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honey lime shredded chicken inside of tortillas for tacos
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Honey Lime Chicken Tacos

Honey Lime Chicken is a sweet and savory infused shredded chicken that works great nestled in a tortilla with rice, cheese and beans to make a delicious Honey Lime Chicken Taco. 
Course Instant Pot, Main Course
Keyword honey lime chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 199kcal
Author Karli Bitner


  • 1.5 lbs chicken tenderloins
  • 1/4 cup lime juice approx 2 limes
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde mild
  • 1/2 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper


  • Whisk together the lime juice, honey and seasonings until well combined.
  • Place your chicken in the bottom of either your Instant Pot or slow cooker.
  • Pour the honey lime mixture and salsa verde on top of the chicken.
  • For the Instant Pot cook on high pressure for 3 minutes with a 6 minute natural pressure release (6 minutes high pressure with a 6 minute natural pressure release if using frozen chicken tenderloins.). For the slow cooker cook on 3-4 hours on high, 4-6 hours on low.
  • Remove the cooked chicken and saute the liquid to reduce it to a thicker consistency. This can be done with the saute button on the Instant Pot or by transferring the liquid from the slow cooker into a sauce pan and simmering on the stovetop.
  • Simmer until the liquid coats the back of a spoon and doesn't immediately slip off like water, it should be slightly thicker than that.
  • While the sauce is simmering, shred your chicken. Once the sauce has thickened, return the chicken to the sauce and stir to combine. You should have just enough sauce to coat and flavor the chicken.
  • Serve in tortillas with rice, cheese, beans, pico, guac etc or on top of nachos.



Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 486mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 251IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg