Chicken tacos with chipotle dipping sauce Recipe

All you need is love and tacos.

Time: 50 minutes
Serves: 4
Recipe by Thando Manyoni


  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 chipotle chilies in adobe sauce, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 4 Chicken fillets
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce
  • 4 tortilla wraps
  • 2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup chilli oil
  • To serve:
  • Pickle red onion
  • Fresh coriander
  • Fresh lime wedges

How To Make Chicken tacos with chipotle dipping sauce

  1. Heat a saucepan to medium heat and melt the butter.
  2. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté for a minute.
  3. Add the oregano, cumin and chilies and sauté to bloom the spices.
  4. Add the tomato paste and flour and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the stock and allow to simmer gently to reduce
    Cook the chicken fillets as per packaging instructions.
  6. Once cooked, slice the fillets into strips and place in a bowl.
  7. Add the BBQ sauce, and a few spoons of the simmering sauce.
  8. Toss to coat
    Assemble the tacos; heat a large skillet.
  9. Brush one tortilla in a generous amount of chilli oil and place in the skillet, oiled side down.
  10. Top the tortilla with cheese, followed by the chicken strips.
  11. Fold over the taco in half using an egg lifter and cook until crispy on both sides and the cheese has melted, flipping over as needed
  12. Season the sauce to taste, place in a dipping bowl and serve with the tacos.
    Place the broth in a bowl and serve the tacos.
  13. Enjoy the tacos by topping with pickled red onion, fresh coriander and dipping into the broth

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