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Best Grilled Chili Lime Chicken Street Tacos Recipe

Best Grilled Chili Lime Chicken Street Tacos Recipe

As summer approaches, the recipes get lighter and brighter.  I have the Best Grilled Chili Lime Chicken Street Tacos Recipe and it’s super easy.  It’s great for those impromptu gatherings where you want something on the grill that’s easy, satisfying and not a burger!  So get your favorite toppings because these Mexican Chicken Street Tacos deliver!


Chili Lime Chicken Street Tacos

Best Grilled Chili Lime Chicken Street Tacos Recipe- Tips/Additions

So, this recipe is another basic where you can amp up the flavor however you wish. I use the Chili Lime Seasoning from Trader Joe’s, but you can also use Tahin, which is basically the same thing.  If you can’t find either of these simply use chili powder, salt, and squeeze lime juice over the chicken and zest the lime too for extra flavor.  So easy!

This is such flavorful seasoning that you won’t need the usual marinated chicken.  This chicken street taco recipe requires no prep ahead!

If you don’t want to use chicken breasts, you are welcome to use boneless skinless chicken thighs. Boneless skinless chicken breasts can be dry and the thighs do guarantee juicy chicken.  However, if you use a meat thermometer, you can enjoy delicious grilled chicken no matter which cut you use!

I like the guacamole and lettuce, but you can also add sour cream, pico de gallo, hot sauce,  red onion or white onion and cheese if you’d like.  I’d recommend Cotija cheese because it would work well with the seasonings.

Chili Lime Chicken Street Tacos

Street Tacos Substitutions

You want to serve your tacos in warm tortillas.  I prefer soft corn tortillas, but feel free to use flour tortillas.  I like to use a grill pan if I’m making these indoors and if I’m outdoors, my gas grill.  This is a fabulous summer recipe for a crowd, because it can all be done on the grill. 

If you don’t have a grill pan then a cast iron skillet works great!

​You can sub in boneless skinless chicken thighs for the chicken breasts.  

Want to make this recipe even easier?

Hit the easy button on the Best Grilled Chili Lime chicken Street Tacos Recipe by using pre-grilled/ cooked chicken.  Simply toss in a pan over medium-high heat with the chili lime seasoning.  Store bought Guacamole is also just fine!  

How to store Leftover Chicken Tacos

Store the tortillas and the chicken each in a separate airtight container. They will last 3-4 days in the fridge.  I cannot recommend freezing leftovers of these Mexican street tacos.  Cooked chicken will just dry out. 

Ways to use Grilled Mexican Chicken

You can use the chicken for burrito bowls instead of tacos.  Taco salads are also a great way to use it.  This flavorful chicken paired with some refried beans also makes a fantastic tostada. The chicken recipe is alone can be a base for a ton of easy meals. 

You’ll be able to stay home from the Mexican Restaurant or the food truck and make delicious fresh Mexican grilled chicken at home! 

Chili Lime Chicken Street Tacos

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If you love a good street taco, I know your whole family will love these on taco night.  I hope you enjoy them and if you make these please leave a star rating and review.  It’s so helpful to other readers!  Thank you for stopping by!





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Chili Lime Chicken Street Tacos

Chili Lime Chicken Street Tacos

Bring fresh mex flavors to Taco Tuesday with this Chili Lime Chicken Street Taco Recipe. Grilled Chicken and gluten free tortillas keep this dish light.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 384 kcal


  • 12 ounces Chicken Breast pounded to 1/2 inch thick
  • 3 tsp. Trader Joe's Chili Lime Seasoning See recipe notes below for how to create your own.
  • 8 Corn Tortillas Check the label if you need certified gluten free.
  • 2 Avocados
  • 1 Lime Juiced
  • 1/2 Jalapeno Finely chopped and seeds removed
  • 1/4 cup onion Finely chopped
  • 1 cup Romaine Lettuce shredded


  • Preheat a non stick grill pan or skillet over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray.
  • Pound chicken breasts to 1/2 inch thickness. Sprinkle with Chili Lime seasoning. Grill 3-4 minutes per side then move to a plate to rest before slicing.
  • In the same skillet heat up the corn tortillas. This will only take 30 seconds per side so watch carefully. You're just looking to warm them up and blister them slightly.
  • To prepare the guacamole- mash the avocado with the lime, onion and jalapeno. Then sprinkle with salt to taste.
  • Serve the tacos in the warmed tortillas with the lettuce and guacamole.


If you don't have Trader Joes Chili Lime Seasoning:  Mix together 1 tbsp. chili powder, 1 tsp. of salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper, and zest of 1 lime in a bowl. Sprinkle over the chicken before grilling.


Calories: 384kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 24gFat: 7g
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Friday 15th of February 2019

I made these and they were delicious! My husband and I both loved them. 1 large chicken breast is enough for 6 tacos. The recipe is delicious as is, however I made a few notes for my personal taste for the next time I make them, which will be often. I will add a little seeded chopped tomato to the guacamole along with a few shakes of Franks. (I like a little more bite to my taco's) I would also cut the onion in the guacamole a little, however as mentioned before it is delicious as is.


Saturday 16th of February 2019

Sandy- I am so very happy you enjoyed them. Your additions sound great and this is definitely a flexible recipe to adapt to your tastes. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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