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Easy Lime Garlic 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.

Course dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword cinco de mayo, easy dinner recipe, easy lunch recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 tacos
Author Linda Spiker


For Lime Crema:

  • 1/2 cup crema or sour cream
  • juice and zest of half a small lime
  • pinch of sea salt and freshly ground pepper

For Tacos:

  • 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


For crema:

  1. In a small bowl whisk together sour cream or crema, lime juice, zest, sea salt and pepper, set aside

For Tacos:

  1. Prep tomatoes and avocado, set aside. Crumble Cotija cheese.

  2. Juice lemon and two limes, whisk with jalapeno and garlic, set aside

  3. Quarter remaining limes for garnish

  4. Slice chicken

  5. 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

  6. While chicken cooks, heat tortillas on other cooktop burners, using tongs to turn

  7. When chicken is heated through, toss with prepared lemon/lime juice and herbs, season with sea salt and pepper

  8. Fill tortillas with chicken, avocado, tomato, cotija cheese, garnish with crema and cilantro and serve!