Crispy Chipotle Chicken Tacos


These Crispy Chipotle Chicken Tacos are perfect for an easy weeknight dinner as they’re cheesy, full of flavor, and high in protein! Find recipe below 🌮  

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The secret to crispy oven-baked tacos:

  • Place the assembled tacos on a pan lined with parchment paper to prevent sticking.
  • Brush the assembled tacos with olive oil before baking.
  • Flip halfway through baking to be crispy on both sides.


  • The beans are optional. You could also replace with black beans.
  • Replace the chiles in adobo with 1 tbsp. chipotle chili powder.
  • Replace the ground chicken with 1 lb. boneless and skinless chicken breasts or thighs. You will just need to chop them into finely bits after cooked.
  • You can also replace the ground chicken with ground beef or turkey.

This recipe is very versatile and can be altered to your personal taste buds!

How to store and reheat leftover tacos?

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge up to 3 days. To reheat, place on a pan lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350F for 5-6 minutes on each side, until warmed throughout.

Now, it’s time to grab our aprons and begin baking deliciousness! ’till next time! xxL

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Crispy Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Perfect for an easy weeknight dinner as they’re cheesy, full of flavor, and high in protein!



Servings: 4

  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 lb. Ground Chicken
  • 1 14-oz. can Corn Kernels, drain
  • 1 15-oz can Navy Beans, drain and rinse
  • 2 Chipotles in Adobo Sauce, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Adobo Sauce, from the can
  • ½ medium Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp. Chipotle Chili Powder, or to your taste
  • 2 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • ½ tsp. Dried Oregano
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • 10-12 Corn or Small Flour Tortillas
  • 2 cups Shredded Mozzarella or Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Sour Cream, for serving
  • Lime Wedges, for serving


  1. Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the ground chicken to brown for 8-10 minutes.
  3. Add the chopped onion, drained corn, beans, chopped chipotles, and adobo sauce. Sauté for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cook on medium-low heat for 3-4 more minutes. Let cool to touch before assembling tacos.
  5. Preheat oven to 425F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  6. Heat up the tacos over a griddle for 30 seconds on each side so they won’t break.  
  7. Asemble the tacos by adding a generous scoop of the chicken mixture and shredded cheese. Fold and drizzle with olive oil. Place on the prepared pan. Repeat with remaining tacos.
  8. Bake for 12 minutes, flip the tacos over and bake an additional 10-12 minutes, until golden brown and crispy. Let cool 5 minutes before enjoying warm with lime wedges and sour cream!

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