Chicken Tacos seeping with a rainbow of chili lime spices, topped with oozing Jack cheese, sweet and smoky Grilled Pineapple Salsa and drizzled with silky Avocado Crema. Memorial Day worthy. Every day easy.
This Chili Lime Chicken Tacos recipe is an explosion of YUM in every bite and might just become your new favorite chicken taco recipe EVER! You can prep the chicken, salsa and crema ahead of time so your Chili Lime Chicken Tacos can come together in a flash at dinner time!
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I made these Chili Lime Chicken Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa last week and I was so in love that I sweet talked Ms. Strawberry Soup into letting us take her spot in this weeks line up so you could have them for Memorial Day along with Grilled Corn on the Cob with Chipotle Honey Lime Butter, homemade salsa and either Cilantro Lime Rice or Mexican Rice. Because you need them for Memorial Day.
Because nothing says “Hello Summer” like firing up the grill on Memorial Day and grilling your new favorite ever Mexican chicken. For these Chili Lime Chicken Tacos the chicken marinated either overnight or just 30 minutes in my easy All Purpose Chili Lime Chicken Rub bursting with fiestalicious spices all brightened by fresh lime juice and lime zest.
So tender, so flavorful, so ready to be stuffed in a taco. A taco that is ready to be stuffed in your mouth.
Oh wait. We are getting ahead of ourselves. As much as we all want to start eating these tacos, let me first sing the praises of Grilled Pineapple Salsa. I could topped these Chicken Tacos with Homemade Salsa, Salsa Verde or Pico de Gallo but their rich smokiness was begging for vibrant, sweet, juicy Grilled Pineapple Salsa. It’s made with grilled sweet and smoky caramelized pineapple, and GRILLED red bell peppers, red onions and jalapeno tossed with lime and cilantro and a hint of cumin and ginger. This pineapple salsa is insanely delicious all on its own and the refreshing companion to our Chili Lime Chicken Tacos. They make each other better even when you didn’t think it was possible.
Finally, the crowning adornment that brings everything together in this Chili Lime Chicken Tacos recipe is the silky Avocado Crema. Both Patrick and I are obsessed with this Crema. Made with sour cream, a little mayo and just the right kick of garlic, cumin, salt and fresh lime juice. It is so creamy that we prefer it hands down – way down – to guacamole. I think you will too. Just try and resist its silky siren calls.
Happy Memorial Day! May God bless all those who have died fighting for our freedoms and all who continue to fight for our freedoms every single day. They allow us to to take much for granted. May we strive to always honor their sacrifice and thank them for it.
If you love everything Tacos, be sure to check out some of my favorite Teriyaki Chicken Tacos, Baja Fish Tacos, Blackened Fish Tacos, Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos, Baked Fiesta Ranch Chicken Tacos, Buffalo Chicken Tacos, Thai Chicken Tacos, Honey Chipotle Chicken Tacos, Taco Spaghetti and on and on…
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