to store leftover taco meat
If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, just add them to an airtight container and store them in the fridge!
You can then reheat the chicken and enjoy your tacos again for leftovers the next day.
At what temperature is chicken safe to eat?
The best way to be sure that the chicken is cooked all the way and safe to eat is to invest in a meat thermometer. It’s not expensive and you’ll use it all the time!
For chicken to be considered cooked all the way and safe to eat, the internal reading needs to be 165 degrees.
Put the probe of the thermometer into the fattest part of the chicken and take your temperature there.
What side dishes pair well with tacos?
To be honest, tacos don’t really need a side dish – however, this would be a great time to cook up some rice, cauliflower rice, or even just eat a yummy side salad. You have plenty of yummy options!
This Copycat Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice would be great with these chicken lime tacos!
Chicken Lime Tacos
- 1½ lbs boneless skinless chicken breast cubed
- 1 tsp sugar
- ½ lime juiced
- ⅛ red wine vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 green onions chopped
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp fresh cilantro chopped
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 10 flour tortillas street taco size
- ¼ cup shredded lettuce
- 1 tomato diced
- ¼ cup salsa
- ¼ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- Using a medium sized skillet, add chicken and sauté over medium- high heat about 15 minutes or until golden brown
- Add in lime juice, sugar, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, cilantro and green onions. Sprinkle with salt, and pepper while cooking. Reduce heat and allow to simmer until chicken has absorbed wet ingredients.
- Warm tortillas in a small skillet flipping on each side or place in a warm oven for a few minutes.
- Each taco will use 1/10th of the meat mixture. Fill each tortilla with chicken and add in lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and top with salsa if desired.
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.