Garlic-Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Posted by on August 31, 2012 in Food, Healthy Dishes, Main Dishes | 6 comments

Goodbye, August. Hello to September, which means my favorite season is almost here: Fall. Hello, sweatshirts, lattes, blankets, good books to read, and maybe a movie or two.

Get yourselves ready for a yummy dinner! I made this last week, and really, really enjoyed it. There’s something about tacos that is so tasty. The kids liked these, but didn’t eat too many because they were really spicy. I think next time I’ll cut down on the chipotles.

These are good as is, or you can add some sour cream and cheese like I did. I’ve come to believe that the more stuff you put on tacos, the better.

Garlic-Chipotle Chicken Tacos

recipe slightly adapted from Cooking Light Magazine


  • 1 T chopped fresh garlic, or minced
  • 1 T minced chipotle chile, canned in adobo sauce
  • 2 T olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper, divided
  • 2 tsps chili powder
  • 1 small red bed pepper, quartered
  • 1 small green bell pepper, quartered
  • 1 small Vidalia onion, cut into 1/2-inch rings
  • tortillas
  • shredded lettuce, and other toppings: cheese, sour cream, and whatever else you might want


  1. Combine garlic, chipotle, and 1 tablespoon oil; and rub over chicken. Put seasoned chicken in a large frying pan, and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp salt, and a 1/4 tsp pepper and cook over medium-high heat until done. Remove from pan, and set aside.
  2. Combine remaining oil, salt and pepper, and chili powder in a large bowl. Add peppers, and onion, and toss gently. Throw veggies in the heated frying pan, and cook until soft.
  3. Divide chicken, and veggies among tortillas and top with any other things you might want.
  4. Enjoy!

— Jill

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  1. Boy oh boy these look yummy! I agree – loaded tacos are the best!

    • I know! Tacos are so good! Definitely one of my favs.

  2. These tacos look great! I am SO ready for fall.

    • Thanks! Yeah, I’m ready for Fall, too!

  3. Can’t believe it’s going to be September already! These tacos look great, I’m impressed that your kids can handle a little spice! Malia is still really not into spicy, will have to make a separate batch for her :)

    • They can handle a little heat, but not much…

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