Sweet Sriracha Chicken Tacos

Try a new twist on your tacos by balancing sweet and spicy with one of our new favorites: Sweet Sriracha Chicken Tacos!
Try a new twist on your tacos by balancing sweet and spicy with our new favorite Sweet Sriracha Chicken Tacos!

Guys. Are you looking for a new taco to toss into your Taco Tuesday rotation?  Then these Sweet Sriracha Chicken Tacos are exactly what you need. 

As anyone who’s been around here at least a little bit knows, we are a taco lovin’ household.  My husband could literally eat tacos every single day and be happy and little M seems to be following suit!  But usually we keep it pretty traditional, chicken or ground beef made with our Homemade Taco Seasoning, Enchilada Sauce, or one of our favorites Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Tacos. 

Try a new twist on your tacos by balancing sweet and spicy with our new favorite Sweet Sriracha Chicken Tacos!

But it was time to try something new.  To branch out.  To expand our taco horizons!  Ok ok, truth be told I really wanted tacos but we didn’t have anything in the house to make any pico de gallo, a necessity for all of the aforementioned tacos. And “running to the store” with a newborn, well, that just doesn’t happen.  So I was left wanting tacos but with only a couple of ripe cherry tomatoes in our garden (I got started waayyy late this year).  But thanks to the inspiration from all knowing Pinterest, these Sweet Sriracha Chicken Tacos were born!

Try a new twist on your tacos by balancing sweet and spicy with our new favorite Sweet Sriracha Chicken Tacos!Also born, this avocado cream sauce… 

Try a new twist on your tacos by balancing sweet and spicy with our new favorite Sweet Sriracha Chicken Tacos!…which I kind of want to put on everything now.

Try a new twist on your tacos by balancing sweet and spicy with our new favorite Sweet Sriracha Chicken Tacos!A pico-less uber tasty taco!  The chicken is marinated in a honey sriracha marinade then grilled.  Topped with simple shredded cabbage, and then generous drizzles of that avocado cream and more sriracha.  Try a new twist on your tacos by balancing sweet and spicy with our new favorite Sweet Sriracha Chicken Tacos!Soooo good. The perfect balance of sweet and spicy on the chicken, with the fresh crunch of the cabbage and cool creamy deliciousness of the avocado cream.  

It received two thumbs up from all the taco lovers in our house and it was a welcome change from our standard taco rotation.  And that avocado cream?  Yup. I may be eating that by the spoonful, now.  Or at the very least it’ll be made for all of our future tacos!

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5 from 7 votes

Sweet Sriracha Chicken Tacos

Try a new twist on your tacos by balancing sweet and spicy with our new favorite Sweet Sriracha Chicken Tacos!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
30 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 3

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • kosher salt

Avocado Cream

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, minced
  • pinch kosher salt

For Tacos

  • 6 small soft corn or flour tortilla shells make your own! https://www.servedfromscratch.com/corn-tortillas-and-chips/ and https://www.servedfromscratch.com/tortillas-tortilla-chips-and-guacamole/
  • 1 - 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • sriracha
  • fresh cilantro

Instructions

  • Season chicken with kosher salt.
  • In a medium bowl mix together sriracha, honey, and lime juice.  Add chicken to a large plastic bag and add sriracha honey mixture.  Put in fridge and let marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to 24 hrs (the longer the better!). 
  • When you're ready to eat, heat grill or grill pan. High for the grill and medium for a grill pan.  Turn grill down to medium and grill chicken until done, approximately 6-7 minutes on each side, until the center reaches 165 degrees.  Note that the marinade will make the skin brown quickly.  
  • Meanwhile, add avocado, sour cream, lime juice, cilantro, and salt to a food processor and cream.  
  • Shred chicken and add to tortillas.  Top with shredded cabbage and drizzles of the avocado cream, sriracha, and fresh cilantro and enjoy!

 

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  • I LOVE a sweet/spicy combo, this actually made my mouth water just reading the name of the recipe, what does that say?! Love the pics too!! I need to make this next week, Mark will die… this is right up his alley! `


  • First…we LOVE tacos. Second…we LOVE chicken. Third ….. we LOVE Sriracha. So this is a winning dish. Fun to make. Fun to eat. Perfect for entertaining too. We love our Mexican themed dinners.


  • Sriracha, honey, and lime are the perfect combo for these chicken tacos! I love taco night and this would be a fantastic way to shake things up. Also perfect for Cinco de Mayo festivities this weekend! Scrumptious all the way!


  • Instead of our pizza night we are going to have a taco night! We love our spices and the combination of sweet and spicy is our favorite. And you can’t have a Tex-Mex flavor without lime in it. This recipe is perfectly flavored. Can’t wait for taco night.


  • OOOh. So much to like about this recipe. I’m always looking for something I can prep in advance and then just throw on the grill. Check. That avocado cream sacue. YUM. Plus, we eat tacos almost every day so a new variation is definitely welcome.


  • The word “Sriracha” always hooks me in. Add to that the word “taco” and yeah. Consider me stoked! These look and sound so so good. I can’t wait to give these a whirl the next time we do Taco Tuesday at home. Such simple ingredients! And I bet that avocado cream adds such a nice cooling factor.


  • We absolutely need to try these tacos! We make tacos about once a week, but my husband always complains that we make the same tacos over and over. I’m loving the spicy Sriracha and that avocado cream sauce!