One Minute Marinade: Lime Chicken Tacos Recipe (With How-To Video)



    Fiesta night is always a fave in my household, but it is so hard to make complicated marinades from scratch when I’m short on time (or just plain forget to plan ahead). That is why I like to speed up the marinade time and keep it simple with this marinating hack that cuts the typical 1 hour marinating time down to just a minute (seriously!). This one minute marinade is a total game changer.

    These lime chicken tacos come together in minutes and feature my kids’ favorite Mexican flavors.

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    Lime Chicken Tacos

    This simple hack cuts an hour of marinating down to just a minute. Genius!

    Prep Time:
    Cook time:
    Servings: 4


    • chicken tenders: 8
    • lime juice: ¼ cup
    • olive oil: 1 cup
    • garlic cloves: 2 large, finely chopped
    • kosher salt: to taste
    • freshly cracked pepper: to taste
    • ripe avocado: 1
    • mini taco boats: 4
    • sour cream: 4 tablespoons


    Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

    Step 2: Place the chicken tenders, lime juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish and microwave it for 1 minute. This will help the chicken absorb the flavor and speed up the marinade time. Then, place the pan in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

    Step 3: Once the chicken has cooled completely, cut it into bite size pieces. Then cut the avocado into similar size pieces.

    Step 4: Add equal amounts of the chicken and avocado to the mini taco boats.

    Step 5: Top each one with a tablespoon of sour cream and serve.


    Video: Chelsea & Ryan Foy for Momtastic

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