These Garlic Lime Grilled Chicken Tacos are so delicious and savory! Chicken is marinated in a juicy lime garlic sauce, grilled and then served on warm tortillas for a taco treat everyone will love!
We love celebrating Tuesdays with tacos, but let’s be honest, there’s no bad time to have a taco. Grilled garlic-lime tacos are so delicious, you will want to make them all the time—and why not? If you’re having company, these are super fun because they are casual and inviting, but completely delicious!
If you’re grilling for an outdoor or summer gathering, why not swap out the burgers for a gourmet taco? Need to make them indoors? It’s easy to swap out the grill for a skillet. These chicken tacos are super fresh and simple to make, but still, pack in a ton of flavor! The combination of tangy lime and savory garlic together transforms plain chicken into something amazing! You can serve them with the ingredients here in the recipe, or any of your favorite taco toppings.
Garlic Lime Grilled Chicken Tacos Recipe
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Marinating Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 25 mins
Ingredients for 6 servings
- 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup freshly chopped cilantro
- 2 medium Roma tomatoes diced
- 1/2 medium red onion diced
- 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco
- 12 corn or flour tortillas
In a small bowl, mix together garlic powder, salt, paprika, pepper, cayenne pepper, parsley, garlic, lime juice, and olive oil. Pour over chicken thighs in a shallow dish or plastic ziplock bag. Marinate 1 hour.
Preheat an outdoor grill over high heat (400-500 degrees).
Sear chicken until golden brown 3 to 4 minutes per side. Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking chicken until chicken is cooked through to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Remove from grill and chop into small pieces.
Serve on warmed tortillas and top with desired toppings.
Heat a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken for 5-7 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
Nutrition facts for Easy Garlic Lime Grilled Chicken Tacos
Serving: 2tacos | Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 444mg | Potassium: 495mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 13.2% | Vitamin C: 8.4% | Calcium: 11.9% | Iron: 10.3%