Fiery Adobo Chicken Tacos


Indulge in the bold flavors of Mexico with our Fiery Adobo Chicken Tacos! Each bite is a harmonious blend of spicy, smoky adobo sauce and tender, juicy chicken, all wrapped in a soft, warm taco shell. These tacos are not just a meal, but a vibrant culinary journey that will awaken your taste buds and transport you to the bustling streets of Mexico.

Fiery Adobo Chicken Tacos

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 50 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 2 tacos per person

Genuine Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 350 kcal
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Sodium: 600mg
  • Fiber: 5g


  • Chicken breast, skinless, boneless: 500g (1.1 lbs or 17.6 oz)
  • Adobo sauce: 200g (7 oz)
  • Olive oil: 30g (1 oz)
  • Corn tortillas: 8 pieces
  • Red onion, finely chopped: 100g (3.5 oz)
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped: 50g (1.76 oz)
  • Lime, for garnish
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Marinate Chicken: Cut the chicken breast into thin strips. In a bowl, mix the chicken with adobo sauce. Marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Cook Chicken: Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the marinated chicken and cook until golden and cooked through, about 10-12 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Prepare Toppings: While chicken cooks, chop the red onion and cilantro. Cut the lime into wedges.
  4. Assemble Tacos: Warm the tortillas on a pan for about 30 seconds each side. Place the cooked chicken on each tortilla, top with red onion, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime.
  5. Serve: Serve immediately while warm.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • For an extra kick, add chopped jalapeños to the chicken marinade.
  • Let the chicken marinate for longer (up to 2 hours) for deeper flavor.
  • Use freshly squeezed lime juice for the best flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use chicken thighs instead of breast?

Yes, chicken thighs can be used for a juicier flavor.

What can I use if I don’t have adobo sauce?

A mix of smoked paprika, garlic powder, vinegar, and a pinch of cayenne pepper can substitute.

Are these tacos gluten-free?

Yes, if you use corn tortillas, they are gluten-free.

How can I make this dish less spicy?

Reduce the amount of adobo sauce or use a mild version.