Chile Chicken Tacos + Cabbage Lime Salsa

It’s no secret that I love Mexican food.  I mean, what’s not to love about rice, beans, and hello, cheese?  So when I picked out this recipe, I hastily looked at the picture and said to myself, “yep, that’ll do.”  I know, I’m very thorough. 😉  Little did I know just how incredible and FLAVORFUL would this dish be.

green onions

This cabbage lime salsa tastes JUST like the salsa they serve with the chips at the little Mexican restaurant in my home town.  {Hey Mom and Dad, you MUST make this! You’re welcome.}

Recipe comin’ atcha!


Chile Chicken Tacos + Cabbage Lime Salsa

Adapted from Cooking Light
Makes 8 tacos.


Chile Chicken

  • 8 (6 inch) corn tortillas
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/4 inch strips
  • A healthy shake of the following:
    • Chile pepper
    • Chile pepper flakes
    • Garlic powder
    • Cumin
    • Paprika
    • Black pepper
    • Sea salt
  • Cooking spray

Avocado Cream Sauce

  • 1/8 tsp lime rind
  • 1 Tbs lime juice
  • 1/4 C 0% plain greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbs fat-free milk
  • 1/2 avocado

Cabbage Lime Salsa

  • 2 C angel hair cabbage slaw
  • 1/2 C sliced green onion
  • 1/4 C chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tbs canola oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2-3 Tbs lime juice


  1. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray.  Place chicken in a large ziploc bag or cover with plastic wrap, and pound chicken with a mallet (or can or jar) to approximately 1/4″ thick. Add chicken to skillet and sprinkle generously with spices.  Heat pan on high heat and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. In a blender or food processor, add ingredients for Avocado Cream Sauce and blend until smooth.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, add ingredients for Cabbage Lime Salsa and toss.
  4. Heat corn tortillas in skillet, top with chicken, cabbage salsa, and avocado sauce, and your choice of hot sauce (I used Cholula Chili Lime).  Gobble down!





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