Grilled Chicken wrapped in a corn tortilla topped with a squeeze of lime and beautiful chipotle blackberry sauce. Sweet and smoky with a hint of spice.
So, I’ve been obsessed with chipotle lately. I love the smokiness. I love how the flavor can take basic boring ingredients and make them a note worthy meal. I keep using it to make sauces and then putting it on tacos. No one in my family is complaining. The more tacos I serve, the happier my family is.
These tacos make dinner super fast and easy. I grill the chicken on Sunday and store it in the fridge until we are running like crazy and serve these up. It takes exactly 5 minutes to assemble them. They are great for the day when we go from the bus to gymnastics to home for 15 minutes to swim team.
I have made this sauce with fresh blackberries because they were on sale at Aldi for $1 a pint and I am a sucker for a deal. I have also made it with frozen and that works, too. The blackberries make it sweet, without being overly sweet.
If you want to know a secret, I made the tacos in these photos at 9AM and ate them for breakfast when I was done. So these could probably totally be categorized as brunch, too.
Blackberry Chipotle Chicken Tacos
- 4 corn tortillas
- 1 cup cooked chicken breast chopped
- 1 lime quartered
- 1/2 cup chipotle blackberry sauce recipe below
- pickled onions recipe below
In a skillet over medium heat, warm the tacos until soft and pliable
Top tortillas with chicken breast, a squeeze of lime and a few pickled onions. Serve
Blackberry Chipotle Sauce
- 2 cups fresh blackberries or 2 cups frozen unsweetened blackberries, thawed
- 1 ⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 ⁄4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 chipotle chile in adobo from a can more (to taste)
- 1 tbsp adobo sauce
- 1 tsp salt
Combine all ingredients in a heavy sauce pan and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved and berries are broken down.
Allow to cool before straining sauce through a fine mesh strainer into a small bowl.
You can use more adobo the chilies are packed in if you like. It will make it hotter!
- 1 cup red onion thinly sliced
- 3/4 cup apple cider
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
In a small sauce pan over medium heat, combine apple cider, sugar and salt until sugar and salt are completely dissolved.
Place onions in a mason jar. Pour liquid over onions, cover and refrigerate overnight.