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Poblano Pepper and Chicken Soft Tacos

A quick and easy meal for any day of the week.

Poblano Pepper Chicken Tacos

Quick and easy boneless skinless chicken breast recipes are the best on busy days or just when the chef doesn’t feel like cooking a big meal.

These soft tacos are made with sautéed poblano and serrano peppers, shallots (or onion if preferred), chicken and warm corn tortillas.

Poblano Pepper Chicken Tacos

Then they’re served topped with thinly sliced green cabbage, sliced tomatoes and salsa.

Poblano Pepper Chicken Tacos

Squeeze some fresh lime juice on top and dinner is served.

These tacos taste wonderful with any type of salsa.

Here are some homemade salsa recipes you may like “Cilantro and Garlic Salsa“, “Roasted Garlic Tomato Salsa” and “Pico de Gallo“.

Serve these tacos with “Chipotle Lime Tortilla Chips” and a “Cherry Basil Margarita“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Soft Taco Ingredients

Corn tortillas, salsa, skinless boneless chicken breasts, poblano pepper, tomato, shallot (or small onion), Serrano pepper, lime, green cabbage, and…

Spices for Soft Tacos

olive oil, ground black pepper, granulated garlic, and salt

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

Cut Poblano Peppers

Cutting the Peppers and Shallot – Remove the seeds from the poblano pepper and cut it into strips.

Cut Slices of Shallot

Next, cut the shallot or a small onion into slices about ½ inch thick.

Cut Jalapeno Pepper

Then remove the stem and seeds from the Serrano pepper and slice it widthwise.

Set the cut vegetables aside for a moment.

Cut Chicken Breast

Cutting the Chicken – Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces.

Cooking the Peppers, Shallot and Chicken:

Heat Skillet on Medium Heat

Heat a large skillet on medium heat,

Add Olive Oil in Pan

…add olive oil,

Poblano Pepper and Shallots in Pan

…poblano peppers, and shallot (or onion).

Shallots and Poblano Pepper in Pan

Stir the poblano peppers and shallots together in the olive oil.

Stir Shallots and Poblano Pepper

Move the vegetables over to the sides of the pan to make room in the middle for the chicken.

Add Chicken to Pan

In the middle of the pan, add the chicken…

Add Jalapeno in Pan

…and Serrano pepper.

Add Garlic in Pan

Then add granulated garlic…

Add Pepper in Pan

and pepper.

Stir Chicken in Pan

Next,

Stir Chicken in Pan

…stir together.

Add Salt to Pan

Add salt and…

Chicken and Poblano Pepper in Pan

…stir.

Chicken and Poblano Pepper in Bowl

Once the chicken is thoroughly cooked, transfer the ingredients to a plate or bowl and set aside.

Making the Soft Tacos:

Sliced Cabbage and Tomato

Slice tomatoes and thinly slice green cabbage.

Warming the Corn Tortillas – On a medium size microwavable plate, place the corn tortillas and warm them up in the microwave just long enough to make them soft (about 25 seconds).

Right after removing them from the microwave, turn them over so the bottom side doesn’t get wet from the steam.

Chicken on Soft Tortilla

Set the warm corn tortillas on a serving plate and add the chicken mixture in the middle of each tortilla.

Cabbage on Soft Taco

Top with cabbage,

Tomato on Soft Taco

…tomato…

Lime Juice on Soft Taco

…fresh lime juice…

Salsa on Soft Taco

Salsa on Soft Taco

and salsa.

Chicken Soft Taco

Time to eat…

Chicken Poblano Pepper Soft Taco

…and enjoy…

Poblano Chicken Soft Taco

…each spicy bite.

Chicken Poblano Soft Taco

Chicken Soft Tacos

Thank you so much for stopping by CCC!

More Mexican Food Recipes You May Like:

One-Skillet Enchilada Sauce Taco Meat

Corned Beef Taquitos with Homemade Avocado Sauce

Slow Cooker Saucy Taco Meat

Jalapeno and Cheese Taquitos

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Poblano Pepper Chicken Tacos

Poblano Pepper and Chicken Soft Tacos

A quick and easy meal for any day of the week.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Poblano Peppers, Soft Tacos, Tacos
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 whole poblano pepper stem and seed removed, cut into widthwise strips
  • 1 whole shallot (or small onion), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 Serrano pepper stem and seeds removed, thinly sliced
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1 whole tomato sliced
  • 1-1/2 cup shredded green cabbage or thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 whole lime cut into quarters (juice from 1 quarter for each taco)

Instructions

  • Cooking the Peppers, Onion and Chicken - Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add olive oil, poblano pepper, and shallot (or onion). Stir.  
  • Move the poblano pepper, and shallot to the outsides of the pan to make room in the middle of the pan for the chicken. 
  • In the middle of the pan, add the chicken and Serrano pepper. Then add the granulated garlic, pepper, and salt. Stir the ingredients together.
  • Once the chicken is thoroughly cooked, transfer the ingredients to a plate or bowl and set aside. 
  • Warming the Corn Tortillas - On a medium size microwavable plate, place the corn tortillas and warm them up in the microwave just long enough to make them soft (about 25 seconds).  
  • Right after removing them from the microwave, turn them over so the bottom side doesn't get wet from the steam.
  • Making the Soft Tacos - Set the warm corn tortillas on a serving plate and add the chicken mixture in the middle of each tortilla. 
  • Top with sliced cabbage, tomato, lime juice (juice from a quarter of the lime for each taco), and salsa.
  • Serve while warm.
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10 Comments

  1. These look great! My kids to taco night frequently and would love this 🙂
    Hope you had a great Cinco de Mayo!

  2. These look amazing and I love the step by step pictures, makes it really nice to follow the recipe. I will definitely have to try this delicious and healthy recipe

  3. Nancy, this look ah-may-zing! What a delicious, zippy recipe for Saturday! I have never seen corn and wheat tortillas but I am totally in LOVE with the idea! YUM!

  4. I can smell it here. Looks very tasty and delicious. Drooling and hungry, definitely will try this recipe =)

  5. I really like what you have come up with here. Authentic mexican cuisine is much like this rather than the cheese and sauce laden Tex Mex food! These are lightly seasoned and made with healthy southwestern veggies, which definitely gets a thumbs up from me. Enjoy the rest of the day!

  6. These look fabulous!!! Simple, yet full of marvelous flavor…yum!