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Shredded Chipotle Chicken Tacos

These chipotle chicken tacos come together in about 40 minutes and are a healthy weeknight dinner recipe!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: tacos
Servings: 6 -8
Author: Erin


for the tacos:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 3 whole canned tomatoes fire roasted*
  • Corn
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Cojita cheese
  • Avocado
  • Corn tortillas

for the sauce:

  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 3 tbsp of the adobo sauce from the can
  • Juice of 2 whole limes


  • Coat chicken with salt and pepper then place them in the bottom of a large saucepan. Cover the chicken with water and bring to a boil. As soon as the water starts boiling, reduce to a simmer, cover chicken with a lid and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the chipotle sauce by adding the chipotle pepper, sauce and lime juice to a blender or food processor and pulsing until smooth.
  • Next, heat the tortillas over skillet, cook the corn and dice the tomatoes.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, use two forks to shred the chicken, then place it in a large bowl and pour the chipotle sauce over top, using kitchen tongs to stir everything together.
  • Last, assemble the tacos by adding the chicken to the tortillas, then the tomatoes, corn, lettuce, cheese, and avocado.
  • Enjoy!


*You can also use regular canned tomatoes and broil them yourself in your broiler, if you prefer.