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Shredded Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Chipotle Chicken Tacos are made with easy shredded chicken that's marinated in a 5-minute creamy chipotle sauce, and then topped with corn, avocado and cojita cheese for a quick weeknight dinner!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: chicken tacos, chipotle chicken tacos, chipotle tacos
Servings: 6
Calories: 348kcal
Author: Erin


for the tacos:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup corn
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • 2 tablespoon cojita cheese or more
  • 2 avocado sliced
  • 6 corn tortillas

for the sauce:

  • ½ cup tomato sauce canned NOT jarred
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • 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, then boil the chicken for 20 minutes (cook times vary depending on the size of the chicken, but I'd say anywhere between 15-25 minutes should be perfect).
  • Meanwhile, make the chipotle sauce by adding the sauce ingredients to a small blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Next, prepare the rest of the taco ingredients: cook/heat up the corn, chop the cilantro, and heat up the tortillas.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, place it on a cutting board and use two forks to shred it then place it in a skillet and pour in the chipotle sauce. Turn the heat to medium and stir until the chicken is coated and the sauce is warm.
  • Last, assemble the tacos by adding the chicken to the tortillas, then the taco toppings and enjoy!


*Calories are per taco and are an estimation
*Portions for the taco toppings are up to you -- those are what I used, but feel free to use more or less corn/cheese/cilantro/avocado 


Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 431mg | Potassium: 788mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 581IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg