Grilled Chicken Tacos with Slaw & Lime Crema


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.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
8 tacos


  • 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

  • cup reduced-fat sour cream

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish

  • 8 chicken tenders (about 1 pound)

  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 8 (8 inch) corn tortillas, warmed

  • 1 jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced

  • Lime wedges, for serving


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  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 Facts (per serving)

339 Calories
12g Fat
31g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 tacos
Calories 339
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 28g 55%
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Vitamin A 5574IU 111%
Vitamin C 32mg 36%
Folate 47mcg 12%
Sodium 765mg 33%
Calcium 120mg 9%
Iron 2mg 13%
Magnesium 75mg 18%
Potassium 587mg 12%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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