Tacos. I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t love them. And these Easy Garlic Lime Chicken Tacos with Lime Crema are as easy to make as they are to love!
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No need to dirty a pan, we simply cook the freshest corn tortillas we can find right on the burner flame! Not only does it warm them up but it gives them those lovely charred edges.
Because we here at The Organic Kitchen like to make life easier, we offer this recipe using rotisserie chicken. But if you love to roast your own, you can double the recipe for our spicy lime chicken and use that, either way, you are going to toss that tender chicken in fresh lime juice, garlic and jalapeño for a fabulous taco filling!
The Add Ons and Lime Crema:
Because this chicken is so flavorful, we keep the toppings fairly simple: avocado, Cotija cheese, and tomatoes. The final flavor flourish is the lime crema! Sour cream, mixed with lime juice and zest…yup, that’s it. So easy but adds a touch of creamy lime to each taco!
The Recipe: Easy Garlic Lime Chicken Tacos with Lime Crema
Easy tacos made using rotisserie chicken tossed in fresh herbs and spices! If you would rather roast your own chicken, see my link above for spicy lime chicken.
- 1/2 cup crema or sour cream
- juice and zest of half a small lime
- pinch of sea salt and freshly ground pepper
- 2 large ripe avocados, peeled and diced or sliced
- 16 cherry tomatoes, cut in half or quartered
- 4 limes, two for juice and two for garnish
- juice of one lemon
- 1-2 tablespoons minced jalapeno pepper, depending on how hot you like it!
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced finely
- 6 cups sliced rotisserie chicken, or use my spicy lime chicken linked above
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
- Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- 12 corn tortillas
- 6 oz Cotija cheese
- 4 tablespoons chopped cilantro for garnish
In a small bowl whisk together sour cream or crema, lime juice, zest, sea salt and pepper, set aside
Prep tomatoes and avocado, set aside. Crumble Cotija cheese.
Juice lemon and two limes, whisk with jalapeno and garlic, set aside
Quarter remaining limes for garnish
Place a pan on medium heat, add olive oil. When oil is hot add chicken and cook, gently stirring here and there until heated through
While chicken cooks, heat tortillas on other cooktop burners, using tongs to turn
When chicken is heated through, toss with prepared lemon/lime juice and herbs, season with sea salt and pepper
Fill tortillas with chicken, avocado, tomato, cotija cheese, garnish with crema and cilantro and serve!
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