Lime Chicken Tacos

Total Time:
1 hr 30 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
8 tacos
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Juice and zest of 2 limes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips
  • 3 bell peppers (red, yellow or orange), stemmed, seeded and very thinly sliced
  • 1 large white onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • Eight 6- to 8-inch flour tortillas, warmed if possible 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Sour cream, optional
  • Hot sauce, optional
Directions
  • Combine the lime juice and zest, garlic, sugar, oregano, cinnamon, cumin, salt, pepper cayenne, paprika and 2 tablespoons oil in a large bowl. Add the chicken to the marinade and turn to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to overnight.

  • Heat the remaining tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade, letting the excess drip off, and add to the skillet. Cook, tossing occasionally, until the chicken starts to brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the bell peppers and onion and cook for until the vegetables are tender, 3 to 4 minutes more. Divide the chicken, peppers and onion equally among the eight tortillas. Garnish with the cilantro, sour cream and hot sauce, if using.

  • Cook Notes: Instead of using tortillas for the tacos, try wrapping the chicken, peppers and onion in large Boston lettuce leaves.

  • This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. The Food Network Kitchens have not tested it for home use and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.

Contestant/Competition Recipe: This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. The Food Network Kitchen have not tested it for home use and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.


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