Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

A cilantro lime vinaigrette has two jobs in a weeknight taco recipe. First, it?s the marinade for the pan seared chicken filling. Then it turns sour cream into a special topping.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

2/3 cup Food Network Kitchen™ Inspirations Mexican Style Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

1/4 cup sour cream

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

16 corn tortillas

Shredded lettuce, diced red onion, sliced radishes, guacamole and whole cilantro leaves, for serving


  1. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper in a large bowl. Then toss with 1/2 cup of the Mexican Style Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette. Marinate for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, stir together the sour cream with the remaining 2 tablespoons vinaigrette. 
  3. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken along with the marinade and cook until slightly browned and cooked through, about 7 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board and chop. Season with salt.
  4. Warm the tortillas as the label directs. Using 2 stacked tortillas per taco, fill with the chicken, top with the cilantro-lime sour cream and the toppings of your choice. 
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