Chipotle Chicken Tacos

My wife recently said this was probably the best chicken recipe I have ever made. Now, for me, I would disagree on that matter as I have made some pretty delicious chicken recipes including that of some chicken pad Thai sliders, but she was correct that this chipotle chicken recipe was really, really good.

Now when you think of chipotle peppers, yes, the ones I truly love, you might instantly think of extreme heat, but that is simply not the case with this recipe. The chipotle peppers actually give it a slight kick, but really, really amazing flavor. Let’s just say all of my kids ate this chicken up with no complaints, and they would be the ones to let me know, trust me.

The great thing about this chicken is that you can use it in salads, sandwiches, stir frys, or in my case, tacos, because I love tacos.

Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Let’s get started.

Ingredients:

  • 4 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 whole chipotle peppers, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 whole lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup of light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 cup of water

Add everything but the chicken and water to a mixing bowl. Add the chicken to a gallon sized sealable bag, then add in the marinade. Let this marinade for four hours or preferably overnight.

Another good thing about this is that you can grill, bake, or pan sear, which is the route I took on this as it was pretty darn cold outside.

How to make chipotle chicken

Heat a large, nonstick skillet on medium, to medium high heat. Flip, cook another few minutes, then add in the water, reduce the heat, cover, and continue to cook for about 10 more minutes before removing it and cutting it into bite sized pieces.

Remove the chicken onto a cutting board, or plate, and cut into bite sized pieces. Return back to the skillet to keep the chicken warm, and bath in the sauce.

When you are ready to serve, add to your tacos, sandwiches, or salad. These chipotle chicken tacos were perfectly balanced with sweet, heat, and tang. I hope you enjoy!

Chipotle Chicken Tacos
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Serves: 5
 
Ingredients
  • 4 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 whole chipotle peppers, chopped
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • 1½ tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 whole lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup of light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ¼ cup of water
Instructions
  1. Add everything but the chicken and water to a mixing bowl. Add the chicken to a gallon sized sealable bag, then add in the marinade. Let this marinade for four hours or preferably overnight.
  2. Another good thing about this is that you can grill, bake, or pan sear, which is the route I took on this as it was pretty darn cold outside.
  3. Heat a large, nonstick skillet on medium, to medium high heat. Add the chicken, and cook for about 5 minutes, leaving untouched to get a nice sear on it. Flip, cook another few minutes, then add in the water, reduce the heat, cover, and continue to cook for about 10 more minutes before removing it and cutting it into bite sized pieces.
  4. Remove the chicken onto a cutting board, or plate, and cut into bite sized pieces. Return back to the skillet to keep the chicken warm, and bath in the sauce.
  5. When you are ready to serve, add to your tacos, sandwiches, or salad. Enjoy!

 

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

One thought on “Chipotle Chicken Tacos

  1. Mmm! I want these right now! It’s a shame there’s a driving ban and a polar vortex (and about 2.5 feet of snow) locking us in the house right now. Once the roads are clear and open, I’m going grocery shopping!

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