These Chipotle Tacos are a flavor explosion you will crave for days!
Chipotle Tacos stuffed with juicy, flavor packed Bacon Honey Chipotle Chicken (yes BACON chicken!), piled with crispy BLT Slaw and creamified with Cilantro Lime Crema!
This Chipotle Taco recipe is sponsored by McCormick for sponsoring this Honey Chipotle Chicken Tacos post. All opinions are my own.
Chipotle Chicken Tacos Recipe Video
I am still craving these Honey Chipotle Chicken Tacos. And I will every single day until I devour them again. Patrick was almost speechless as he gobbled chipolte taco after taco after chipotle taco. Or in other words, we are both pretty much obsessed.
And there is a lot to obsess about starting with the Bacon Honey Chipotle Chicken. Heavens yes.
The best chicken for Chipotle Tacos
Are you looking for the perfect dish to serve at your 4th of July BBQ? Do you love smoky bacon? Do you love spicy chipotle? Then you are going to think this chicken is the next best thing after bacon itself because McCormick has found a way to bottle up all that bacon chipotle flavor into McCormick Grill Mates Bacon Chipotle Seasoning!
This is epic. It means we can now infuse practically anything and everything with bacon chipotle goodness! Bacon chipotle chicken tacos, you got it. Bacon Chipotle steak, you got it. Bacon Chipotle dressing, you got it. Bacon Chipotle potatoes, you got it. Bacon Chipotle broccoli, you got it. Bacon chipotle pasta sauce, you got it. epic.
This McCormick Grill Mates Bacon Chipotle Seasoning is a spicy blend of REAL cured bacon, chipotle chili peppers, onions, garlic and paprika. Its bold and spicy so you don’t need much to conveniently elevate your grilled chicken/steak/pork or veggies to the next level and it would be dynamite in your next hamburgers – I can’t wait.
How to Make Chipotle Chicken
This Honey Chipotle Chicken is super simple to make. Simply whisk up your bold marinade of olive oil and honey with splashes of Dijon, ketchup, cider vinegar, lime juice, coriander, oregano and of course Bacon Chipotle seasoning.
After bathing in this marinade for 2-6 hours, the chipotle chicken emerges incredibly juicy bursting with glorious sweet heat that’s not too hot for the kiddos in my opinion, just mega mega flavorful and destined to become a new favorite chicken.
Can I Use Chicken Thighs?
Yes! These Chipotle Tacos are fabulous with either chicken breasts or chicken thighs. I chose chicken breasts because they are leaner AND extremely juicy due to the marinade, but either will work great.
Can I Grill My Chicken?
Yes! You can either cook your chicken tacos on the grill or the stove top. I love to grill my chicken because it infuses the Chipotle Tacos with a smokey layer of flavor.
- Grease and preheat the grill to medium heat, 375-450°F.
- Grill chicken undisturbed for 5-7 minutes per side, or until chicken is cooked through. (An inserted thermometer should read 165 degrees F.), basting with Reserved Marinade halfway through cooking.
- Remove chicken from grill and let rest 5 minutes before chopping. Toss with any remaining Reserved Marinade.
What Should I top my Chipotle Tacos with?
The honey chipotle chicken is stand-alone delicious, but what really elevates these Honey Chipotle Chicken Tacos is the BLT SLAW.
This BLT slaw adds a refreshing crunch to the chipotle tacos and could be a stand alone side dish – it’s that good. It boasts crispy cabbage, juicy tomatoes, punchy red onion and of course BACON! It’s infused with some of our heavenly Cilantro Lime Crema and some reserved marinade for added flavor without any added work. You can also add guacamole, pico de gallo, hot sauce, extra cilantro, etc.
What is the Best Taco Sauce for Chipotle Tacos?
Finally, the crowning glory of these Chipotle Tacos – Cilantro Lime Crema. It is lusciously creamy, seasoned to perfection and adds the complementary fresh and tangy zip to the savory honey chipotle zang.
It is made by whisking sour cream, mayonnaise, cilantro, lime juice ground cumin, garlic and salt together. Can you taste it now?!
Pile all those layers – the melt in your mouth bacon honey chipotle chicken, the fresh crunchy BLT slaw and silky Chipotle Lime crema on a cheesy tortilla and serve with a big pile of chips with homemade salsa, and we have an epic Honey Chipotle Chicken Taco meal that’s almost as epic as Bacon Chipotle Seasoning itself. Almost.
WHAT SHOULD I SERVE WITH CHIPOTLE TACOS?
We love Chipotle Chicken Tacos with the following:
- Cilantro Lime Rice or Restaurant Style Mexican Rice
- Corn Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing
- Southwest Salad with Creamy Avocado Salsa Dressing
- Fruit Salad with Honey Citrus Dressing or Pina Colada Fruit Salad
- Grilled Pineapple with Brown Sugar Orange Glaze
- and top it all of with Churros!
CAN I MAKE Chipotle TACOS IN ADVANCE?
Yes! You can make the BLT Slaw and Cilantro Lime Crema entirely in advance and refrigerate in airtight containers until ready to serve. You can marinate your chicken so all that’s left to do is cook your chicken and it’s dinner time! You can even cook the Chipotle Chicken in advance but it won’t be quite as moist if refrigerated and reheated.
HOW LONG CAN I STORE Chipotle TACOS?
All the components of Chipotle Tacos should be stored separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator. When stored properly, they can be stored for for 2-3 days.
Looking for more Taco recipes?
- Taco Spaghetti
- Chili Lime Chicken Tacos
- Turkey Tacos
- Baja Fish Tacos
- Blackened Fish Tacos
- Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos
- Baked Fiesta Ranch Chicken Tacos
- Buffalo Chicken Tacos Korean Tacos,
- Tacos Al Pastor
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