Basic Chipotle Chicken Tacos


This is very basic. My husband isn't a fan of veggies in things, so if you add onions and peppers even better! It can get very spicy so this isn't a dish for bland food lovers - even the 'mild' ways to cook it have a bite.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
6 servings


  • 3 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1 (7 ounce) can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle dark beer, divided

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 (10 ounce) package corn tortillas, or as needed


  1. Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag; add chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and 1/2 of the beer. Squeeze out excess air and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator, at least 1 hour.

  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; pour chicken and marinade into the hot oil. Cook and stir, adding the remaining beer, until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 20 to 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  3. Shred chicken in the skillet using 2 forks and serve in corn tortillas.

Cook's Note:

For a milder taco, cook only the marinated chicken breast, do not cook with chipotles. Dos Equis(R) is my favorite beer to do this with, but I'll use whatever we have at hand without losing too much of the flavor.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

392 Calories
9g Fat
25g Carbs
47g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 392
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 266mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 47g
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 371mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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