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Chicken Baja Tacos

By February 21, 2017March 21st, 2022No Comments

Who doesn’t love street tacos? These Chicken Baja Tacos comes from a favorite recipe from the Pioneer Woman. This recipe is a simple chicken dish that will add some flair to your weekly meal plan. These tacos are kicked up a notch with some healthy veggies like avocado, tomatoes, corn, black beans and cilantro. The chicken is seasoned with some delicious chipotle flavor with a hint of sweetness from the honey. Top these tacos with a creamy, chipotle dressing and you have the perfect combination for healthy, goodness. Turn the leftover chicken and taco topping ingredients into a salad for a great leftover meal.


Chicken Baja Tacos

Chicken Baja Tacos

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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Deals to Meals


  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce mashed
  • 2 Tbs. honey
  • 1 Tbs. achiote paste
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. lime juice
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 chipotle peppers
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • TACOS:
  • 1 pkg. corn tortillas
  • 1-2 cup shredded colby cheese
  • SALSA:
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 2-3 to matoes diced
  • 1-2 avocados diced
  • 1/2 lb. frozen corn
  • 1 can black beans drained
  • Juice of 1 lime


  • For the chicken, trim off the excess fat from the chicken breasts and then dice the chicken into bite sized pieces. Season the chicken with cumin powder, honey, achiote paste and mashed chipotle peppers. Heat a large saute pan and drizzle with olive oil. Heat the oil to medium-high heat and then place the chicken into the hot oil. Let the chicken brown on one side and then turn to the other side. Cook the chicken at a fairly high temperature to prevent the chicken from being too moist and wet. You want a nice golden brown and crispy texture to the chicken. If the pan gets too dry, add a little more olive oil or some lime juice. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and then turn to a lower heat until the chicken is cooked through the center. When the chicken is cooked, turn off the heat and let it rest while you make the dressing and salsa.
  • For the dressing, combine all of the ingredients together until smooth and set aside.
  • For the salsa, chop the cilantro, cut the tomatoes and avocados and place in a bowl. Add the thawed corn, drained black beans and the juice of a lime. Season with salt if you wish.
  • To make the tacos, heat a flat griddle and place several of the tortillas on to the surface. Sprinkle the centers with some colby jack cheese. Add some of the cooked chicken and let cook until the tortilla is crispy and the cheese is melted. Remove the tacos and top with the dressing and the salsa.
  • *Use the leftover ingredients to make a gourmet taco salad for later.

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