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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Chipotle Lime Chicken Tacos

I have been craving tacos for days now ..... and I needed to get my "fix". I wanted something a little more funky and spicy than our usual taco fare. Chipotle peppers and lime to the rescue! 

This is an easy meal because the slow cooker does all the works for you! Fix it and forget it! You could easily adapt it to the oven or stove top if you'd like.

What are you waiting for ... ¡├índale! ¡├índale! ¡arriba! ¡arriba! ... It's time to make some tacos!

Chipotle Lime Chicken Tacos

Chipotle Lime Chicken Tacos
Printable recipe
Yield: 8 servings

1½ lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 lime, zested and juiced
2 chipotle chilies in adobo, finely minced (or more to taste)
1 tbsp. chili powder
1½ tsp. cumin
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
½ tsp. paprika
½ tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. onion powder
¼ tsp. oregano
½ cup water

Additional ingredients:
   Tortillas, warmed
   Lettuce, shredded
   Cheddar cheese, shredded
   Tomatoes, chopped
   Sour cream (optional)

Place chicken in the bottom of a slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, combine the lime zest, juice, chipotle chilies, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano and water. Mix to combine. Pour over the top of the chicken.  Cover and cook over LOW heat for 6-8 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours, or until chicken shreds easily with a fork.

Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred the meat. Add some of the sauce from the slow cooker for moisture. 

To serve: Top tortillas with the chicken mixture. Then add desired toppings such as lettuce, cheese, tomatoes and sour cream. 

Chipotle Lime Chicken Tacos 2

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  1. Oh man those are gorgeous! I love that you got a little char on the tortillas. Wonderful recipe Jamie!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  2. These sound really good! I love tacos!

  3. I've been looking for teenager friendly slow cooker meals for the summer months. This one will be perfect.

  4. Tacos=heaven..these look delicious Jamie!
    Erin @ Table for Seven

  5. YUMMO! These look fabulous! This would be great to link-up to my Create It Thursday's live now!

  6. Looks delicious! Sharing with my Walking on Sunshine page TODAY! Thanks for linking up with Foodie Friends Friday!

  7. This one looks even more delicious than the last!! YUMMY Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday! Zannie from

  8. Wishing you a peaceful Memorial Day Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  9. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

  10. I just LOVE these tacos! Great flavor combo. What kinda of tortillas are you using? They look so toasty, I just love that look.

  11. These look fabulous! I've been on such a taco kick lately!

  12. These look fabulous! I've pinned them to make later - thank you for such a yummy recipe! I also love that it is allergy-free!

  13. Oh gosh. I thought the fiesta chicken and rice looked good. This speaks to me even more. Will have to put this on the menu very soon. Thank you for linking every week. I appreciate the support!

  14. These look awesome, Jamie! Just pinned - thanks!!

  15. These sound awesome; we love Tapatio! :)

  16. I gain wait just by reading your blog...Everything sounds and looks so delish! Thank you for linking up at HickoryTrail

  17. Spicy is nicey! Thanks for posting on Tried and True recipes:

  18. :) Oh, those tacos! Mmmmmm! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by tomorrow & link up your best “man food” recipes in honor of Father’s Day!

  19. These look amazing Jamie! I pinned these for later! Thanks for sharing on Facebook!


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