Ruby Tuesday Baja Chicken Tacos Recipe


For the chicken:

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For the toppings:

  • 8-10 small flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro (optional)

For the sauce:

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup ranch dressing
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce (or to taste)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice


  • Make the spice mix: In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Season the chicken: Coat the chicken strips evenly with the spice mixture.
  • Cook the chicken: Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 5-7 minutes per side, or until fully cooked through and slightly browned.
  • Warm the tortillas: Warm the tortillas in the microwave for a few seconds or briefly over a gas flame, making them soft and pliable.
  • Make the sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream, ranch dressing, hot sauce, and lime juice. Adjust hot sauce to your preferred level of spiciness.
  • Assemble the tacos: Place some cooked chicken on each tortilla. Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, diced red onion, shredded cheese, and cilantro (if using). Finish with a generous drizzle of the sauce.
  • Serve: Enjoy your Ruby Tuesday Baja Chicken Tacos immediately!


  • Spicy kick: Add some sliced jalapeños for a spicier version.
  • Lime wedges: Serve with lime wedges for an extra squeeze of citrus.
  • Make it a meal: Serve these tacos with sides like rice, beans, or a simple salad.


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