Thursday, July 2, 2015

Lime Cilantro Chicken Tacos

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Thanks Foster Farms for sponsoring today's post! 
Quality meat is important to me, so I am excited to share this recipe using delicious organic chicken.

Summertime has hit and I've moved the majority of my cooking from the stove to the grill. We don't have AC so the inside temperatures get into the low 90's and there's no way that I'm turning on the stove to cook! Thankfully we have a decent grill on our back porch and my goal for creating a backyard oasis is in full swing, so dinners in the backyard are where you'll find us 6 out 7 evenings!

Today I'm going to share one of my time honored recipes with you - one that I started tooling around with when I was first married and now I've got it down pat. It's a combination of my two favorite dinner flavors - lime and cilantro!

  • 2 fresh chicken breasts (I used Foster Farms Simply Raised, read below why)
  • 1/2 cup of lime juice
  • 2 T cumin
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t pepper
  • one fresh avocado
  • one bunch of fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 10-15 corn tortillas

1. Combine the 1/2 cup of lime juice, 2 tablespoons of cumin, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper in bowl. Add the fresh Foster Farms chicken to the juice and allow it to marinade for 30 min to overnight. 

2. I like to prepare mine on the grill, but you can also pan fry if you prefer. Cook until the juices run clear. 

3. Chop the chicken into small bite size pieces and set aside in a serving bowl.
4. Slice the avocado, wash and chop the cilantro and set aside in serving bowls.
5. Warm up the corn tortillas, nobody likes stiff tortillas! (Here's how)
6. Serve up! 

If you've followed along on The Pierogie Mama for a while, you'll know that I keep a small flock of backyard chickens for eggs. I've always been intentional about the food that I source for my family - but it's very a fine balance between cost, quality and sustainability. I try to eat seasonally and limit our greater world impact by buying in bulk. It's not easy and it doesn't always work out that way, but I know that doing my best is better than nothing! Having been a chicken mama for over a year, I've gotten a much better appreciation for these animals and am very mindful to teach my daughters that the eggs on their plate for breakfast didn't magically appear from thin air; and neither do any of the other ingredients that we are blessed to share at our table. My thought process isn't unique; in a recent study 85% of Millennial parents indicated that their criteria for buying meat and poultry has changed over the last several years, 42% cited having a child as the primary reason.  When I buy any kind of meat I prioritize on buying organic or antibiotic free. I also want to rest assured that the animal was treated with respect during it's life and prepared for my table with dignity. That's why I chose Foster Farms Simply Raised for this meal. Simply Raised poultry never has any antibiotics, the chickens are fed an entirely vegetarian diet and are American Humane Certified. When the time of butcher comes, the meat is minimally processed without any additives, preservatives, steroids or hormones. It's also good to know that Simply Raised Foster Farms chickens are locally grown in the Pacific Northwest, so I'm not having to pay for transport time between the farm and the grocery store where I buy it. When it comes to store bought affordable chicken, you can't beat Foster Farms!

Leave a comment below telling me what kind of side you'd choose to go along with these tacos - I'm always drawing a blank! And let me know if you've also tried Foster Farms chicken.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Foster Farms. All opinions expressed were my own.


  1. Lime and Cilantro are my favorites! I can't wait to try this recipe!

  2. What a great recipe! Perfect for summer!

  3. Thanks for posting this recipe. I have some chicken breast at home and you've inspired me. I would also make some guacamole with lots of cilantro and mango in it!

  4. These look awesome! Our family loves taco/ burrito night, but we're getting tired of the same seasoned ground beef. This looks like the perfect way to switch things up this week. I've bookmarked it.


  5. I would love to see you do a taste test with the chicken that is now available at the Monroe Farm to table market. It is more expensive than the chicken you use, but it is more local(raised less than ten minutes from the market), pasture raised, and gmo free. It is also cared for, fed, watered, harvested, packaged, and brought to the market by the farmer(me).

  6. This looks very yummy. I think some simple black beans, white rice, and pico de gallo would complement the chicken nicely.

  7. I cant wait to try this recipe,thanks so much.

  8. these tacos look awesome, for sure putting on my list to try.



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