Grilled Chicken Tacos with Lettuce Slaw Recipe

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Claudia Published: February 2, 2021 Modified: August 30, 2021

How To Make Grilled Chicken Tacos with Lettuce Slaw

These colorful, easy-to-make grilled chicken tacos, are filled with a flavorful mix of juicy grilled chicken, crunchy lettuce slaw, and salty Cotija cheese!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Marinate Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 50 minutes



For Chicken:

  • 14ozchicken breast cutlets,(4 thin cutlets), sliced, boneless
  • tspseasoned salt,like Lawry’s Fire Roasted Chili & Garlic
  • 1tspolive oil
  • 1tsplime juice

For Tacos:

  • 4ozromaine lettuce,(2½ cups), shredded
  • ½cupvine ripe tomato,(1 medium), chopped
  • ¼cupcilantro,loose, chopped
  • ¼cupred onion,thinly sliced
  • 1tspolive oil
  • 2tsplime juice
  • ¼tspkosher salt
  • pinchfresh black pepper
  • 8corn tortillas
  • 4tbspcotija cheese,crumbled
  • 5ozavocado,sliced
  • radishes,thinly sliced, to garnish, optional
  • 4lime wedges,for serving


  1. Season the chicken with seasoned salt, olive oil, and lime juice, and marinate for at least 1 hour.

  2. Heat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan on medium-high heat.

  3. Oil the grates, then grill the chicken for about 2 minutes. Turn and cook an additional 1 minute, or until cooked through.

  4. Set aside on a cutting board and slice into thin strips.

  5. In a large work bowl, mix the lettuce, tomato, cilantro, onions, olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

  6. Heat the tortillas on the grill for about 1½ minutes on each side, turning until it is slightly charred.

To Assemble:

  1. Add the chicken, lettuce, avocado, and top with cotija cheese and radishes.

  2. Serve with lime wedges, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 397.21kcal
  • Fat: 20.42g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.27g
  • Trans Fat: 0.10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.88g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.67g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.09g
  • Fiber: 6.87g
  • Sugar: 2.13g
  • Protein: 26.43g
  • Cholesterol: 71.00mg
  • Sodium: 612.54mg
  • Calcium: 135.34mg
  • Potassium: 646.50mg
  • Iron: 2.03mg
  • Vitamin A: 178.72µg
  • Vitamin C: 11.83mg
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