Spicy Pan-sautéed Chipotle Chicken is another one of our core Protein Recipes.
It's one of my favorites not just because it's so fast and easy, but also because it's delicious and super versatile.
When I'm planning my proteins for the week I pick one and then figure out at least two meals that I can make with it. This makes weekly meal planning more manageable – it allows me to cook up one protein that I can use for a few different meals.
For example, this chicken can go right on top of a Beast Bowl, or you can make tacos or burritos, or add it to the enchilada pasta bake for a different spin. Even with similar flavors during the week, this is a far cry from your basic, boring, dry, baked chicken.
A protein gets my ultimate thumbs-up comes when I can eat it right out of the fridge, and it still tastes really good. This chipotle chicken has a sold thumbs-up! I actually ate this chicken right out of the fridge with a handful of raw broccoli the other day.
- 5 tbsp chili powder
- 3 tsp kosher salt
- 3 tsp cumin
- 2 tbsp dried oregano
- 4 tsp onion powder
- 4 tsp coriander
- 4 tsp paprika
- 2-4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp black pepper
- Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Store in an air-tight container.
OUR TACO SEASONING BLEND IS THE FOUNDATION OF THIS RECIPE
After you make a batch of this fantastic taco seasoning spice blend for the chipotle chicken, you can store it in an airtight container and use it anytime you need some quick and spicy flavor.
I've used this spice blend with chicken and ground beef for the fastest tacos you've ever had. Five minutes in a pan, add some greens and avocado, and dinner is served.
Another one of my favorite ways to use this spice blend is to make fajitas. Use a few teaspoons while sautéing your meat and veggies to add a ton of flavor. Add a squeeze of lime and some tortillas, and you have an awesome dinner in 10 minutes!
It really doesn't get any easier than this!
A FEw Other Recipes that Use Our Taco Seasoning Blend
- Dice chicken and season with taco seasoning and salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Set aside.
- Heat oil in skillet on medium-high heat.
- Add chicken to pan. Cook until browned and done inside. Approximately 5-8 minutes.
Do you have a favorite trick for Fast and easy Weeknight meals?
Leave us a comment below and tell us your favorite shortcut or recipe. Try one of our other recipes that uses this easy-to-keep-on-hand spice mix – the enchilada pasta bake is fast and it's definitely man and kid approved!