Spicy Chicken Tacos w/ Garlic Cilantro Lime Slaw

Spicy Chicken Tacos


Spicy Chicken Tacos with Garlic Cilantro Lime Slaw - Download Recipe

Serves 4 (2 tacos each)

For the Garlic Cilantro Lime Slaw

  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

For the Chicken Tacos

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon each chili powder, cumin, and southwestern seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2-3 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • 1 Avocado
  • Corija cheese and additional cilantro


  1. Pulse all the sauce ingredients except the sour cream in a food processor. When mostly smooth, add the sour cream and pulse until combined. Taste and adjust as needed. Set aside.
  2. Heat a drizzle of oil a large skillet over medium high heat. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels and sprinkle the spices. Ad the chicken to the hot pan and saute for 10 minutes, flipping occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through.
  3. Toss some of the sauce (not all) with the cabbage until the cabbage is coated to your liking. It should resemble a coleslaw - you want it to be enough sauce so the cabbage is weighed down a little bit.
  4. To serve tacos, smash a spoonful of avocado on the tortillas, top with a few pieces of chicken, top with coleslaw, and finish with Cotija cheese, cilantro, and lime wedges


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