Easy fish tacos with chipotle ranch sauce are perfect for a weeknight dinner or menu plan. Spicy, creamy and delicious, these simple tacos are the perfect dinner tonight.

Fish Tacos with Chipotle Ranch Sauce

Some days, I get so busy with work and commitments to others, that I forget to plan dinner. And before I know it, it’s 5:30 and the kids are whining about “what’s for dinner?”.

So I’m standing there in the kitchen more than likely in a bit of a panic, staring in pantries and the refrigerator trying to figure it out. Yeah.

It happens a lot. If you work from home, you might actually understand that. Well, or you have five teenagers and a toddler that keep you running in every direction at any given moment. That too.

These wonderful Fish Tacos with Chipotle Ranch Sauce were born out of one such evening. I was opening cabinet doors, running from one end of the kitchen to the other, trying to throw together a meal.

I found taco shells. Score. I found frozen fish, another score. I immediately realized I had at least the two main ingredients for Fish Taco’s.

Couldn’t be that hard to put together a meal from that.

We had this delicious Chipotle Ranch Sauce in the fridge in a jar from a previous meal. All my blogging friends know I am the Queen of Ranch.  

Can’t even remember who first called me that. Might have been my super awesome, amazing foodie friend Jen who sadly isn’t blogging her delicious recipes anymore. Hey, at least I have FB with her. 😉

Anyway, the Chipotle Ranch Sauce is amazing in these taco’s and they came together in no time. You can add whatever toppings and ingredients you want, too, making this a pretty versatile dish.

Printable Recipe for Fish Tacos with Chipotle Ranch Sauce (down below)

Fish Tacos with Chipotle Ranch Sauce

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Fish Tacos with Chipotle Ranch Sauce

Nicole Cook
Easy fish tacos with chipotle ranch sauce are perfect for a weeknight dinner or menu plan. Spicy, creamy and delicious, these simple tacos are the perfect dinner tonight.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 1058 kcal


For Fish Tacos:

  • 6 fish tenders we used Van de Kamp’s
  • ¼ cup Shredded lettuce tomatoes, cheese, whatever you want on the tacos
  • 6 Taco Shells

For the Chipotle Ranch Sauce:

  • 1 ½ cups ranch dressing
  • 2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce drained


For the Chipotle Ranch Sauce:

  • In your blender, pour in the ranch dressing and then add the chipotle chiles. Blend until smooth. Refrigerate for up to 1 week. (the sauce gets better the longer you let it sit, so if you make it ahead of time, it tastes even better)

For Fish Tacos:

  • Prepare 1-2 fish tenders per person (per taco) as directed on the back of the package. (this took 20 minutes for us) When finished, slice the fish up anyway you’d like to put it in the taco.
  • Grab a taco shell. Place shredded lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and whatever else you’d like inside the taco shell.
  • Top with the cooked fish tenders. And then drizzle the Chipotle Ranch Sauce over all of it.
  • Enjoy!!


Calories: 1058kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 162gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 18gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 403mgSodium: 1068mgPotassium: 3802mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1115IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 176mgIron: 4mg
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    1. I do so love fish tacos. We make them all different ways and with all different fish, but sometimes this way, is just super easy.
      Plus I love changing up the sauces for a different flare each time.
      Thanks for the comment David!

  1. It is so true, every time I hear the word Ranch Dressing — I think of you and Jen!
    Seeing the Food and Wine Conference on this page gets me so excited. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Aw, I think I’m actually honored to be thought of with ranch dressing. It really may be my weakness. haha
      I cannot WAIT for the food and wine conference and I have to admit that making that banner for this post was actually kinda fun and got me totally in the mood.
      Is it July yet?

    1. Shaina, I am a bit of a Chipotle nut too. I just love the subtle spicy that can change to a pure and eye watering spicy depending on how much you use. I think that’s why I like Chipotle peppers so much.
      Thanks for the comment!! 🙂

    1. It’s a horrible feeling when you’re staring down dinner with hungry people and you have no idea what to make haha.
      Thank goodness for leftovers and things that can be thrown together to make a meal, right?
      Thanks for the sweet comment!

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