Ok, I am going to let you all in on a little secret about me. I love Mexican food. In fact, it’s one of my vices. This wouldn’t be such a big issue if Mexican food wasn’t so unhealthy! These cilantro-lime grilled chicken tacos allow me to satisfy my craving for tacos without all the guilt and grease. I gave these tacos an extra kick by adding some tequila to the marinade! I topped mine with a scoop of black beans, additional cilantro, and fat-free sour cream. I didn’t even need the cheese. These tacos were flavorful and satisfying!

Cilantro-Lime Grilled Chicken Tacos

Serves 4


– 2 large chicken breasts, trimmed and cut in half

– 2 limes, juiced

– 2 tbs. cilantro

– 2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil

– 1 garlic clove

– 1/2 tsp. salt

– Optional: 1 1/2 tbs. tequila

– 8 corn or flour tortillas

– Suggested taco toppings: black beans, chopped cilantro, avocado, corn, low-fat or fat-free sour cream, low-fat cheese, etc.


1. In a blender or food processor, purée lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, salt, garlic, and tequila until smooth. Place chicken in a large freezer bag, pour in marinade and seal. Try to get all of the chicken covered in the marinade. Let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour (the longer, the better!).

2. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium high heat. Brush pan with some olive oil or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Add chicken. Cook for approximately 4-5 minutes per side or until chicken is cooked thoroughly. Remove from grill and let stand for 5 minutes. Slice chicken into strips and make those tacos!