Time to fire up the grill! We’re taking boneless, skinless chicken breasts and marinating them in a fresh cilantro lime marinade before they hit the grill for this easy Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos recipe! These are simple to make and some of the best tasting tacos around. Don’t skip the marinating time! It is essential!

Traeger Grilled Cilantro Lime Tacos

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

You can never have enough tacos in your life, as far as I’m concerned, and this cilantro lime marinade recipe is one for the “keep this in your back pocket” file. It is so good. It is also easy to whip up, too, and has ingredients you most likely have in your fridge and pantry already.

Traeger Grilled Cilantro Lime Tacos
Make this on your pellet grill, gas or charcoal grill, or inside on a grill pan!

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • taco seasoning
  • lime juice
  • lime zest
  • olive oil
  • honey
  • cilantro
  • tortillas
  • lettuce
  • lime wedges
  • hot sauce
  • extra cilantro
  • avocado
Easy Grilled Chicken Tacos Recipe

How to make Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos on the Traeger

This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.

Marinate chicken

Mix together the marinade and let the chicken take a bath in that in the fridge for at least 4 hours. Overnight is ideal! It is hard to over-marinate this dish.

Preheat your grill

Fire up the grill and get it between 400-450°F.


Put the chicken breasts right on the grill and let cook for about 10 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.


Remove from the grill, let rest for about 10 minutes, and then chop it up into bite-sized pieces.


Load up in some warm tortillas along with your favorite toppings.

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

Grilled Chicken Tacos FAQ

How do you store leftovers?

Store the chicken in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days, max.

What’s the best way to reheat leftovers?

These reheat very nicely in the microwave. Just make sure not to overdo it, or they can dry out.

Traeger Grilled Cilantro Lime Tacos

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Traeger Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

Prep Time
5 minutes

Marinate Time
4 hours

Cook Time
20 minutes

Total Time
4 hours 25 minutes


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 12 tortillas

Serve with

  • lettuce
  • lime wedges
  • hot sauce
  • extra cilantro
  • avocado


  1. Place chicken, salt, pepper, taco seasoning, lime juice, lime zest, olive oil, honey and cilantro in a ziplock bag. Marinate for at least 4 hours.
  2. Preheat your grill to 400-450°F. Remove the chicken from the marinade, and place on the grill. Cook for about 10 minutes per side until the internal temperature reaches at least 165°F.
  3. If you don’t have a Traeger, you can use a gas grill, charcoal grill, or even a grill pan on the stove.
  4. Remove from the grill and let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.
  5. Assemble the tacos with your favorite fixings.
  6. Enjoy.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 690Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 968mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 7gSugar: 2gProtein: 57g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.

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