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Try a new twist on your tacos by balancing sweet and spicy with one of our new favorites: Sweet Sriracha Chicken Tacos! #chickentacos #recipe #sriracha #easy #sweetandspicy
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Sweet Sriracha Chicken Tacos

Try a new twist on your tacos by balancing sweet and spicy with our new favorite Sweet Sriracha Chicken Tacos!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Diet Low Fat
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 tacos
Calories 374kcal
Author Tracy



  • 2 boneless chicken breasts or 1- 1 1/2 lbs bonless thighs
  • 3 tablespoons sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1-2 teaspoons kosher salt

Avocado Cream

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

For Tacos

  • 6 small soft corn or flour tortilla shells
  • 1 - 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • sriracha
  • fresh cilantro


  • Season chicken with kosher salt.
  • In a large sealable plastic bag add sriracha, honey, cumin, paprika, and lime juice.  Seal and use hands to mix it all from the outside of the bag. Season chicken with salt and add chicken to bag, mixing it and coating the chicken.   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.  Remove chicken from grill and let rest for a couple of minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add avocado, sour cream, lime juice, cilantro, and salt to a food processor and cream.  
  • Slice chicken and add to tortillas.  Top with shredded cabbage and drizzles of the avocado cream, sriracha, top with fresh cilantro and enjoy!


Make your own Flour Tortillas and Corn Tortillas!
Use boneless chicken breasts or thighs. 
To make Avocado Cream without a food processor, just be sure to mince up the cilantro very fine and then add all ingredients to a bowl and give a good mash and mix.


Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 1209mg | Potassium: 582mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 427IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 3mg