Summer's End + {Strawberry Margarita Chicken Tacos}

Even though I talked about going back-to-school in last week's post, I am still 100% in denial that summer is over. I still want there to be light well into the evening, to sip on strawberry watermelon sparkling sangria, and to eat everything topped in berries --- like this chopped salad, this cobbler, this other sangria, these muffins, these popsicles, and today's tacos.  I know everyone else is already posting pumpkin recipes and 101 things to make in your slow cooker, and soups made with fall vegetables... but I just can't do it! Not yet.

Introducing Strawberry Margarita Chicken Tacos:

It's official: I have a new favorite taco!!! I'm finally giving my honey sesame fish tacos a run for their money.

The tequila, lime juice, and strawberry preserves create the perfect sauce for the chicken. These tacos are:

  • ready in 15 minutes or less
  • sweet, yet savory
  • such a unique flavor combination
  • seriously addictive


  • What about you? Are you ready for all things pumpkin/fall veggies/slow cooker?

Strawberry Margarita Chicken Tacos


Strawberry Margarita Chicken Tacos


Cooked Chicken Breasts (I used a rotisserie chicken!)
2 tablespoons
tequila (I used Jose Cuervo Especial)
2 tablespoons
Key Lime Juice (I used Nellie & Joe's)
2 tablespoons
strawberry preserves
1 teaspoon
Minced Garlic
1⁄2 teaspoon
1 cup
cashews (optional)
1⁄2 cup
Key Lime Juice (for the cashews to soak in)
1⁄4 cup
plain almondmilk (to blend with the cashews)
Diced Strawberries (for serving)
shredded lettuce (for serving)
roasted bell peppers (for serving)
Small Flour Tortillas (for serving)


The cashew lime sauce is a dairy-free alternative to sour cream or greek yogurt to top the tacos. Any of those 3 would work though!


  1. If you are going to make the cashew lime sauce, soak the cashews in 1/2 a cup of key lime juice for 2 - 4 hours. Then drain, and puree the cashews with 1/4 cup of almondmilk using an immersion stick blender.
  2. Shred the cooked chicken breasts with a fork or your hands. You want small thin strips!
  3. Add the shredded chicken, the tequila, lime juice, strawberry preserves, garlic, and paprika in a medium skillet.
  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for approximately 8 minutes.
  5. Serve with tortillas, shredded lettuce, roasted bell peppers, and the cashew lime sauce.

Yields 6 Tacos