Grilled Chipotle Chicken Tacos


My family loves tacos. These are great summer tacos with a spicy grilled chicken filling. Simple, quick and tasty. I didn’t use radishes (because I am the only fan in the house) and substituted crunchy lettuce and cilantro instead. I also added sour cream to take away the spicy edge to the chicken; the chicken was actually not super spicy despite the chipotles. I toasted the hand-made whole wheat flour tortillas in a cast iron skillet for a few seconds on each side before topping with the filling.

This recipe was adapted from Everyday Food. We ate them with refried beans and brown rice. They would be just as delicious- and more taco like- with corn tortillas.

  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped chipotles in adobo, about 2 large with adobo sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness
  • 1 bunch sliced radishes and chopped radish greens or crunchy lettuce
  • 4 sliced scallion greens
  • cilantro leaves, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 8 toasted flour tortillas (I used hand-made whole wheat)
  • avocado slices, for serving
  • sour cream, for serving
  1. Stir together chipotles with cumin and salt. Add chicken and toss to coat. In another bowl, toss together sliced radishes or lettuce, cilantro leaves, and scallion greens. Dress with olive oil and lime juice; season with salt and pepper.
  2. Grill chicken, then slice.
  3. Serve on tortillas, topped with sour cream, avocado and dressed greens.

About Josette@thebrookcook

I live in Stony Brook, New York on Long Island. I love garlic and baking. My hobby (and love) is to try new recipes. My favorite recipe resources include The New York Times, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, and Martha Stewart Living. Enjoy!

2 responses to “Grilled Chipotle Chicken Tacos

  1. Mari Allen

    Will be making these soon!!😊

    Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 22:20:50 +0000

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