These easy chipotle chicken tacos are smoky and flavourful with a kick of spice. Beyond being super flavourful, they're also an easy (mostly hands-off) weeknight dinner too. I love having some go-to quick weeknight recipes and these healthy ground chicken tacos are definitely ones I keep on heavy rotation. In just over 30 minutes, you'll have flavourful, healthy and delicious tacos on the table.
I absolutely love serving these spicy chipotle chicken tacos with a refreshing peach and tomato salsa. The salsa keeps things light, refreshing and cooling. Plus the smoky chipotle flavours pair so well with the cooling, sweet flavours from the peaches and tomato. And using ground chicken makes this a quick cooking dinner that's ready in no time.
Here's everything you'll need to make these ground chicken chipotle tacos, including the salsa.
Making these weeknight friendly chipotle chicken tacos at home is super easy. Here's what to do.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the oil. Once hot, add the onion and ground chicken. Stir to combine and break apart the chicken. Cook for about five minutes, until the chicken is just starting to cook through.
Add the garlic, salt, cumin, ancho and chili peppers, plus the sauce from the canned chipotles. Cook, stirring often for about one to two minutes, until the garlic is fragrant.
Pour in the water and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for about eight to ten minutes, uncovered, until cooked through and the liquid has reduced. Turn off the heat, cover and keep warm until ready to eat.
Heat the tortillas in a separate pan.
Prepare the salsa.
Assemble the tacos by adding some of the ground chicken to the tortilla. Top with the salsa and serve with extra lime wedges. Serve and enjoy!
You can prep the ground chicken in advance and reheat when you're ready to eat.
These chipotle chicken tacos are best served while hot or warm.
You can store leftover cooked chicken and prepared peach and tomato salsa in separate sealed containers in the fridge for up to two days.
The tortillas are best enjoyed when warmed fresh.
I exclusively use Diamond Crystal kosher salt for all of my recipes. I prefer the texture, taste and consistency of this brand and highly recommend it for everyday cooking.
Ancho Chili Powder:
I prefer the taste of ancho chili powder rather than regular chili powder as I find it has a deeper flavour.
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These flavourful, smoky and spicy chipotle chicken tacos are a delicious and easy weeknight dinner option. Don't forget the peach and tomato salsa for topping!