Chicken Tacos

Chicken Tacos

Tacos are a beloved traditional Mexican dish that has gained immense popularity worldwide. These hand-held delicacies consist of folded soft tortillas filled with a variety of ingredients such as seasoned meats, fresh vegetables, and flavorful sauces. Their origins can be traced back centuries to indigenous civilizations, and today, tacos have become an integral part of Mexican culture and cuisine, representing a diverse and appetizing culinary experience enjoyed by people of all backgrounds. Try our recipe today!


Step 1
  • Mix lime zest, lime juice, oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Shred the chicken and add it to the mix. Mix thoroughly and allow to marinate for 30 minutes.
Step 2
  • While the chicken is marinating, take advantage of the time to serve the taco filling options in individual bowls.
  • Cut the avocado into chunks.
  • Cut the tomato in cubes.
  • Shred the iceberg lettuce.
Step 3
  • Fry the chicken in a hot frying pan until it has cooked thoroughly and heat the taco shells according to the instructions on their packaging.
  • Serve the sizzling chicken together with the fillings.

Questions about chicken tacos

Tacos are a traditional Mexican dish, known around the world. If you want to find out more about them, have a look at the frequently asked questions below.

How do you bulk up chicken tacos?
Still not satisfied with how filling your tacos are? You can bulk them up even more by adding traditional Mexican refried beans – frijoles – which can be bought ready-made in a can. Black beans marinated in chili and lime is another alternative that delivers extra protein.
Should tacos be soft or crunchy?
Traditional tacos are made with soft, maiz (corn) tortillas, but the Tex-Mex variety is commonly eaten with both hard shell, corn-based tortillas or softer, wheat wraps. Adapt according to taste – the choice is yours!
Does taco seasoning taste good on chicken?
This recipe uses lime to flavour the chicken, but a wide range of ready-made taco seasoning mixes are also available and work well. You can even make your own taco seasoning in next to no time by combining paprika, oregano, chili, garlic powder and onion powder, plus salt and pepper to taste.
What goes well with chicken tacos?
The favourite traditional non-alcoholic drink to accompany tacos is horchata (made with tiger nuts and milk) which offers a cooling balance to the spice of the food. If that’s not available though, fresh fruit juices or a simple lime cooler work well with this recipe.


Chicken taco mix
Chicken fillet
500 g
Limes (unwaxed), zest and juice
Olive oil
1 tbsp
1 pinch
Ground black pepper
For serving
Taco shells
1 pack
Sour cream
200 ml
Large tomatoes
Iceberg lettuce
200 g
Grated cheese, texmex
70 g
200 g

A cluckin’ classic

This take on tacos is of the Tex-Mex variety, a spin-off from Mexican cuisine with origins in the Rio Grande Valley. The region is responsible for culinary exports that in many cases have become more well-known than traditional Mexican dishes, such as hard shell tacos along with other favourites like fajitas, chili con carne and nachos.

The perfect interactive family meal

Serving each of the parts of the taco filling individually in bowls allows the whole family to get creative and make their own custom taco according to taste. Carefully placing the sizzling hot pan with the still-frying chicken on the table also creates a dramatic, satisfying effect. As always with hot food though, take care – this serving option is only suitable for adults.

Alternative seasoning ideas

This versatile take on tacos can be adapted in a wide range of ways. Pickled jalapeños are the ideal way to add some spice, while chopped coriander creates a floral touch (for those who don’t have the unusual genetic variant that makes coriander taste unusual). To strike a perfect balance between spicy heat and depth of flavour, add some shredded chili to the marinade, then serve with homemade guacamole so guests can balance according to their preferences.

Lots of leftovers?

If you find there’s a lot of leftover filling after serving your tacos, one simple way to get more use out of the ingredients is to a fill a burrito, add some hot sauce of your choice then wrap tightly and refrigerate so it can be enjoyed for a lunch on the move in the next couple of days.