Easy Sweet Chili Fish Tacos Recipe

These super delicious easy sweet chili fish tacos are perfect for the next time you’re in need of a quick family dinner, or whenever you’re in need of a quick dish that is sure to impress any guests.

Easy sweet chili fish tacos recipe, a quick and easy 20 minute dinner recipe, weeknight dinner recipeWhenever I think of fish tacos, I think of sitting at a table on an outdoor patio with a warm summer breeze in the air. Fish tacos are such a nice light and refreshing dish: delicate flavorful fish with a sauce and then a nice cooling crunch from the slaw, and topped with a squeeze of lime. Super delicious bite after bite.

Gorton's Go Saucy! Sweet Chili TendersSurprisingly, I had never made fish tacos at home. And these days, with a new baby, chances of me going and eating fish tacos mid-week at on a patio are pretty slim.

Gorton's Seafood Sweet Chili TendersAs I was doing some grocery shopping, I was going to buy some fish sticks (I’ll admit I’m a total sucker for some fish sticks with tons of lemon juice squeezed over them) and came across a new product: Gorton’s Go Saucy! Sweet Chili Tenders. Sweet chili sauce is one of my faves, so I got some of the tenders to try out.

Sweet chili fish tacos with a creamy slaw They’re super delicious. They’re pollock tenders that come with sauce packets that one can dip/toss/or glaze with fish with. As soon as I had the sweet heat, I thought of how perfect they would be for fish tacos, and that’s how I cam up with the recipe.

Easy sweet chili fish tacos recipe, a quick and easy 20 minute dinner recipe, weeknight dinner recipe, Taco Tuesday recipeWhat I love about using the sweet chili tenders is that the fish cooks super quickly (17 minutes) and the sauce is already provided, so all you have to do is make the slaw and heat up some tacos. Dinner is ready is under 20 minutes, and it’s a great dish for sharing or making when you have guests over!

Easy sweet chili fish tacos recipe, a quick and easy 20 minute dinner recipe, weeknight dinner recipe, Taco Tuesday recipeNext time you’re in need of a quick and easy dinner, these sweet chili tacos are the perfect recipe for you, and you’ll have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Easy Sweet Chili Fish Tacos Recipe
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 package (15 oz) Gorton's Go Saucy! Sweet Chili Tenders
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 cups coleslaw mix (shredded red and green cabbage and carrots)
  • 8 small flour tortilla shells
  • for serving: lime wedges and cilantro
Instructions
  1. Cook fish according to package instructions. When the fish is finished baking, toss in the sweet chili sauce.
  2. While the fish is baking, make the coleslaw mixture. In a bowl combine the lime juice, mayonnaise, jalapeno and cilantro and stir to combine, then add in the dry coleslaw mix and stir.
  3. Warm up the flour tortillas (I did this by putting them in the oven the last 3 minutes the fish was baking)
  4. To assemble the tacos: spoon 2-3 spoonfuls of the coleslaw mix into a taco, top with 1-2 sweet chili covered tenders, then stop with a pinch of cilantro and a squeeze of a lime wedge. Repeat for all tacos, then serve and enjoy!
This post is brought to you by my partnership with Gorton’s. As always, all thoughts and opinions are mine alone. Thank you for supporting the brands that make the SweetPhi blog possible. 

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  • Sues
    Reply

    I already love fish tacos, but am OBSESSED with the idea of sweet chili fish in tacos!! These look sooo tasty!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thank you so much! The sweet chili sauce really amps up the flavor and gives fish tacos a nice little kick! Plus they’re so easy to make 🙂

  • Shawnna Griffin
    Reply

    hey girl- these tacos look so tasty!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thank you! These are so nice and easy to make!

  • Stephanie
    Reply

    Yum! I’ll have to look for those tenders the next time I’m at the store.

    My favorite way to make easy fish tacos at home is to the use the Gorton’s Smart & Crunchy filets. And rather than making my own slaw, I purchase a bag of Asian chopped salad in the packaged salad section at the store. Put most of the dressing on the salad and put a little bit on the fish. I usually cut the fish into large chunks before I assemble the tacos. I usually cook three filets for my husband I to share. 1.5 filets seems to be a nice amount of fish for two hearty-sized tacos.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Oh yum, love the sound of what you do with Gorton’s smart and crunchy fillets. I don’t know why I never thought to make fish tacos at home before, these were so easy and delicious 🙂

  • Little Cooking Tips
    Reply

    This is an amazing recipe. Perfect for any busy weekday! We can totally see us having these for lunch/dinner within the next few days, also adding some avocado cubes from a ripe one we have on the countertop:)
    Thanx so much for sharing this sweetie! xoxo

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      This recipe is definitely perfect for busy weeknights! I love the addition of avocado idea, i’ll definitely have to try that next time I make these!

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