Lime Chicken & Coriander Tacos

  • Author: Michiel Steur
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


These tacos with lime marinated-chicken and coriander are the perfect comfort food for a chilled Mexican night in!



  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika powder
  • 1 teaspoon mild chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon light brown soft sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Small bunch fresh coriander
  • 2 little gem lettuces
  • 190g cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 6 small tortilla wraps


  1. Start by preparing the chicken marinade. Mix the juice of 1 lime, zest of 1/2 lime, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, paprika powder, chilli powder, cumin, sugar and chopped coriander.
  2. Cut the chicken in large dices. In a deep plate, mix the chicken pieces and marinade. Cover with cling film and leave to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, make a simple tomato salsa: dice red onion and cherry tomatoes finely. Mix with the juice of 1/2 lime.
  4. Heat a wok with some extra olive oil and fry the chicken pieces until fully cooked through.
  5. Heat the tortilla wraps, and fill with some lettuce. Top with a little tomato salsa, some chicken pieces and finish with a little more tomato salsa and some extra roughly chopped coriander. Serve immediately.

  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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