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Chicken Tacos with Mango Pineapple Salsa

I love the fresh taste of the Mango Pineapple Salsa with these Chicken Tacos.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Chicken Tacos with Mango-Pineapple Salsa
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 221 kcal
Author Yvonne


Mango Pineapple Salsa

  • 1 1/2 c. fresh pineapple diced
  • 1 whole mango peeled & diced
  • 1/3 c. finely chopped red onion
  • Juice of 1 lime plus extra if desired
  • 1-2 avocado diced
  • 1/3 bunch of cilantro torn or chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Chicken Tacos
  • 1 whole rotisserie chicken shredded
  • 1-2 tsp. cumin
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 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.

Recipe Notes

[My 2 Cents]
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].
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

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Tacos with Mango Pineapple Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 221 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Sodium 29mg1%
Potassium 403mg12%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 390IU8%
Vitamin C 42.6mg52%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.