Easy baked honey lime chicken tacos in a baking dish with lime and cilantro in the upper right hand corner

Easy Baked Honey Lime Chicken Tacos Recipe

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These easy baked honey lime chicken tacos are the perfect fusion of flavors. With tender baked chicken marinated in a zesty honey-lime sauce wrapped in a warm tortilla, this will be a delightful Mexican-inspired dinner that your whole family will love. These honey lime chicken tacos are quick, easy, and bursting with flavor!

Easy baked honey lime chicken tacos in a baking dish with lime and cilantro in the upper right hand corner

Tacos are always a hit in my house, especially with my kids. With that being said, I’m always looking for a way to switch them up from the traditional beef and chicken. These baked honey chicken tacos with lime are definitely a new flavorful favorite! In this mouthwatering recipe, tender chicken is covered in a tangy-sweet marinade of honey and lime, then baked to perfection. Get ready to elevate your family dinner experience with this irresistible twist on a classic taco. As if you needed another excuse to make these easy honey lime chicken tacos, you can use a rotisserie chicken, making the prep work a breeze!

You will love how easy these tasty tacos are to make. You will start by mixing your cooked, shredded chicken with the seasoning blend – chili powder, paprika, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. You can shred a rotisserie chicken, or even cook your own in the slow cooker and shred it once it is fully cooked. After the seasonings are mixed in, drizzle the honey and the lime juice on top, and stir it all to combine. In a baking dish, line the bottom with your corn tortillas. Divide the chicken mixture so that it is evenly distributed on top of each tortilla, then sprinkle pepper jack cheese on top. Your baked honey chicken tacos are ready to pop into the oven! Let them cook for about 10 minutes and they will be ready to enjoy!

Why You’ll Love These Easy Honey Lime Chicken Tacos

  • These tacos are super simple to make and you only need a few ingredients.
  • This is a flavorful, delicious way to switch up a traditional taco recipe.
  • This versatile honey chicken lime tacos recipe is perfect for the whole family.
  • These tacos are the perfect combination of sweet, spicy, and zesty flavors.

Ingredients For Baked Honey Lime Chicken Tacos

  •  ½ pounds cooked, shredded chicken breast (a rotisserie chicken works great for this recipe)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 8-10 corn taco shells (I use the ‘stand n’ stuff’ shells from Old El Paso)
  • 1 cup freshly grated Pepper Jack cheese

How to Make Baked Honey Lime Chicken Tacos

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the cooked, shredded chicken in a large bowl. Add the chili powder, paprika, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to the bowl. Toss to combine. Drizzle in the honey and lime juice. Toss again to combine everything.

Step 2: Place the corn tortillas in a 9×13-inch baking dish. Divide the chicken evenly among the taco shells and place inside. Top each taco with a little Pepper-Jack cheese.

Step 3: Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and chicken is heated through. Serve warm with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

Baked honey lime chicken tacos on a serving plate black beans on the side.

What to Serve/Pair with Baked Honey Lime Chicken Tacos

I love to serve tacos with a side of chips and salsa. Try this easy homemade salsa recipe. You can also never go wrong with a side of guac, am I right? This guacamole recipe is my go-to. You can also serve these honey lime chicken tacos with a traditional side of rice and beans.

Popular Substitutions & Additions

One of the best things about these tacos is how versatile they are. Don’t want the spice of the pepper jack cheese? Use a Mexican blend instead. Want a little something extra in the mix? Add black beans into the chicken mixture. You can top these baked chicken tacos with any of your favorite taco seasonings.

Storage & Leftovers

Leftover baked honey lime chicken tacos can be stored in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 2 days. I recommend reheating them in the air fryer so that the tortilla has a good texture to it. You can also reheat them in the microwave, but keep in mind that the tortilla may get a little mushy!

Easy Honey Lime Chicken Tacos FAQs

Can I use taco seasoning instead of the seasonings listed in the recipe?

That’s up to you! I recommend using the spices listed in the recipe for the flavor combination that they provide, but if a seasoning packet is what you have on hand, go ahead! Just be sure not to use too much.

Can I use flour tortillas instead of corn tortillas?

I’d recommend sticking with the corn tortillas for this one. The flour tortillas won’t hold as much moisture and may get soggy pretty quickly.

How will I know that these tacos are finished cooking?

When the cheese is melted on top of the tacos, they should be ready for you to enjoy!

Easy honey baked  chicken tacos in a baking dish with cliantro and lime in the upper right hand corner

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Easy baked honey lime chicken tacos in a baking dish with lime and cilantro in the upper right hand corner

Easy Baked Honey Lime Chicken Tacos Recipe

April King
These easy baked honey lime chicken tacos are the perfect fusion of flavors. With tender baked chicken marinated in a zesty honey-lime sauce wrapped in a warm tortilla, this will be a delightful Mexican-inspired dinner that your whole family will love. These honey lime chicken tacos are quick, easy, and bursting with flavor!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Chicken, Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 lbs. shredded cooked chicken (rotisserie chicken works great)
  • 1/2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 8-10 corn taco shells ( I use the stand n stuff from Old El Paso)
  • 1 cup freshly grated pepper jack cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Place the cooked, shredded chicken in a large bowl. Add the chili powder, paprika, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to the bowl. Toss to combine. Drizzle in the honey and lime juice. Toss again to combine everything.
  • Place the corn tortillas in a 9×13-inch baking dish. Divide the chicken evenly among the taco shells and place inside. Top each taco with a little Pepper-Jack cheese.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and chicken is heated through. Serve warm with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!
Keyword Honey Lime Chicken Tacos
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