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Chipotle Lime Tilapia Recipe

Our thinly breaded Chipotle Lime Tilapia is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. It's the perfect introductory fish dish - it doesn't taste "fishy" at all and it's ready in less than 30 minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute meal, 30 minute recipe, easy fish recipe, Tilapia
Servings: 4
Calories: 344kcal


  • Food processor/blender
  • 2 shallow dishes or bowls
  • 9x13-inch Baking Pan


  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 1 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 2 Tablespoons chipotle pepper in adobe sauce
  • ½ cup chunky salsa
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 lime sliced for garnish
  • 1 bunch cilantro for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a food processor or blender, blend chipotle peppers, salsa, and lime juice. Place in a shallow bowl.
  • Place crushed tortilla chips in a separate shallow bowl.
  • Dredge tilapia through the chipotle mixture and then through the tortilla chips. Place the fillets in a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes, until the fillets easily flake with a fork and the edges are browning.
  • Garnish with limes and cilantro before serving.


Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 446mg | Potassium: 700mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 302IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 2mg