Baked Fish Tacos with Chipotle Lime Cream Sauce

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You can have these hearty Baked Fish Tacos on the table in less than 20 minutes with just a few simple ingredients! Skip the heavy, greasy, fried fish tacos for the fresh flavors of this baked fish taco recipe. 


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Chipotle Lime Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon mayo
  • 2 teaspoons diced chiles in adobo
  • juice of 1 lime
  • splash of water
  • kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper

Serve with:


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Pat fish dry with paper towel.
  3. Place fish in a baking dish and drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Sprinkle fillet with cumin, chili powder, garlic, powder, coriander, and a couple large pinches of salt and pepper. Use your hands to gently massage the spices into the fillet.
  5. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  6. While the fish is baking, whisk sour cream, mayo, chiles, lime juice, and water in a bowl until smooth and creamy. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 
  7. Flake fish into bite-size pieces and divide evenly between tortillas.
  8. Add Cilantro Lime Slaw, a drizzle of chipotle lime cream sauce, and top with Pico de Gallo!



  • Season. Season. Season. Don't be afraid of salt. While we do have a lot of other spices going on in these baked fish tacos, salt is going to the key ingredient that brings out all the delicious flavors of every element. So use it moderately - and especially use it in the creamy chipotle lime sauce!
  • Don't go overboard with the taco toppings. Honestly, my 5 Minute Cilantro Lime Slaw Recipe is all you need! I love a variety of colors, flavors and textures in my but it's important to keep it relatively simple or the delicious, tender fish is going to get lost. Try to keep it to fresh veggies and creamy sauce.