Grilled Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Lime Honey Dressing

by Suzanne on June 11, 2012

in Chicken, Savory

Tacos have to be one of my favorite meals and since I’m not a big beef eater I usually make chicken, turkey, fish or sometimes veggie tacos too. Not only are tacos tasty but generally they are fast to put together and I almost always have the ingredients on hand. So I hope you enjoy these tacos and feel free to just make this recipe into a taco salad if you don’t have tortillas because it’s just as good.

First, you will need to make the cilantro lime honey dressing recipe.  Then marinate the chicken for about 4 hours in the refrigerator. I used boneless skinless chicken breast portions that are about 5 oz. each, they are not as thick as the whole breast and cook quickly on the grill but you can use the bone in chicken.  When marinating the chicken I find it helpful to prick the chicken with a fork to help the marinade flavor the meat.  It’s easy clean up to use a 1 gallon ziploc plastic bag for putting the chicken in with the marinade, then when ready to use just toss the bag away.  When I grilled the chicken I slathered on BBQ sauce (use your favorite) toward the end of the cook time to give them a little more BBQ taste since I was going for a sweet and spicy on taste.  I filled my flour tortillas with lettuce, tomato, avocado, cheese, cilantro, corn and black beans and when the grilled chicken was done I sliced it and added it on top.  Finally, I drizzled more cilantro lime honey dressing on top of the chicken and some homemade salsa too.  They were great tacos that I think you will make again and again.

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Lime Honey Dressing

4- 5 oz. pieces of chicken
cilantro lime honey dressing
BBQ sauce (any type)
salsa (any type)
2 large tomatoes chopped
lettuce leaves washed and sliced thin
1 cup corn frozen thawed or canned
1 14 oz. can black beans drained and rinsed
1/2 cup green onions chopped
1-2 avocado sliced and chopped
1 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
sour cream (optional)
chopped cilantro leaves (optional)
8 fajita size flour or corn tortillas

Step 1: Marinate chicken in about half of the dressing for at least 4 hours. Before marinating you might want to prick the chicken with a fork to let the marinade penetrate easily.
Step 2: Get all the taco ingredients ready for and set aside.
Step 3: Grill chicken on medium high heat until no longer pink when cut into or juices run clear.
Step 4: When chicken has cooled for about 5 minutes slice on the bias or fajita style.
Step 5: Put all the taco ingredients inside each tortilla and add sliced meat on top of each taco. Shake dressing and pour desired amount over taco filling then add a little salsa and sour cream if desired.
Serves: 4

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1 Lisa (AuthenticSuburbanGourmet) June 11, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Okay – my mouth if officially watering! Love what you did with the dressing and these tacos look and sound amazing. Just getting ready to make dinner and wish I could pluck these from the screen. Have a great week.

2 Suzanne June 11, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Thanks Lisa, don’t you just hate it when your hungry and you are surfing the food blogs it’s kind of like grocery shopping being hungry..although one is more dangerous than the other 😉

3 Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 11, 2012 at 9:52 pm

These tacos look so delicious, Suzanne! I must try these this week – I love the idea of using the cilantro lime honey dressing as a marinade.

4 Suzanne June 13, 2012 at 11:44 am

Thanks Laura, hope they are yummy for you!

5 Rowena @ Apron and Sneakers June 12, 2012 at 3:59 am

Now i don’t have to think where that dressing should go with. This really seems so delicious! I can’t wait to try this Suzanne!

6 Suzanne June 13, 2012 at 11:43 am

Thanks Row, If I know you it will be a gourmet taco for sure 🙂

7 Nancy/SpicieFoodie June 12, 2012 at 6:53 am

Hi Suzanne,

Your tacos look really good and healthy too. I’ll check out the dressing too, sounds good. Thanks for sharing:)

8 Suzanne June 13, 2012 at 11:42 am

Thanks Nancy, I just love cilantro and like it any way I can get well…except in my cereal ha ha.

9 RavieNomNoms June 12, 2012 at 9:19 am

Those look gorgeous!!! I love the cilantro lime dressing!

10 Suzanne June 13, 2012 at 11:41 am

Thanks Ravie, hope you get to try them out.

11 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction June 12, 2012 at 9:47 am

I was just looking for some inspiration to switch up regular chicken tacos! These are just what I needed! 🙂

12 Suzanne June 13, 2012 at 11:41 am

Yah, glad you found some Jessica 🙂

13 Jen Laceda @ Tartine and Apron Strings June 12, 2012 at 12:14 pm

ooh yes! So you used the lime-honey-cilantro dressing here! this is what i love most about summer…grilling!

14 Suzanne June 13, 2012 at 11:41 am

It only seems natural to grill in the Summer, I love it year round too 🙂

15 Priscilla@ShesCookin June 12, 2012 at 4:21 pm

You know we love tacos in SoCal! I’m definitely using the marinade/dressing for our next taco night 🙂

16 Suzanne June 13, 2012 at 11:37 am

Your right Priscilla, it does come out in my cooking 🙂

17 Patty June 12, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Your chicken taco dish looks like a winner to me! I love the dressing and all the veggies, mouth watering;-)

18 Suzanne June 13, 2012 at 11:38 am

Thanks Patty!

19 Marta @ What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today? June 13, 2012 at 9:50 am

I like it. I like tacos in general, you dressing sounds delicious.

20 Suzanne June 13, 2012 at 11:38 am

Thanks Marta 🙂

21 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts June 13, 2012 at 10:34 am

I was wondering what you did with that dressing! This looks perfect! I am going to making that dressing soon, and I was already dreaming up different things to do with it!

22 Suzanne June 13, 2012 at 11:38 am

Hope you like them Erin.

23 Sandra's Easy Cooking June 13, 2012 at 10:51 am

So delicious! Love your idea for taco! Great pics!!!!

24 Suzanne June 13, 2012 at 11:39 am

Thanks Sandra 🙂

25 Nami | Just One Cookbook June 14, 2012 at 12:21 am

Suzanne, your plate of tacos is SO appetizing! I already like the idea of cilantro lime honey dressing, so I only think this grilled chicken is phenomenal!!

26 Nami | Just One Cookbook June 14, 2012 at 12:22 am

… “only think”? What kind of English is that… sorry kind of lost in translation… =P

27 Suzanne June 16, 2012 at 11:02 am

your so cute Nami..I didn’t notice, and I’m not the English professor 🙂

28 Suzanne June 16, 2012 at 11:01 am

thanks Nami, hope you get a chance to try it out.

29 Laura June 14, 2012 at 6:12 am

Always looking for a new twist on tacos. These sound great!

30 Baker Street June 15, 2012 at 12:38 am

Wow Suzanne! Those tacos look delish! Love the cilantro-lime and honey dressing.

31 Choc Chip Uru June 15, 2012 at 6:34 am

Beautifully refreshing twist on tacos my friend 😀

Choc Chip Uru

32 Suzanne June 16, 2012 at 11:02 am

thank you dear, hope your weekend is wonderful.

33 Paula (Salad in a Jar) June 15, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Spectacular pictures! I would love to try the chicken just by itself but I’m sure it’s also wonderful on these tacos.

34 Suzanne June 16, 2012 at 10:59 am

Thank you Paula, it’s good all by itself too.

35 Liren June 16, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Mmm, I just love the honey in the dressing – yum!

36 Liz June 18, 2012 at 6:18 am

These are gorgeous!!! I need to add corn and black beans to my next batch of tacos…such yummy additions 🙂

37 Suzanne June 23, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Thanks Liz, glad you are back from vacation 🙂

38 Magic of Spice July 7, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Such gorgeous tacos…and I just love that dressing!

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