Spicy Honey-Lime Chicken Tacos

Spicy Honey-Lime Chicken Tacos

Jalapeños, honey and a splash of lime give these slightly sweet, spicy tacos their signature flavor. A quick and easy slaw takes this taco up a notch from great to awesome.
Prep 30 Minutes
Total 30 Minutes
Servings 10

Ingredient List

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 4 or 5 thighs)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium jalapeño chile, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 package (0.85 oz) Old El Paso™ chicken taco seasoning mix
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 box (10 count) Old El Paso™ Stand 'N Stuff™ Hint of Lime flavored taco shells, heated as directed on box
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In medium bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of the lime juice, 1 1/2 teaspoons honey and the salt. Add cabbage and green onions; stir to coat. Set aside.
  2. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add bell pepper, jalapeño chile and taco seasoning mix; continue to cook 2 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly, until chicken is cooked through. Stir in 2 tablespoons lime juice and 2 tablespoons honey; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until juices are slightly thickened.
  3. Divide chicken filling among warm shells. Top with slaw.

Expert Tips

  • Try this additional fresh topping: thinly sliced radishes.
  • If you like your tacos with extra heat, try using a serrano chile in place of the jalapeño.


1 Serving: Calories 190 (Calories from Fat 70); Total Fat 8g (Saturated Fat 2.5g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 55mg; Sodium 360mg; Potassium 160mg; Total Carbohydrate 16g (Dietary Fiber 1g); Protein 13g % Daily Value: Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 20%; Calcium 4%; Iron 6% Exchanges: 1 Other Carbohydrate, 2 Very Lean Meat, 1 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1

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