Grilled Chicken Tacos with Slaw & Lime Crema

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Slaw & Lime Crema

1 Review
From:, April 2019

In this easy and healthy chicken taco recipe, we top grilled chicken tenders with a crunchy and colorful vegetable slaw and a simple blend of sour cream, lime juice and cilantro. The chicken is cooked on a grill pan, so these crowd-pleasing chicken tacos make for a great 25-minute weeknight dinner year-round.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 3 cups thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • ½ cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • ⅓ cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 8 chicken tenders (about 1 pound)
  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 8 (8 inch) corn tortillas, warmed
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced
  • Lime wedges, for serving


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  1. Combine cabbage, carrots and scallions in a large bowl. Add 2 tablespoons lime juice and ½ teaspoon salt; toss to coat. Combine sour cream, cilantro and the remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice in a small bowl.
  2. Heat a grill pan over high heat. Brush chicken tenders evenly with oil; sprinkle with chili powder and the remaining ½ teaspoon salt. Coat the hot pan with cooking spray. Add the chicken to the pan; cook, turning occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 165°F, 7 to 8 minutes.
  3. Divide the chicken among warm tortillas. Top with the cabbage slaw, the lime crema and jalapeño slices. Garnish with cilantro and serve with lime wedges, if desired.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 tacos
  • Per serving: 339 calories; 12 g fat(3 g sat); 6 g fiber; 31 g carbohydrates; 28 g protein; 47 mcg folate; 70 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 5,574 IU vitamin A; 32 mg vitamin C; 120 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 764 mg sodium; 586 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (111% daily value), Vitamin C (53% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 3 lean protein, 1½ fat, 1½ starch, 1 vegetable

Reviews 1

August 01, 2019
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By: Kelly Bannister
Huge hit w/my picky husband. I added a little cheese and some chopped up avocado to make it a little more hardy
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