Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos with Chipotle Crema

Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos with Chipotle Crema @themerrythought
So this recipe is going up about two weeks later than I intended; I realize Cinco de Mayo has come & gone and most people have moved on from tacos & margaritas.  However, tacos are a regular in our home, I’d happily eat them every day if my family would go for it! And friends, I’ve been so, so sick!  For the last three and a half weeks (insert sob face emoticon here)!   What started out as a viral sinus infection turned into bronchitis/borderline pneumonia. I’ve spent a lot of time coughing and quite a few days barely making it out of bed! Thankfully, I seem to finallyyy be getting better, although there’s still a lot of coughing happening around here! And now I’m finallyyy getting around to sharing these delicious tacos with you! They’re light, refreshing and if you’re a fan of lime & cilantro like we are, you’re sure to love them!
Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos with Chipotle Crema @themerrythought
Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos with Chipotle Crema

Cilantro Lime Chicken
2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into pieces
juice of two limes
3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
salt & pepper, to taste

Marinate the chicken in the mixture of the lime juice, cilantro, oil, garlic, and salt & pepper for 30 minutes (a few hours is fine too if you want to leave them longer). Grill over medium-high heat until cooked through.

Cilantro Lime Cabbage
10 oz red cabbage
1/4 cup sour cream
juice of one lime
1 small garlic clove, minced
1/2-1 jalapeño, diced (use as much as desired for heat)
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped


Mix together cabbage, sour cream, lime juice, garlic, jalapeño, and cilantro.

Chipotle Crema
1 cup sour cream
1 to 2 pieces of chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (start with one, add another if you’d like it spicier)

To make the chipotle crema, place the chipotles and sour cream in the bowl of the food processor and blend until smooth.

Corn Tortillas
Lime Wedges
Queso Fresco Cheese

To assemble tacos, layer cabbage mixture, chicken, avocados and cheese on a warm tortilla.  Add chipotle crema and avocado slices. Add extra cilantro and lime juice if desired.

Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos with Chipotle Crema @themerrythought
Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos with Chipotle Crema @themerrythought
Here’s to good health and Taco Tuesdays – all year long! 🙂


  • lidiaTuesday, May 12, 2015 - 9:59 am

    these look amazing! I pinned these and will definitely be making next week because this week we have tons of carnitas leftovers. thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah RoseTuesday, May 12, 2015 - 11:45 am

    Yum!! You just gave me a great idea for my birthday party dinner! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • lindseyTuesday, May 12, 2015 - 12:15 pm

    yum can’t wait to try these! We eat the taco recipe you posted before with the avacado crema and the cilantro cherry tomatoes all the time!ReplyCancel

  • KristenTuesday, May 12, 2015 - 3:09 pm

    oh these look SO DELICIOUS, and remind me of the delicious fish tacos we had with L & A in California! i would eat tacos every day of the week as well – so good!!

    p.s. so sorry you’ve been so sick 🙁 hoping you feel 100% really soon! i think an extra taco might help… 😉ReplyCancel

  • Thalia @ butter and briocheWednesday, May 13, 2015 - 3:38 am

    It’s been too long since I last made tacos and you definitely have inspired me here to make these soon. They look TOO good and I am just love everything about that crema.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleWednesday, March 30, 2016 - 11:05 am

    I made these for dinner about a week ago, and they are so delicious! I loved the awesome crunch of the cabbage, and yay for eating things that are good for you in a taco! Thanks so much for what will definitely go down as a favorite for this year!ReplyCancel

    • MandaWednesday, March 30, 2016 - 11:30 am

      Yay – so glad you enjoyed them! Tacos are always a favorite in our house! 🙂ReplyCancel

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