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Chipotle BBQ Fish Tacos

Easy to make and full of fresh and flavorful ingredients!  Rich tender fish smothered in smokey bbq sauce make for simple yet exciting fish tacos.
Course tacos
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword arctic char, bbq fish tacos, chipotle bbq sauce, fish tacos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 100kcal
Author Lauren


Chipotle BBQ Sauce

  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 chipotle in adobo pepper + 1 teaspoon sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon worcestershire
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Pickled red onions

  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup apple cider vinegar

Chipotle BBQ Fish Tacos

  • 1 pound fillet arctic char or salmon
  • chipotle bbq sauce
  • tortillas
  • pickled red onion

optional topping ideas:


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Lay the filet skin side down on the parchment paper and season with salt.
  • Make the BBQ sauce. In a small sauce pan, combine all the ingredients over medium heat.  Bring to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes occasionally stirring.  If the sauce starts to stick to the bottom of the pan, turn down the heat.  Transfer to a blender or using a hand blender, blend until the chipotle pepper and ingredients are a smooth, thick sauce.
  • Cook the fish. Pour ¾ of the chipotle bbq sauce over the fish and spread with a spatula or the back of a spoon.  Cook the fish in a 400°F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until and internal temperature of 145°F is reached.  While the fish is cooking, prepare any taco toppings you want.
  • Make the fish tacos.  Once the fish is cooked, the flesh of the fillet will easily lift for the skin with a spoon, fork, or knife.  Cut into bite sized pieces and assemble your tacos.


  • For a fast short cut on the bbq sauce, you can take your favorite bbq sauce you already have and simmer it with the chipotle in adobo and 2 tablespoons of water then blend.


Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 272mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 124IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg