Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

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I love the versatility of tacos! You an go super simple with ground beef, cheese, lettuce and tomato or you can make street tacos with some shredded chicken, onions, and cilantro. You can make hundreds of different salsas, use all sorts of meats or no meat at all. I wanted to make a creamy sauce for tacos this time, so I came up with Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos – and they were a hit!

Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

I have said it many many times but I’m going to say it again – if you can make a roux you can make any sort of sauce your heart desires. If you have butter, flour, chicken broth and heavy cream you are golden. Then you just add in the flavors you want it to end up tasting like. For this one I added lime juice, lime zest, cilantro and red pepper flakes. It was divine I tell you!

Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

I made a little Fiesta Slaw on this side – basically a coleslaw with some red onion, cilantro, and jalapeno added in along with some garlic and lime in the dressing to make it more zesty! You could also serve it with a nice plate of Mexican Rice and Creamy Refried Beans or maybe some black beans.

Fiesta Slaw

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Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

The creamy sauce packed with flavor is going to make your tacos a real hit!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Chicken, Chicken Recipes, chicken tacos, soft tacos, taco, tacos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 6 Chicken Breasts boneless, skinless
  • 12-16 Flour Tortillas fajita size
  • 3 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • ½ White Onion minced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Flour
  • 2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 2 Lime juice & zest
  • ¼ cup Cilantro chopped (plus more for garnish)
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 cup Cojita Cheese crumbled

Instructions

  • Prepare all of the ingredients. Preheat Griddle to medium-high.
  • Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, add oil, onions and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes then add chicken breasts. cook for 7-8 minutes on each side then remove from pan.
  • Add butter to pan and let melt. Whisk in flour and cook for 3 minutes. Whisk in chicken broth, red pepper flakes, lime juice and zest. Cook for 3 minutes. Add heavy cream and cilantro. Cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Cut chicken into ½ inch wide strips and return to pan. Cook in sauce another 10 minutes.
  • Cook tortillas for 2-3 minutes on each side, on griddle. Fill tortilla with chicken and sauce. Garnish with Cojita cheese and slices of lime, if desired.

Estelle Forrest self-published this cookbook after a lot of playing around in the kitchen. You can purchase your own copy here:

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

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  1. Donna Reidland – I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, writer, and Biblical counselor. I love sharing God's truth, hopefully in ways that will help you in your walk with God. I'm certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, but mostly I'm just a sister in Christ. To read more about me visit my "about me" page. My story may surprise you.
    Donna Reidland says:

    These sound delicious!

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