Chef Lala’s Cheap Chipotle Tacos

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chicken tomato cheese tacos

Adding spices is an easy, no-calorie way to pump up the taste of any dish. With these intense flavors and at a cost of only $1.82 per serving, Chef Lala's zesty tacos will jumpstart any fiesta. This recipe is great with whole chicken breast, fish, lean pork or shrimp.

Makes 24 tacos


  • 2 lbs chicken breast, boneless and skinless
  • 7 oz chipotle peppers in adobe sauce
  • 12 oz fresh orange juice
  • 4 oz tangerine juice
  • 3 oz brown onion, peeled and sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 24 corn tortillas
  • 4 cups shredded lettuce (optional)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, shredded (optional)
  • 1/2 cup onion, small diced (optional)
  • 1 cup cotija or Mexican skim milk cheese (optional)
  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced (optional)
  • 2 avocados, sliced (optional)
  • 1 cup fresh salsa (optional)


Dice the chicken breast into small squares. Place chicken into medium bowl. Remove chipotle peppers from sauce, chop coarse. In a large bowl combine orange juice, tangerine juice, onions, garlic, pepper, olive oil and chopped chipotle peppers and remaining adobe sauce. Pour mixture over skewers, marinade refrigerated for 2-4 hours. Add salt to marinade just prior to cooking.

Heat non-stick skillet on medium-high heat and cook chicken for 3 minutes on each side or until to desired doneness. Heat tortillas on griddle until pliable. Top with chipotle chicken, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes, cilantro, onions, and fold in half. Serve with salsa, if desired.


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