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.

Robin Bashinsky
Source:, April 2019


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine cabbage, carrots and scallions in a large bowl. Add 2 tablespoons lime juice and 1/2 teaspoon salt; toss to coat. Combine sour cream, cilantro and the remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice in a small bowl.

  • Heat a grill pan over high heat. Brush chicken tenders evenly with oil; sprinkle with chili powder and the remaining 1/2 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 degrees F, 7 to 8 minutes.

  • 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 Facts

339.4 calories; protein 27.7g 56% DV; carbohydrates 31.4g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 6.3g 25% DV; sugars 4.3g; fat 12.1g 19% DV; saturated fat 3.3g 16% DV; cholesterol 70.4mg 24% DV; vitamin a iu 5573.5IU 112% DV; vitamin c 32.3mg 54% DV; folate 47mcg 12% DV; calcium 119.8mg 12% DV; iron 2.3mg 13% DV; magnesium 75mg 27% DV; potassium 586.5mg 16% DV; sodium 764.5mg 31% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 17% DV.

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Huge hit w/my picky husband. I added a little cheese and some chopped up avocado to make it a little more hardy Read More