Sriracha Chicken Tacos - sweet and spicy Sriracha chicken taco recipe | Inspired by Charm
This post is sponsored by Sutter Home through the #SweetonSpice program.

There’s something about serving up a big spread of tacos with fixin’s that just hits the spot this time of year. In fact, it’s one of my go-to meals in the springtime because it’s so easy to pull together. Plus, if you pile your tacos high with lettuce, tomato, and avocado, it’s a fairly well-balanced meal. That’s a win-win in my book! Today, I’m inviting you to join in the taco fun with my recipe for Sriracha Chicken Tacos!

Sriracha Chicken Tacos - sweet and spicy Sriracha chicken taco recipe | Inspired by Charm

In case you’re not familiar with sriracha, it’s a type of hot sauce. It has a unique spicy flavor, and in recent years, it’s become rather trendy.

Sriracha Chicken Tacos - sweet and spicy Sriracha chicken taco recipe | Inspired by Charm

The only thing better than tacos is tacos and wine, and recently, my friends over at Sutter Home hooked me up with a couple bottles of their White Zinfandel. Sutter Home’s White Zinfandel is an excellent sidekick for these Sriracha Chicken Tacos. The heat from the sriracha is perfectly balanced with the refreshing sweetness of the wine. In fact, because this White Zinfandel has a medium level of sweetness, it pairs wonderfully with many Mexican dishes. (You’re salivating, right? I knew it! )

Sriracha Chicken Tacos - sweet and spicy Sriracha chicken taco recipe | Inspired by Charm

Sriracha Chicken Tacos - sweet and spicy Sriracha chicken taco recipe | Inspired by Charm

Okay, now let’s pour a glass and whip up some tacos.

Start by marinating the chicken for 15-20 minutes. (If you’re able to plan ahead, a couple hours would be even better.)

Sriracha Chicken Tacos - sweet and spicy Sriracha chicken taco recipe | Inspired by Charm

While the chicken is marinating, chop and prep the rest of your taco toppings. My suggested toppings are in the recipe, but you’re welcome to add whatever you like.

In addition to the White Zinfandel, there’s also a sour cream sauce that goes beautifully with this recipe. Made from sour cream, honey, lime juice, and cilantro, the sauce helps to cool down the spiciness of the sriracha.

Sriracha Chicken Tacos - sweet and spicy Sriracha chicken taco recipe | Inspired by Charm

Once everything is prepped, pile up your tacos, and pour your wine. Dinner is served!

Sriracha Chicken Tacos - sweet and spicy Sriracha chicken taco recipe | Inspired by Charm

Sriracha Chicken Tacos - sweet and spicy Sriracha chicken taco recipe | Inspired by Charm

I love how all of the elements of these tacos create an amazingly well-balanced dish. And don’t worry. They aren’t overly spicy. In my opinion, it’s the perfect amount of heat. However, feel free to add more or less sriracha to suit your taste.

I know you’re going to love these.

Sriracha Chicken Tacos - sweet and spicy Sriracha chicken taco recipe | Inspired by Charm

Sriracha Chicken Tacos

Makes 6-8 tacos

Here's what you will need:

2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
3 tablespoons sriracha sauce
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons lime juice
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Salt and pepper

6-8 soft taco shells (You can also use hard shells,)
1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and cubed
1 cup, Monterey jack cheese, shredded
1-2 cups mixed greens
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
Sriracha to garnish (Optional)

Sour Cream Sauce:
1/2 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons cilantro, finely chopped
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt

In a large plastic bag, combine the sriracha sauce, honey, lime juice, ground ginger, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix together. Add the chicken, coat with the marinade, and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes or up to 3 hours. The chicken can then be cooked on the grill, in the oven, or in a skillet on top of the stove. Cook the chicken until it is well done and no longer pink inside. When it's slightly cool but still hot, cut it into cubes.

While your chicken is marinating, prepare the sour cream sauce by whisking together the sour cream, cilantro, lime juice, honey, sriracha, and a pinch of salt. Set aside.

Add the hot chicken to the taco shells. Top with cheese, mixed greens, green onions, and avocado; then drizzle with sour cream sauce. (Drizzling with additional sriracha is optional.) Serve immediately.

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Sriracha Chicken Tacos - sweet and spicy Sriracha chicken taco recipe | Inspired by Charm
Sriracha Chicken Tacos - sweet and spicy Sriracha chicken taco recipe | Inspired by Charm

If you love tacos and the combination of sweet and spicy, these guys are for you. Serve them with Sutter Home White Zinfandel for a #SweetonSpice pairing that is guaranteed to impress your guests.

Sriracha Chicken Tacos - sweet and spicy Sriracha chicken taco recipe | Inspired by Charm

Cheers, friends!

 

This post was sponsored the makers of Sutter Home for the Sweet on Spice Program.
The content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Comments

  • Elle at

    These look and sound so good!! Thanks for the recipe.

  • Karen T at

    I am getting the chicken today! These look fabulous. I have most of the condiments/spices on hand, just need the fresh ingredients and that’s what I like about this recipe! Thanks for the wine pairing idea too. Thank you!

  • Sabrina B at

    lovely photos and love the flavors here! Thank you for this, also like the wine pairing and agree, that or rose, sour cream sauce also looks wonderful!

  • slope at

    This looks amazing! I will definately give it a try!
    I hope I will manage as I am not a great cook!

  • Karen T at

    I made this and it was easy and absolutely delicious!. So quick and easy to throw together and I had most of the ingredients on hand! Love the sauce too! I reduced the sriracha in the marinade by 1 tbsp . Because my dad doesn’t like spicy food. I went heavy with cheese and light on chicken with his taco. I did the opposite with my taco. I love how it tastes sweet and then the spiciness gives an after kick. Paired mine with ice cold beer! Thank you for this versatile recipe as I am sure it can be used on shrimp too!

  • JeanR at

    These tacos sound and look wonderful! I’ll need to invite friends over to enjoy them with me, along with the White Zin.

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