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Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing

This chicken tacos with cilantro lime ranch dressing is great for a bright and delicious dish! Made with using cilantro and lime, the ranch dressing can go on almost anything.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 377
Author: Natalie


Chicken Tacos

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, about 8 ounces each (I get my chicken from ButcherBox, which I highly recommend)
  • 1 medium white onion chopped
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce shredded
  • 8 taco sized tortillas

Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing

  • 4 to matillos husks removed
  • 1 large jalapeno
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1 packed cup cilantro leaves and stems OK
  • 1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix or 2 tablespoons homemade ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup non fat plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 milk
  • pinch of salt and pepper


  • Dressing: Preheat oven to 450. Roast the tomatillos, garlic cloves and jalapenos, whole. After 10 minutes turn the tomatillos and jalapeno, remove the garlic since it should be golden and roasted. Return to oven for another 10 minutes. Remove from oven, allow to cool for a few minutes. Peel the skin from the jalapeno, slice the jalapeno in half and remove the seeds. In a blender, add the charred tomatillos, jalapeno, garlic cloves along with the lime zest, lime juice, cilantro, ranch dressing mix, greek yogurt, milk, salt and pepper. Blend until combined. Makes 1-1/4 cups. Will keep in the fridge for 1 week in an airtight container.
  • Tacos: Marinate the chicken in 1/4 cup of the cilantro lime ranch dressing for 30 minutes. Preheat grill (or indoor grill pan) over medium high heat. Grill the marinated chicken until it is cooked thru, about 8 minutes per side. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before dicing into 1/2" cubes. To assemble the tacos, warm the tortillas then fill with chicken, shredded lettuce, onions and top with cilantro lime ranch dressing.


This sauce is medium spicy. If you like it mild, only add half the jalapeno. If you like hot, add in the jalapeno seeds.


Calories: 377 | Total Carbs: 35.3g | Protein: 37.1g | Fat: 10.1g | Fiber: 5.8g | Net Carbs: 30g