Chicken Jalapeño Tacos with Lime Crema

Spicy, jalapeño-fueled chicken tacos are quick and easy to make using rotisserie chicken. A lime-flavored sour cream sauce is drizzled over the top to tame the heat a bit and give this brightly flavored taco some needed creaminess. Pair these zesty tacos with an ice cold Corona™ Light.
Prep 35 Minutes
Total Time 35 Minutes
Servings 10

Ingredient List

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 medium jalapeño chile, seeded and finely chopped
  • 3 cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken
  • 1 packet (.85 oz) Old El Paso™ Chicken Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 box (5.4 oz) Old El Paso™ Hint of Lime Yellow Corn Stand 'n Stuff Taco Shells (10 Count)
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add 1 cup of the red onion, the garlic and jalapeño chile; cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until softened. Add chicken, taco seasoning mix and water; cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until chicken is heated through. Remove from heat.
  2. Meanwhile, in small bowl, beat sour cream, lime zest and lime juice.
  3. Divide chicken mixture among taco shells. Top with sour cream mixture, tomato, remaining 1/2 cup red onion and cilantro.

Expert Tips

  • Jalapeños can vary widely in heat, so we recommend taking out the seeds and veins, where most of the heat in the chile is stored, so your tacos don’t get overheated. If you like it hot, feel free to leave them in.
  • When handling hot chile peppers, be sure to wear kitchen gloves to protect your hands. Be careful not to touch your face or eyes, as the seeds and membranes of chiles can cause burns. Always wash your hands thoroughly after handling chiles.
  • Any of the Old El Paso™ shredded cheeses would make a nice addition to these tacos.


  • 1 Taco Calories 300 (Calories from Fat 150);  Total Fat 17g (Saturated Fat 7g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 50mg;  Sodium 460mg;  Potassium 220mg;  Total Carbohydrate 23g (Dietary Fiber 3g ,Sugars 4g);  Protein 14g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 6%;  Vitamin C 6%;  Calcium 8%;  Iron 8%
  • Exchanges: 1/2 Starch;  1 Other Carbohydrate;  1/2 Vegetable;  1 1/2 Lean Meat;  2 1/2 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Ratings and Reviews