Cilantro lime chicken tacos have fantastic flavor and the entire dish comes together in minutes. Skillet dinners are so easy and this is one of our favorites.

Cilantro lime chicken tacos have fantastic flavor and the entire dish comes together in minutes. Skillet dinners are so easy and these tacos are amazing.

Cilantro lime chicken tacos

Dinner really is a breeze with skillet meals. You can come home after working and toss this in the skillet for a great meal in hardly anytime at all. Cilantro Lime Chicken tacos are so flavorful and the ground chicken is a great twist on traditional tacos.

This is a great way to use chicken and a healthier option than ground beef. My kids can’t really tell the difference because of all the delicious seasonings.

Cilantro lime chicken tacos have fantastic flavor and the entire dish comes together in minutes. Skillet dinners are so easy and these tacos are amazing.

You need a good skillet to make these easy chicken tacos.

We use a cast iron skillet and it’s perfect for this recipe. I have the Lodge cast iron skillet but you can see all the different brands here.

Cast iron is amazing! You can make so many different recipes and they are great for skillet recipes.

If you are not already cooking with one, you should! They are amazing and the food cooks so evenly.

Don’t be hesitant to use cast iron because it really is simple to use and maintain. It cooks the food so evenly and recipes turn out great.

If you are going to be gone all day, you can also make Crockpot Ground Chicken Tacos Recipe.

Cilantro lime chicken tacos have fantastic flavor and the entire dish comes together in minutes. Skillet dinners are so easy and these tacos are amazing.

Cilantro lime chicken tacos ingredients:

  • ground chicken
  • olive oil
  • tomato sauce
  • cilantro (divided)
  • limes, juiced
  • taco seasoning ( Iuse a homemade Taco Seasoning)
  • tortillas
Cilantro lime chicken tacos have fantastic flavor and the entire dish comes together in minutes. Skillet dinners are so easy and these tacos are amazing.

How to make cilantro lime chicken tacos:

In a large skillet brown the ground chicken over medium high heat in the olive oil.

Once brown, stir in the tomato sauce, ½ of the cilantro, taco seasoning, and the lime juice.

Cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes so the flavors combine.

Cilantro lime chicken tacos have fantastic flavor and the entire dish comes together in minutes. Skillet dinners are so easy and these tacos are amazing.

Spoon onto tortillas. Top with more cilantro and your favorite taco toppings. It is that easy.

Cilantro lime chicken tacos have fantastic flavor and the entire dish comes together in minutes. Skillet dinners are so easy and these tacos are amazing.

I love making my own homemade taco seasoning.  This is so easy to make and takes just minutes.

The homemade seasoning tastes much better than those little store bought seasoning packets. Save money and just make this at home!

I love knowing exactly what is in my food. You can make a big batch at once and store it in a mason jar.

This will be so handy anytime you make a recipe that calls for taco seasoning. Give it a try!

Cilantro lime chicken tacos have fantastic flavor and the entire dish comes together in minutes. Skillet dinners are so easy and these tacos are amazing.

What to serve with cilantro lime chicken tacos?

You can try making the Best Flour Tortilla Recipe  if you have a few extra minutes.  Corn tortillas would also be yummy.

We also like these handy tortilla warmers. They are awesome because you heat up your tortillas in 45 seconds in the microwave and then they are warm for an hour.

If you have a big family like I do, these are especially handy to keep several warm at once. That is nice so no one in the family has cold tortillas with their dinner.

The kids like hard taco shells so we make those too. This recipe is really great with so many different things. You can even serve it over lettuce as a salad.

Cilantro lime chicken tacos have fantastic flavor and the entire dish comes together in minutes. Skillet dinners are so easy and these tacos are amazing.

We also love rice and sometimes serve it with that. You can save even more time and learn how to freeze rice and you can make this meal even easier.

I love to grab the rice from the freezer in the morning and when we come home it is all ready to enjoy. We do this for lots of meals and it helps put together a quick meal.

It is so easy and helpful for busy weeknights. You can also use brown rice. Learn how to cook brown rice in the microwave for a quick side.

We have also used this Delicious Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe. There are lots of delicious options.

Another great idea is Crock Pot Refried Beans. They are so easy in the slow cooker and really tasty.

Cilantro lime chicken tacos have fantastic flavor and the entire dish comes together in minutes. Skillet dinners are so easy and these tacos are amazing.

We love to make a topping bar for ground chicken tacos:

Not only is it so delicious but toppings are just fun. Set up a topping bar and let everyone choose their favorites.

This is fun for family dinner or even parties!

Cilantro lime chicken tacos have fantastic flavor and the entire dish comes together in minutes. Skillet dinners are so easy and these tacos are amazing.

What substitutions can be used to make ground chicken tacos?

This easy skillet recipe is so versatile that you can make tons of substitutions and it’ll still taste amazing.  You can make this with traditional ground beef or with chicken breasts as well.

Shrimp tacos are also amazing. Yum!

Ground turkey is also a great option for this taco recipe.  If I’m in a hurry, I usually use whatever I have in my refrigerator or what is on sale at my local grocery store.

You can add salsa instead of the tomato sauce. Just use what you have.

In addition, using different types of salsa can change this recipe quite a bit.  For instance, since I’m usually serving kids, I choose a mild salsa that is on sale.  However, if you love spicy food, you can substitute this for a spicier salsa.

Also, this recipe would work great with a delicious verde salsa as well.  I love cooking with this homemade quick salsa verde de tomatillo recipe. 

By shopping when things are on sale I save money on groceries and it really helps our budget.

Cilantro lime chicken tacos have fantastic flavor and the entire dish comes together in minutes. Skillet dinners are so easy and these tacos are amazing.

Everyone in my family loves it when I make this Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe that is better than take out!

This delicious Crock Pot Chipotle BBQ Steak Tacos Recipe is so simple but takes street tacos to the next level with so much flavor.

Try this Gluten-Free Crock pot Mexican Shredded Beef Taco recipe for the next Taco Tuesday meal!

Cilantro lime chicken tacos have fantastic flavor and the entire dish comes together in minutes. Skillet dinners are so easy and these tacos are amazing.

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Cilantro lime chicken tacos

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Cilantro lime chicken tacos have fantastic flavor and the entire dish comes together in minutes. Skillet dinners are so easy and these tacos are amazing.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine Mexican
Course Main Course
Calories 426
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can of tomato sauce 15 oz can
  • 1 1/2 cup cilantro divided
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 12 tortillas

Instructions

  • In a large skillet brown the ground chicken over medium high heat in the olive oil.
  • Once brown, stir in the tomato sauce, ½ of the cilantro, taco seasoning, and the lime juice.
  • Cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes so the flavors combine.
  • Spoon onto tortillas. top with more cilantro and your favorite taco toppings.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 426kcal, Carbohydrates 34g, Protein 31g, Fat 19g, Saturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 130mg, Sodium 539mg, Potassium 925mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 320IU, Vitamin C 8mg, Calcium 83mg, Iron 3mg

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