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Chipotle chicken tacos with lime crema, radishes, avocado, and fresh cilantro on white surface.
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Chipotle Chicken Tacos with Lime Crema

This skillet Chipotle Chicken Tacos recipe is a great for dinner! It's topped with smoky shredded chicken, avocado, and Mexican lime crema.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: chicken tacos, chipotle chicken tacos, skillet chicken tacos, skillet chipotle chicken tacos, chicken taco recipes, chicpotle chicken recipes
Servings: 5
Calories: 385kcal
Author: Christine Rooney


For the Mexican Crema:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 large lime zest and juice
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar or honey or sugar
  • kosher salt

For The Tacos:


For The Mexican Crema:

  • Add 1 cup sour cream, the zest and juice of 1 large lime, 1 clove grated garlic, and pinch of salt to small bowl. Mix together and chill in fridge.

For The Tacos:

  • Mince 6 cloves garlic and 1 onion. Chop all of the taco toppings - spinach, cilantro, radishes, avocado.
  • Heat 2 Tbsp. olive oil in skillet on medium high heat. Add garlic and onions and saute until fragrant. About 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the chicken to pan along with pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Add 1 tsp. cumin and ½ tsp. Mexican Oregano to chicken.
  • Sear on both sides for 3 minutes.
  • De-glaze pan with ¼ cup chicken stock.
  • Add 1-2 minced chipotles in adobo (depending on how spicy you like them). Add additional adobo sauce if you'd like more spice.
  • Add 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce and ½ cup more of chicken stock.
  • Add 1 Tbsp. agave nectar, honey, or sugar to balance spice.
  • Cook chicken on medium heat for 10 minutes. Shred chicken with two forks and continue to simmer for 5 more minutes.
  • Heat can black beans according to package instructions.
  • Heat tortillas in pan on stove top.
  • Assemble tacos and top with Mexican crema.


If sauce is too thick, add more chicken stock.
If sauce is too thin, continue to cook until it reduces.
Honey or sugar can be used in place of agave nectar. Add more sugar if tacos become too spicy.
Use corn tortillas if you would like to keep this recipe gluten free.


Serving: 2cups | Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 946mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1877IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 2mg