Kick up your Taco Tuesday (or Tostada Tuesday) with this easy smoky chipotle marinade. This comes together in minutes, and it is perfect for any preferred protein like chicken or shrimp (both of which are zero points on the WW Freestyle Plan).
The smoky chipotle marinade gets its smokiness from the cumin, paprika, and
Simple Chicken Breast Taco Recipes
I know it is easy to open a packet and sprinkle it all over your chicken. I know it's even easier to open a jar of salsa and cook chicken breasts all day in the crockpot. I've never been a fan of crockpot chicken, but this recipe involved minimal chopping, and it takes no time at all to assemble. The fresh ingredients make this recipe pop, and they elevate this from convenience to indulgence.
I hope I didn't scare you away. Legit, all you are doing is juicing to limes, mincing some garlic, and chopping some cilantro. Sure, this is called my Smoky
If you have a micro-plane, you can grate the garlic cloves instead of chopping. (You can find my recommended micro-plane here, and it's on Amazon and awesome).
Grilled Chipotle Chicken Tacos
This chipotle chicken marinade is a super simple weeknight marinade. What I love most is the versatility of it. I use this chipotle chicken breast in tacos, burrito bowls, salads, my Chipotle Chicken Pasta Salad, and enchiladas. If you've never grilled chicken, check out my how to cook chicken breast guide here.
- 1 tbsp chipotle chili powder (depending on heat preference)
- 3 garlic gloves, minced
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1 tbsp smoked paprika
- ½ tbsp kosher salt
- 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
- 2 limes juiced
- 2 tsp honey
- Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
- Add your protein to the bowl.
- Let your protein marinate for at least 30 minutes, covered, in the refrigerator before grilling or cooking.
Nutritional Information and WW Points reflect marinade only (with 8 servings)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 57Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 210mgCarbohydrates: 15gNet Carbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 3g
Want even more help cooking chicken breasts?
I created a full guide on how to cook chicken breasts using the grill, oven, and air fryer. This comprehensive guide gives you five different ways to season chicken and four ways to cook it.