Baked Fish Tacos with Chipotle Lime Cream Sauce

  • Author: Kylie Lato
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 tacos 1x


In 30 minutes you can have these hearty, healthy fish tacos on the dinner table! Skip the calories of fried fish tacos for the fresh flavors and healthy ingredients of these baked fish tacos. 




  • 1 lb. cod or mild white fish¬†
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • 8 corn tortillas


  • 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


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place fish fillet onto a parchment lined baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
  3. In a small bowl combine all spices including a large pinch of Kosher salt and pepper.
  4. Sprinkle fillet with spices. 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. Flake fish into bite size pieces and divide evenly between tortillas.
  7. Top with a drizzle of chipotle lime cream sauce and pico de gallo and enjoy!


Use fresh fish! I live in Wisconsin, so I get it; you can’t always get super fresh fish. But try to get the freshest you can find. We have a grocery store in my city that always has a relatively fresh selection so I usually use whatever white fish they’re selling that’s wild caught (as opposed to farm).

Season. Season. Season. Don’t be afraid of salt. While we do have a lot of other spices going on in this dish, 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. 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.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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