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Chicken tacos arranged on a plate.
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Healthy Chicken Tacos

These healthy chicken tacos come together in about 30 minutes, making them perfect for busy weeknights. They're packed with flavor and totally customizable!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken tacos
Servings: 4


  • 1 ½ lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice juice of 1 lime
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Flour or corn tortillas
  • Chopped red onion for serving
  • Cilantro for serving
  • Avocado or guacamole for serving
  • Salsa or pico de gallo for serving
  • Queso fresco for serving
  • Sour cream or Greek yogurt for serving


  • Whisk together olive oil, lime juice, garlic, chili powder, salt and cumin in a small bowl.
    Whisking ingredients into a marinade.
  • Pour marinade over chicken thighs and let marinate for 15-30 minutes.
    Pouring the marinade over the chicken breasts.
  • Grill chicken thighs using an indoor or outdoor grill or cook on the stove top in a cast iron skillet over medium heat for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway, until cooked throughout (internal temperature should be 170-175°F). Once cooked, pull chicken from heat and let rest for 3-5 minutes.
    Grilling marinated chicken.
  • Dice chicken thighs into cubes. Place chicken into warm taco shell and add toppings of choice.
    Slicing grilled chicken on a cutting board.



Serving: 1 taco w/o toppings | Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 692mg | Potassium: 28mg