Hey everyone! Today, I’m super excited to share one of my favorite healthy recipes with you – cilantro lime chicken tacos. These tacos are perfect for a quick, nutritious meal that’s high in protein, high in fiber, and low in carbs. They’re easy to make and bursting with fresh flavors. Let’s get into the recipe and see how you can make these delicious tacos at home.


Ingredients and Their Health Benefits

Before we dive into the recipe, let’s take a closer look at the ingredients and their health benefits:

  • Chicken Breast: A lean source of protein that helps build and repair muscles, keeps you full longer, and supports a healthy metabolism.
  • Olive Oil: Rich in healthy monounsaturated fats and antioxidants, olive oil is great for heart health and reducing inflammation.
  • Lime: High in vitamin C, lime boosts your immune system and adds a refreshing tang to the chicken.
  • Garlic: Known for its immune-boosting properties, garlic also adds a delicious flavor to the marinade.
  • Cilantro: Packed with vitamins A, C, and K, cilantro adds a burst of fresh flavor and supports detoxification.
  • Pink Salt: A natural source of essential minerals like magnesium and potassium, which help balance electrolytes and support overall health.
  • Cumin: Adds a warm, earthy flavor and has antioxidant properties.
  • Low Carb, High Protein, High Fiber Tortillas: These tortillas are perfect for keeping the meal balanced and nutritious without the extra carbs.
  • Radish, Pickled Red Onion, Cotija Cheese, Avocado: These toppings add texture, flavor, and extra nutrients like fiber, healthy fats, and calcium.

Recipe: High Protein, High Fiber, Low Carb Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

Ingredients:

For the Cilantro Lime Chicken:

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro (substitute parsley if preferred)
  • 1 teaspoon pink salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin

For the Tacos:

  • Low carb, high protein, high fiber tortillas
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Sliced radish
  • Pickled red onion
  • Cotija cheese
  • Sliced avocado
  • Cilantro lime crema (recipe below)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Chicken:
    • Start by pounding the chicken breasts until the thicker end is the same thickness as the thinner end. This ensures even cooking.
    • Place the chicken breasts in a Ziploc bag. Add olive oil, lime zest, lime juice, minced garlic, chopped cilantro, pink salt, black pepper, and cumin.
    • Remove the air from the bag, seal it, and massage the marinade into the chicken. Let it marinate in the fridge for at least an hour, but you can leave it up to overnight for more flavor.
  2. Cook the Chicken:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Place the marinated chicken breasts in the air fryer basket and cook for about 10 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. You can also bake or grill the chicken if you prefer.
    • Once cooked, let the chicken rest for a few minutes before slicing it into 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick strips.
  3. Assemble the Tacos:
    • Warm the low carb, high protein, high fiber tortillas.
    • Lay the sliced chicken on the tortillas.
    • Add fresh cilantro, sliced radish, pickled red onion, cotija cheese, and avocado slices.
    • Drizzle with cilantro lime crema (recipe below).
  4. Cilantro Lime Crema:
    • Mix together 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro, and a pinch of salt. Adjust to taste.
  5. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Serve the tacos immediately and enjoy a healthy, delicious meal that’s perfect for any time of the day.

Health Benefits of This Recipe

These cilantro lime chicken tacos are not just delicious but also packed with health benefits:

  1. High Protein: The chicken and tortillas provide a substantial amount of protein, which is essential for muscle growth and repair.
  2. High Fiber: The fiber from the tortillas, radish, and avocado helps with digestion and keeps you feeling full longer.
  3. Low Carb: Using low carb tortillas makes this recipe suitable for those watching their carb intake.
  4. Rich in Vitamins and Minerals: The fresh ingredients like lime, cilantro, radish, and avocado add essential vitamins and minerals that support overall health.
  5. Healthy Fats: Olive oil and avocado provide healthy fats that are good for your heart and brain.

There you have it – a simple, healthy, and incredibly tasty recipe for cilantro lime chicken tacos. This dish is perfect for those looking to enjoy a nutritious meal without sacrificing flavor. Give this recipe a try, and you’ll see why it’s one of my favorites. Happy cooking and enjoy your tacos!

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High Protein, High Fiber, Low Carb Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

Learn how to make delicious and healthy cilantro lime chicken tacos. This high protein, high fiber, low carb recipe is perfect for a quick and nutritious meal.
Course dinner, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 160kcal

Ingredients

For the Cilantro Lime Chicken:

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lime Zest and juice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro substitute parsley if preferred
  • 1 teaspoon pink salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin

For the Tacos:

  • 8 low carb torillas
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Sliced radish
  • Pickled red onion
  • Cotija cheese
  • Sliced avocado
  • Cilantro lime crema recipe below

Instructions

Prepare the Chicken:

  • Start by pounding the chicken breasts until the thicker end is the same thickness as the thinner end. This ensures even cooking.
  • Place the chicken breasts in a Ziploc bag. Add olive oil, lime zest, lime juice, minced garlic, chopped cilantro, pink salt, black pepper, and cumin.
  • Remove the air from the bag, seal it, and massage the marinade into the chicken. Let it marinate in the fridge for at least an hour, but you can leave it up to overnight for more flavor.

Cook the Chicken:

  • Preheat your air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the marinated chicken breasts in the air fryer basket and cook for about 10 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. You can also bake or grill the chicken if you prefer.
  • Once cooked, let the chicken rest for a few minutes before slicing it into 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick strips.

Assemble the Tacos:

  • Warm the low carb, high protein, high fiber tortillas.
  • Lay the sliced chicken on the tortillas.
  • Add fresh cilantro, sliced radish, pickled red onion, cotija cheese, and avocado slices.
  • Drizzle with cilantro lime crema (recipe below).

Cilantro Lime Crema:

  • Mix together 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro, and a pinch of salt. Adjust to taste.

Serve and Enjoy:

  • Serve the tacos immediately and enjoy a healthy, delicious meal that’s perfect for any time of the day.

Video

@watchlolita Healthy Cilantro-Lime Chicken Breast – perfect for chicken tacos 🌮 I used low carb tortillas to make this a high protein, high fiber and low carb healthy meal ❤ 🍗For the Cilantro-Lime Chicken Breast: *2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, around 6 oz each *zest and juice of 1 lime *1 tbsp olive oil *1/2 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped *3 cloves minced garlic *1 tsp salt *1 tsp black pepper *1 tsp cumin 🌿For the Cilantro-Lime Crema: * 1/4 cup greek yogurt * 1 cup chopped cilantro * 1 clove garlic * 1/2 lime juice * 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar * 2 jalapeños halved and seeds removed (optional) * pinch of pink salt #easyhealthymeals #easyhealthyrecipe #airfryerchickenrecipe #airfryerrecipe #chickenrecipe #healthychickenrecipe #easydinnerideas #chickentacos #chickenbreastrecipe #ketorecipes #lowcarbrecipes ♬ original sound – Lolita 🦋 50+ Radiance✨

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 746mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg

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