Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa

Tacos de Pollo con Salsa de Aguacate

Like you, we love tacos and we love easy. Our pan cooked chicken tacos recipe is both. We top lime marinated chicken with creamy avocado salsa and serve it on fresh corn tortillas for authentic flavor. We’ll show you how to make it.

Closeup of Easy Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa
Chicken Taco Topped with Homemade Guacamole Salsa

How to Make

The seasoning for these tacos is super simple, just lime and salt but the results are full of flavor. The meat has a nice citrus tang that is complemented by the mild guacamole salsa.

Ingredients:

Gather the following:

  • 4 chicken breast about 1 1/2 lbs.
  • 4 Key limes (Mexican limes)
  • 1 tsp. salt

For an optional extra flavor boost season the chicken with our fajita seasoning and prepare as shown.

Ingredients to Make Chicken Tacos

Butterfly the chicken breasts so that the meat is an even thickness.

Butterflied Chicken Breast on Cutting Board

Place chicken in a large mixing bowl and squeeze the juice of the limes over the chicken and then sprinkle with salt.

Turn the chicken to coat evenly with lime juice and salt. Refrigerate for 1 hour turning meat once.

Marinating Chicken Breast with Lime Juice and Salt in Mixing Bowl

Preheat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Cook for about 4 minutes until the chicken is nicely browned on one side.

Chicken Breasts Cooking in Skillet for Tacos

Turn and cook for another 4 minutes. Check for doneness and cook for 1 or 2 minutes more if needed.

Pan Cooking Chicken Breasts to Make Chicken Tacos

We cooked the chicken in a skillet but it is great grilled too. Try seasoning the chicken with homemade taco seasoning for a tasty variation.

How to Prepare the Salsa

Gather your ingredients:

  • 4 small avocados (2 large)
  • 1 serrano chile
  • 1/2 cup Mexican cream
  • 1/4 medium white onion
  • 1 plum tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 12 sprigs cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Choose very ripe soft avocados which will give your salsa a smooth creamy texture. The salsa is mild because we only use 1 serrano chile. If you prefer more heat add 1 extra serrano chile. You do not need to remove the seeds and veins from the chiles.

Ingredients to Make Guacamole Salsa

Chop the tomatoes and onion into small pieces. Set the tomato aside you will add it to the salsa after all of the other ingredients have been Blended.

Chopped Roma Tomatoes and White Onion on Wooden Cutting Board

Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. If you are having difficulty blending because the salsa is too thick add 2 tablespoons of water at a time until you are able to get the consistency that you want.

Blending Ingredients for the Guacamole Salsa

Pour the salsa into a serving bowl. Gently mix the chopped tomatoes in. The salsa should be nice and creamy.

Avocado Salsa for Chicken Tacos

How to Serve

Slice the chicken into 1/2″ strips. Preheat the corn tortillas and cover with a clean dish towel to keep warm. Place 3 chicken strips on each tortilla and top chicken with 1 or 2 tablespoons of avocado salsa. Serve with lime wedges on the side. These tacos are great served with classic guacamole too.

Optional Toppings

  • Pico de gallo
  • Finely shredded lettuce or cabbage
  • Thinly sliced radishes
  • Crumbled queso fresco
  • Shredded jack cheese
  • Extra cream, sour or Mexican
  • Your favorite salsa
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Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa Recipe

Chicken tacos with authentic flavor – lime marinated chicken with creamy avocado salsa served on fresh corn tortillas. Customize easily by adding your favorite toppings like pico de gallo, finely shredded lettuce, or crumbled queso fresco. You only need 20 minutes of hands-on prep time and an hour to marinate the chicken.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword avocado salsa, chicken, tacos
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12 tacos
Calories 330kcal
Author andrés carnalla

Ingredients

Avocado Salsa

  • 4 small very ripe avocados or 2 large
  • 1 serrano chile
  • 1/2 cup Mexican cream crema
  • 1/4 medium white onion
  • 1 plum tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 10 sprigs cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Chicken

  • 4 chicken breasts about 1 1/2 lbs.
  • 4 Key limes Mexican limes
  • 1 tsp. salt

Other

  • 12 corn or flour tortillas
  • 4 Key limes Mexican limes for serving as a garnish.

Instructions

Chicken

  • Butterfly the chicken breasts so that the meat is an even thickness. Place chicken in a large mixing bowl and squeeze the juice of the limes over the chicken and then sprinkle with salt. Turn the chicken to coat evenly with lime juice and salt. Refrigerate for 1 hour turning meat once.
  • Preheat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Cook for about 4 minutes until the chicken is nicely browned on one side.
  • Turn and cook for another 4 minutes. Check for doneness and cook for 1 or 2 minutes more if needed.

Salsa

  • Chop the tomatoes and onion into small pieces. Set the tomato aside you will add it too the salsa after all of the other ingredients have been Blended.
  • Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. If you are having difficulty blending because the salsa is too thick add 2 tablespoons of water at a time until you are able to get the consistency that you want.
  • Pour the salsa into a serving bowl. Gently mix in the chopped tomatoes.

Serving

  • Slice the chicken into 1/2" strips. Preheat the corn tortillas and cover with a clean dish towel to keep warm. Place 3 chicken strips on each tortilla and top chicken with 1 or 2 tablespoons of avocado salsa. Serve with lime wedges on the side.

Notes

Substitutions
  • Use sour cream if Mexican cream is unavailable.
  • Serve with flour tortillas.
  • Add an extra serrano chile for a hotter salsa.

Nutrition

Serving: 4tacos | Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 21g | Sodium: 26mg | Sugar: 5g

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