Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Hands-on Time
18 Mins
Total Time
24 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 tacos)

These bold and smoky tacos provide the perfect route to reinventing some leftover chicken. Serve them up with a crisp green salad for a light and refreshing weeknight supper.

How to Make It

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 4 minutes. Add oregano, cumin, and chipotle chile; cook 1 minute. Add tomato, stock, and adobo; bring to a simmer. Cook 7 minutes. Place tomato mixture in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Cover opening with a kitchen towel (to avoid splatters); blend until smooth. Return sauce to pan over low heat. Add chicken and salt; cook 1 minute. Divide mixture among tortillas. Top evenly with sour cream, cilantro, avocado, and cheese. Serve with lime.

Ratings & Reviews

Convenient and delicious!

August 18, 2016
This taco recipe works so well for me for two reasons. The first is convenience. I often cook chicken breasts two at a time; one for a particular recipe and one left over for something else. Plus, I usually have most of the other ingredients on hand. The second reason they work is much more important: THE TASTE!! These tacos have a complex and lip-smacking flavor. They're savory, tangy, and fresh. You must make them immediately!!!

A Great Spin on the Chicken Taco

February 01, 2016
I agree with the previous reviewer.  This was fabulous.  And, it was especially fabulous because it was so delicious without a lot of work.  I like that it's a taco and yet it's not your usual taco.  I only had 2 cups of shredded chicken on hand so I substituted 1 cup of black beans for 1 cup of the shredded chicken.  I'll happily make this recipe again! 

Tasty Tinga!

January 06, 2016
This was fabulous!  I could only eat one myself.  Husband loved it as well.  Everything is pretty straight forward on this so I have no suggestions or tips to share.  I did make a Mexican rice along side this.  I will definitely make this again. You would never know this is a "light" recipe by tasting it.