Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Chipotle Chicken Tacos

The original recipe for Chipotle Chicken Tacos came from a book that one of my coworkers had when I worked in Orlando. They looked too yummy not to try it out and came highly recommended.

We have modified the recipe a bit since that first try, and have made them better and easier to cook. Part of the modification was done because I can’t eat foods that are very spicy, they just don’t agree with me.

Originally, the recipe called for chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Justin liked that, but it was too much for me. We’ve found that using spicy mayonnaise works just as well without making it too spicy. 

Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Not to mention we always wasted a lot of peppers and sauce when we made the tacos that way. The recipe called for about one tablespoon, but there is much more in the smallest jar we could find. Since this is the only recipe I have that uses chipotle peppers, the extra would eventually end up getting thrown out.

If you want to try your tacos a bit spicier, you can always increase the spicy mayo in the recipe and decrease the regular mayo by the same amount. Or try with the chipotle peppers if you really want a kick.

There are a lot of toppings in the recipe, so you can always pick and choose which ones you are in the mood for at the time. We often leave out the black beans if we don’t have guests coming for dinner because Justin is the only one here who likes them. At first, I thought corn would be an odd choice for these, but it works surprisingly well with this meal.

Step by Step

Cut the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and place them in a medium-sized mixing bowl or ziptop bag. Pour in the olive oil, cumin, and lime. Stir to cover the chicken and marinade for at least 20 minutes. 

Chipotle Chicken Tacos Recipe

In a medium skillet, over medium-high heat, saute the chicken until it is browned on the outside and cooked through on the inside. 

Chipotle Chicken Tacos Recipe

While the chicken is cooking, use a whisk to combine the ingredients for the chipotle cream in a small mixing bowl. 

Chipotle Chicken Tacos Recipe

Warm the tortillas then put a scoop of the cooked chicken on the center of each taco. Place a dollop of the chipotle cream on the chicken then cover that with cheese. Add any of your other desired toppings and serve warm. 

Chipotle Chicken Tacos
Chipotle Chicken Tacos
Chipotle Chicken Tacos

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Chipotle Chicken Tacos
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4.67 from 6 votes

Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Prep Time45 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cheese, chicken, tacos
Servings: 8 tacos



  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 8 tortilla shells
  • 1 cup mexican blend cheese shredded

Chipotle Cream:

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp spicy mayonnaise

Other Toppings:

  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion


  • Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces
  • Mix oil, cumin, and lime juice in large ziplock bag
  • Add chicken breasts to marinate at least 20 minutes
  • Saute chicken until cooked through
  • Meanwhile, combine all cream ingredients together and mix thoroughly
  • Warm tortillas
  • Fill each with chicken, cheese, cream, and all other desired toppings
Chipotle Chicken Tacos

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13 thoughts on “Chipotle Chicken Tacos

  1. The moment I think of Mexican food, Tacos immediately pop up in my mind. They look so crispy, earthy and toasty. I have got loads of vegetables in the fridge. Now i know what to cook! I also love to add cayenne powder and diced fresh or jarred jalapenos in my tacos. They add exciting flavors to it!

  2. This Chipotle Chicken Tacos dish looks super delicious! You always post some great dishes! My son is a picky eater but he will love this dish. I can have it without the meat because I’m a vegetarian. My son and my husband will love the entire ingredients.

  3. Yum! We love tacos around here and I can’t wait to try this version on our next taco Tuesday! I love how your recipes are so simple, healthy and most of all delicious looking!

  4. This recipe sounds amazing!! I want to try it but would this work with roasted chicken leftovers? I usually roast the whole chicken in the oven but nobody likes the breasts and I’m always trying ways to recycle them! lol

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