Zesty Fiesta Tacos: Chipotle Lime Chicken Tacos


Embark on a flavor-packed journey with our Zesty Fiesta Tacos: Chipotle Lime Chicken Tacos. These tacos are a perfect meld of smoky chipotle, zesty lime, and tender chicken, all wrapped in a soft tortilla. Topped with fresh garnishes, they are a delightful celebration of textures and tastes that will dance on your palate!

Zesty Fiesta Tacos: Chipotle Lime Chicken Tacos

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes (plus marinating time)
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 2 tacos

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 350 kcal
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Sodium: 600mg
  • Sugar: 3g


  • Chicken Breast (boneless, skinless): 500g (1.1 lbs or 17.6 oz)
  • Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce: 2 tbsp, minced
  • Lime: Juice of 2
  • Garlic: 2 cloves, minced
  • Honey: 1 tbsp
  • Cumin: 1 tsp
  • Corn Tortillas: 8
  • Fresh Cilantro: A handful, chopped
  • Red Onion: 1 small, finely sliced
  • Avocado: 1, sliced
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste

Method of Preparation

  1. Marinate Chicken: Mix chipotle, lime juice, garlic, honey, cumin, salt, and pepper. Marinate chicken for at least 1 hour.
  2. Grill Chicken: Grill chicken until cooked through and slightly charred. Let rest, then slice.
  3. Warm Tortillas: Heat tortillas on a grill or skillet.
  4. Assemble Tacos: Place sliced chicken on tortillas. Top with cilantro, onion, and avocado.
  5. Serve: Serve immediately with lime wedges and additional toppings if desired.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Marinate chicken overnight for deeper flavor.
  • Use a hot grill or skillet for a nice char on the chicken.
  • Customize toppings with fresh salsa, cheese, or sour cream.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use a different protein?

Yes, this marinade works well with shrimp or beef too.

How do I make it less spicy?

Reduce the amount of chipotle peppers in the marinade.

Can I make these ahead of time?

Prep the chicken and toppings ahead, but assemble tacos just before serving.