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Fish Tacos with Chipotle Ranch Sauce

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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

Fish Tacos with Chipotle Ranch Sauce

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

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.

Ingredients

For Fish Tacos:

  • 1 box or bag of frozen crispy fish tenders, we used Van de Kamp's
  • Shredded lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, whatever you want on the tacos
  • Taco Shells

For the Chipotle Ranch Sauce:

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

Instructions

For the Chipotle Ranch Sauce:

  1. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. Grab a taco shell. Place shredded lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and whatever else you'd like inside the taco shell.
  3. Top with the cooked fish tenders. And then drizzle the Chipotle Ranch Sauce over all of it.
  4. Enjoy!!

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DB-The Foodie Stuntman @ Crazy Foodie Stunts

Friday 4th of April 2014

Yep. Been there running around like a headless chicken trying to improvise dinner. Thankfully you pulled it together and it looks delicious!

Nicole Cook

Saturday 12th of April 2014

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!

Shaina

Friday 4th of April 2014

I love anything with chipotle, I would love to have this on my dinner rotation :)

Nicole Cook

Saturday 12th of April 2014

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!! :)

Family Foodie

Friday 4th of April 2014

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.

Nicole Cook

Saturday 12th of April 2014

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? xoxo

Renee

Friday 4th of April 2014

I've made your ranch dressing and I can't wait to make the chipotle version now. Yum!

Nicole Cook

Saturday 12th of April 2014

Me and my ranch, right? I hope you do try the chipotle version, so good, and so great on so many different things! Happy weekend Renee!

David @ CookingChat

Friday 4th of April 2014

I just had some good fish tacos at a restaurant recently and was thinking I needed to make some soon. I think I found my recipe!

Nicole Cook

Saturday 12th of April 2014

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!

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