Blackened Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Cream Sauce

Blackened Chicken Tacos - Pyrex Dish Oven

The cilantro sauce is what really makes this recipe stand out. That and the tacos shells, which I am famous for and we simply call them the best taco shells ever. We chicken tacos a number of different ways. From Chipotle Chicken Tacos to Shredded Chicken Tacos and Blackened Chicken Tacos, we have done it all. This Blackened Chicken Taco recipe with Cilantro Cream Sauce is by far one of the Greene Family favorites. If you have any questions, please leave your comments or ask questions below.

Blackened Chicken Taco Instructions

Skillet

In a cast iron skillet, turn to high with three to four tablespoons of olive oil. Once your cast iron skillet is smoking hot, you know you are ready. Sear chicken breasts on both sides for 1-2 minutes or until blackened. Once your chicken breasts have been blackened, remove from cast iron skillet and move to Pyrex baking dish.

Oven

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly butter Pyrex baking dish with 1-2 tablespoons of butter. Add your chicken breasts that have been blackened from cast iron skillet. Bake the chicken for 5 – 10 minutes or until the center of the chicken is no longer pink and the juice runs clear.

Chicken Marinade

Blackened Chicken Tacos Ingredients

  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
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  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • 1 Pinch Fresh Thyme
  • 1 Pinch Fresh (Dried) Basil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Marinating Chicken

Blackened Chicken Tacos Marinade

  • Place ingredients into Zip-Lock bag and let it sit at least an hour. Overnight for best results.

Blackened Chicken Taco Sauce

Blackened Chicken Tacos Sauce

  • 1 cup Organic Sour Creme (Wallaby Organic Sour Creme – WOW!!)
  • 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Avacado
  • 1/4 Cup Diced Tomato
  • 1/3 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. Siracha (Siracha Mayo will work)
  • 3 tbsp./ 3 Pinches Cilantro
  • 1 fresh Lime & Zest
  • 1 tbsp. Cumin
  • Cayenne to spice
  • 1 tbsp. Garlic
  • 1 tbsp. Garlic Salt
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Pepper
  • 1 tbsp. Chili Power
  • Lime zest

Blending Blackened Chicken Taco Sauce

Blackened Chicken Tacos Sauce

  • Emulsify all ingredients until silky smooth

Star the Cast Iron Skillet with Bacon Fat

Blackened Chicken Tacos - Bacon Fat

Blackened Chicken Tacos – Add Chicken to Cast Iron Skillet (High Heat)

Add chicken to cast iron skillet on high heat for 1-2 minutes each side or until blackened.

Blackened Chicken Tacos - Cast Iron Skillet

Blackened Chicken Tacos – Covering Chicken

Blackened Chicken Tacos - Covering Chicken

Blackened Chicken Tacos – YUM!

After you are finished with the black chicken in the cast iron skillet, move the chicken to the buttered pyrex dish.

Blackened Chicken Tacos

Blackened Chicken Tacos – Butter in Pyrex Dish

Blackened Chicken Tacos - Butter in Pyrex Dish

Blackened Chicken Tacos – Add Chicken to Butter Pyrex Dish

Blackened Chicken Tacos - Pyrex Dish Oven

Blackened Chicken Tacos – Pull Chicken out of Oven

Blackened Chicken Tacos - Pull Chicken out of Oven

Blackened Chicken Tacos – Chopping Chicken

Blackened Chicken Tacos - Chopping Chicken

Blackened Chicken Tacos – The Fixen’s (Toppings)

Blackened Chicken Tacos - The Fixens

Blackened Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Cream Sauce

Blackened Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Cream Sauce

 

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