Chicken Tacos with Mango-Pineapple Salsa


Chicken Tacos with Mango-Pineapple Salsa // Tried and TastyThis past weekend I got together with some of my very best friends. We try to get together monthly to make dinner, play games, chat until our hearts content, laugh until our bellies ache and of course take a zillion pictures (because that’s what we like to do). The goal when we get together is to try and make something new each time. It’s been a couple of years and I don’t think that as of yet we’ve repeated a single dish. Some have been extreme, others have been more simple. Some not-so-healthy, others healthy. These chicken tacos are probably in the top five (if not #1) favorite dish we’ve made to date. They are so light, so fresh, simply put: they are wonderful. Want to know what I love most about them? They are HEALTHY! Want to know what I love second most about them? They are gorgeous. I know I’ve told you before – but I LOVE pretty food. Remember that Three Bean Salad with Corn and Peppers I made a couple of weeks ago? I love pretty food.

Chicken Tacos with Mango-Pineapple Salsa // Tried and Tasty

Chicken Tacos with Mango Pineapple Salsa

Serves 6
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391 calories
46 g
73 g
13 g
29 g
2 g
320 g
279 g
13 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 391
Calories from Fat 109
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 73mg
Sodium 279mg
Total Carbohydrates 46g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 13g
Protein 29g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Mango Pineapple Salsa
  1. 1 1/2 c. fresh pineapple, diced
  2. 1 whole mango, peeled & diced
  3. 1/3 c. finely chopped red onion
  4. Juice of 1 lime, plus extra if desired
  5. 1-2 avocado, diced
  6. 1/3 bunch of cilantro, torn or chopped
  7. Salt, to taste
  8. Chicken Tacos
  9. 1 whole rotisserie chicken, shredded
  10. 1-2 tsp. cumin
  11. juice of 1 lime
  12. 2 tbsp. water
  13. salt & pepper to taste
  14. 12 corn tortillas
  1. Prep Mango Pineapple Salsa: Lightly mix together all ingredients except avocado and cilantro. Allow to sit while prepping the chicken and tortillas.
  2. Once your chicken is shredded, in a large pan heat together with cumin, lime juice, water, salt and pepper. Stir occasionally and keep on low.
  3. You can warm the tortillas on the stovetop as well in a skillet, but do not cover them with a lid. The steam will create a soggy corn tortilla. Or, you can microwave them for approx. 20 seconds or until warm.
  4. Serve warm tortillas with seasoned chicken; top with mango-pineapple salsa and avocado. Sprinkle with cilantro. Optional: squeeze lime wedge over finished prepared taco.
  1. [My 2 Cents]
  2. I mentioned to my Facebook fans how much I didn't enjoy shredding the chicken by hand, and received some great tips. I had tried with a chunk of the chicken to shred it in my food processor but I ended up with pulverized chicken bits that resembled cat food. Not exactly what I was going for. I've since learned that you can shred chicken with your kitchen aid mixer. I think I've seen that tip floating around Pinterest but forgot all about it when it came time to needing it [isn't that how it always goes].
  3. Another way you can serve these is rather than mixing together your mango-pineapple salsa you can arrange each of the toppings in a separate bowl. That way everyone will have the freedom to chose what toppings they want/don't want on their taco. Enjoy!
Adapted from Butter with a side of Bread
Tried and Tasty
Chicken Tacos with Mango-Pineapple Salsa // Tried and Tasty

Chicken Tacos with Mango-Pineapple Salsa // Tried and Tasty

Chicken Tacos with Mango-Pineapple Salsa // Tried and Tasty

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15 comments about “Chicken Tacos with Mango-Pineapple Salsa

    1. Yvonne

      I just picked it up at a neighborhood Walmart – I had pretty good luck with both fruits I picked up. Surprisingly, since neither the mango or the pineapple are in season!

    1. Yvonne

      Oh yay! Thanks for taking the time to let me know! So glad you loved them. I think they are phenomenal!

  1. Lauren (@mayla2326)

    Can’t wait to try this… just found your blog and I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot in recipes. Everything looks great! I’m making your baked egg breakfast now. Thanks so much!

  2. Brenda

    I love your sight. Every recipe I have tried has been a great success. Cannot wait to make this one tonight. Thanks

    1. Yvonne

      Oh thank you so much! Hope you love it as much as I do – appreciate you stopping by and commenting!

  3. Kristin

    Have you tried grilling the pineapple first?? I am considering making this tonight, but grilling the pineapple for my salsa just wondering if anyone else has tried it!!

    1. Yvonne

      I haven’t, but I think that’s a fantastic idea – I LOVE grilled pineapple, so I KNOW it would be good! Great idea 🙂