Chipotle Chicken Fajita Tacos

We eat tacos a lot around here!  They’re just so easy, versatile and family-friendly as everyone can add as little or as much as they like when they build their tacos.  On this particular night, I added some chipotle to our chicken to give it an extra bump of flavor.  The great thing about using a can of chipotles in adobo sauce is that you can use as much or as little as you like.  If you’re wanting a little more of a kick, use more…a little less heat, use less.  For my marinade, I used two chopped chipotles and one tablespoon of the adobo sauce.  This gave my tacos a lot of great flavor but they were mild enough that my kids could eat them.    Now, the key to this recipe is the salsa!  My Creamy Lime Salsa is super simple to whip up and pairs perfectly with chips too.  You’ll love this addition to any Tex-Mex night!  Make tonight Taco Thursday at your house!


Chipotle Chicken Fajita Tacos

  • Author: Mix and Match Mama
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 1x


Who doesn’t love taco night?!  Grill up your chicken, pile on your toppings and everyone is happy!  I love this easy Creamy Lime Salsa to pile on top of everything too!



  • 1 to 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 1 can of chipotles in adobo sauce (on the international aisle, you won’t use the whole can)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
  • salt and pepper
  • about 2 tablespoons of chili powder
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 limes, the juice and zest
  • 1½ cups of your favorite salsa (I like a nice chunky salsa)
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • flour (or corn!) tortillas for building your taco
  • chopped cilantro to garnish, optional
  • guacamole to garnish, optional


  1. Preheat your outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium-high.
  2. While it’s preheating, make your marinade.  You can let your chicken sit all day in your marinade in the fridge or just a few minutes, whichever you have time for.  In one big gallon-sized bag, add in your sliced chicken pieces, as much of the chipotle and adobo as you like (I chopped up two chipotle peppers and added one tablespoon of the sauce), a big drizzle of EVOO (about 3 tablespoons), a pinch of both salt and pepper, your chili powder and the juice and zest of one of your limes.  Seal the baggie and then toss everything around inside before either placing on your grill or sticking in the fridge until you’re ready to grill.
  3. Once you’re ready to grill, add your chicken (discarding the marinade) to your hot grill (I use a grilling basket for smaller pieces of food like this) and let it grill up.  It will only take about 8 minutes or so.  Keep turning and tossing the pieces on your grill so that all sides are getting cooked.
  4. Meanwhile, in a skillet, add in your chopped onion with a drizzle of EVOO, salt and pepper and saute stirring occasionally.
  5. While you’re waiting for your chicken to grill and your onion to saute, make your Creamy Lime Salsa.  In a bowl, stir together your salsa, sour cream and the zest and juice of your remaining lime.
  6. Now, it’s time to assemble.  Take each tortilla (I like to warm mine up) and top it with your grilled chicken, your sauteed onion, some of your Creamy Lime Salsa, a dollop of guacamole and some chopped cilantro.


To make grilling smaller slices of chicken easier, use a grilling basket right on the grill.  You can also cook your chicken in a large skillet on the stove too.


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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog October 10, 2019 at 4:48 am

    Love making my own tacos – so much fun to DIY and so much cheaper than ordering them at restaurants too! Can’t wait to try this particular combo! 😋🌮

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Narci October 10, 2019 at 5:31 am

    Oh yum! These look delicious!

  • Grace October 10, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    My sister and her kids are coming over tomorrow for dinner and I was going to make tacos. I need to serve 8. I am trying to decide between this recipe and your cast Iron steak fajitas. Which one do you think is easier to make for a big group? Which one is more kid friendly?

  • Frankie Mae October 10, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Do you think I could make your pizza meatball with ground turkey instead of beef? Would they still taste good? Do I need to do anything differently?

  • Riley October 10, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    What vegetable would you serve as a side to these?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 10, 2019 at 1:54 pm

      For this, I just made the tacos, guacamole and then a bag of the fire roasted corn from Trader Joe’s!.

  • GG October 10, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    Does Madeley eat much? I am wondering because my adopted daughter Brinley never seems to eat much but is the same age as Madeley.

    • Mix and Match Mama October 10, 2019 at 1:53 pm

      She does! I would say she eats what’s typical for most five year olds.

  • Hanalli October 10, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Do your girls still take dance? I think you said Kensington stopped but do Madeley and Ashby still take dance?

  • Charlotte October 10, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Hi shay I need some baby name help. We are expecting our third child. We have a son named Sutton and a daughter named Georgia. Our last name is Hendrix. We are expecting a daughter that is due in 5 weeks. We are thinking about using the name Griffin. What do you think? we know you have a friend with a daughter with that name. Do you think it goes with our other kids names? Do you have any ideas? Help we are stuck! Thanks so much for all the amazing recipes and advise!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 11, 2019 at 5:29 am

      Oh my gosh! Charlotte! I swear on my life that as I was reading this, when I got to Hendrix, I thought “Griffin” and then you said it!!! Holy cow! Name that baby girl Griffin! I’m clearly on the same page as you!!

      • Charlotte October 11, 2019 at 8:25 am

        Haha! That’s so cool you though of the same name! I love the name! Thanks for everything shay

  • Haddee October 10, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Hey shay have you ever watched a show called outdaughtered? Do the busby quints live close to you?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 11, 2019 at 5:28 am

      I haven’t! And I don’t know who they are???