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Lime Chicken Soft Tacos Recipe
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Lime Chicken Soft Tacos
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  • READY IN 50 mins

Lime Chicken Soft Tacos

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"I was given this recipe by my mom when I went away to college, and it has become all of my friends' favorite!"

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    50 mins


  1. Saute chicken in a medium saucepan over medium high heat for about 20 minutes. Add vinegar, lime juice, sugar, salt, pepper, green onion, garlic and oregano. Simmer for an extra 10 minutes.
  2. Heat an iron skillet over medium heat. Place a tortilla in the pan, warm, and turn over to heat the other side. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Serve lime chicken mixture in warm tortillas topped with tomato, lettuce, cheese and salsa.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 17, 2006

I really like the flavor the recipe give. I usually throw it all in the crock pot and let it go. I then take out the chicken and shred it. It is so yummy and reminds me of a great resturant in Arizona.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 29, 2006

On this one, I tripled the sauce and marinated the chicken in 2/3s of it. Omitted the oregano, and added cilantro (a key ingredient!) at the end of sauteeing the chicken. When I sauteed the chicken (strips not cubed), I dumped the marinade and added the last 1/3 of fresh marinade to the chicken as it was nearly done cooking through, which only took a few minutes, not the 20 mins the recipe calls for! I also added a splash of tequila to the chicken while cooking, per other reviewers; was a nice touch! Used white corn tortillas (personal fave), and served with grated colby/jack cheese, chopped tomatoes, & the guacamole on by Bob Cody, increasing his call for cayenne pepper by at least double. That gave this dish a bite that I think it needed. Would have been too bland for us, otherwise, but it was a nice meal, complete with margaritas!

Feb 04, 2010

Based on the numerous reviews I was anxious to try this recipe. It was okay. Very similar to a marinade I use for fajaita chicken tacos which my family liked much better. Sorry.....

Jan 21, 2007

We thought these were awesome! A refreshing change from regular tacos. Things I did differently - used cilantro instead of oregano, 1 regular onion instead of 2 green, and used the juice of a whole lime instead of 1/2. I cut the chicken in strips instead of cubing it. Used Sargento's 4 Cheese Mexican blend for the cheese. I think you should definitely use fresh lime as opposed to the bottle stuff, if you really want the lime flavor to stand out. (And its not overpowering). Also, this recipe states that it serves 10, that would be 1 taco per person, and who can eat just 1? I think this recipe serves more like 4-5. I love this recipe, it is definitely a unique and cheap dish to make for a large group!

May 01, 2008

At first I thought the red wine vinegar was strange, but it did add a good flavor. Overall the tacos were really good, but in the future I will omit the oregano- it added an Italian flavor, as some had mentioned. I doctored this up a bunch and added cilantro, extra lime, and served with some sliced peppers and onions which I stir-fried in olive oil and cumin (didn't have lettuce). I think cumin or cilantro are definitely more appropriate seasonings rather than the oregano. We served these with salsa. We'll make these again. **also- I found that after cutting the recipe in half (to serve 5) my husband and I only had a small dinner. I think the full recipe would probably only be enough for 4 people (not 10).

Jan 14, 2004

DELISH! The guys I served it to, and myself, thought it was great. Really tasty if you like lime. I loved having tacos with chicken instead of my usual hamburger meat. Instead of cubing the chicken, I boiled the chicken breasts until cooked through and then shredded them. Then I cooked the chicken with the liquids for about 10 minutes, til it had absorbed the flavors. Yum!

Oct 01, 2003

Yummy Yum Yum!!!! This was so good and EASY to make!!! I mixed all of the seasoning ingredients in a small bowl while the chicken was sauteing and just dumped it in the skillet and stirred the last 10 minutes of cooking. I used a teaspoon of oil while sauteing the chicken so it wouldn't stick to the skillet and it didn't affect the flavor in anyway. DH and I loved this and so did our 1 yr old! I'm sure my 8 year old would love it too but he was having dinner with his grandparents....too bad he missed out!!!! I used 3 Tbsp of lime juice (bottled kind) and it was delicious!!! I'd recommend this recipe to anyone who wants a nice change from regular tacos! I think I'm going to try these with quesadillas sometimes too! Thanks so Marissa! These were DELICIOUS!!!!!

Sep 30, 2003

I love this. I brown the chicken and then dice it and return it to the skillet to finish with the sauce. I don't use oregano. I have used cilantro and a splash of tequila. I use these in tacos with avocado and sour cream. I love these as nachos on the tequila lime tortilla chips. I have even frozen the cooked chicken mixture and it came out beautifully. Everytime I make these I tell my husband how much I love them.


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  • Calories
  • 204 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 6.8 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 16.2 g
  • 32%
  • Sodium
  • 433 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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