Easy Chipotle Chicken Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

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Easy Chipotle Chicken Tacos perfect for a quick healthy dinner. These Smoky Chicken Tacos are topped with a fresh pineapple salsa and avocado – they’re sure to be a hit with the family and come together in 30 minutes!

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Chipotle Chicken Tacos

By now you should know I’m obsessed with all things tex-mex! I’m a sucker for guacamole and could live on tacos and margaritas if my body let me. Can I get an amen?

I think part of the reason I’m such a fan of tex-mex food is it’s easy to make a healthy meal with a few simple items. I use all fresh ingredients, spices from my pantry and viola – the recipes turn out every time and usually only takes about 30 minutes to make. That’s what we call a mom score! (insert fist pump emoji)

Today’s recipe is no different. These tacos are filled with a smoky spice rubbed chicken breast that I chop up, fresh pineapple salsa, creamy avocado and then salty queso fresco. They are absolutely delicious!

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How much Chicken do I need for Tacos?

Typically, if you are serving a family of four you will need about 1 pound of chicken breast. Once cooked or grilled you can chop it up or shred it to make the meat go a little further.

What’s in Chicken Taco Seasoning?

A classic Chicken Taco Seasoning has a lot of your basic seasonings – salt, pepper, garlic powder, cumin and paprika. Today’s recipe I use my homemade Smoky Chipotle Seasoning from the Chicken Spice Rub post I did a couple weeks ago. To help the spice rub really adhere to the chicken and create a nice sear, I mix the spice rub with avocado oil and rub it on the chicken. The oil turns the spice rub into more of a paste and oh my goodness is it good!

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How do you make Chicken Tacos?

  1. Preheat a grill to medium high heat, approximately 375-400 degrees F.
  2. To a small bowl, add 1 tablespoon of Smoky Chipotle Seasoning (get recipe here) and avocado oil. Stir together. Rub seasoning on chicken breast.
  3. Rub grill grates down with oil or spray with cooking spray. Place seasoned chicken breasts on grill. Grill each side for 4-6 minutes depending on the thickness.
  4. Remove from grill and let sit for 5 minutes. Chop up and set aside.
  5. To assemble tacos: each tortilla or lettuce wrap add 1/3 cup of chopped chicken and your toppings. Serve.

What toppings for Chicken Tacos?

If you want to go the classic route, I would use a regular pico de gallo, shredded lettuce and avocado. If you want something a little more “special,” make a mango or pineapple salsa, or an authentic onion and cilantro salsa then top the tacos with avocado. Avocado always balances things out and brings all the ingredients together for one cohesive dish.

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I’m pretty sure these easy chicken tacos will be a new staple around our house, I’m in love with the flavors because it has a mixture of savory, sweet and spicy. It’s literally a flavor bomb in your mouth and only takes 30 minutes to make! Woot Woot!

I cannot wait for you guys to try it! Totally let me know what you think.

Bon Appetit friends!

What should I serve with Tacos?

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Easy Chipotle Chicken Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10 tacos 1x
  • Category: Gluten Free, Chicken,
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Easy Chipotle Chicken Tacos perfect for a quick healthy dinner. These Smoky Chicken Tacos are topped with a fresh pineapple salsa and avocado – they are sure to be a hit with the family and come together in 30 minutes!


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Ingredients

Smoky Chipotle Chicken:

Pineapple Salsa:

  • 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
  • 1/3 cup finely diced red pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely diced jalapeno
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • salt to season

Tacos:

  • 1/4 cup crumbled queso fresco
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 10 tortilla or lettuce wraps

Instructions

For the Pineapple Salsa:

  1. To a medium bowl add pineapple, red pepper, red onion, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, lime juice and salt. Using a spoon mix everything together and set aside.

Smoky Chipotle Chicken:

  1. Preheat a grill to medium high heat, approximately 375-400 degrees F.
  2. To a small bowl, add 1 tablespoon of Smoky Chipotle Seasoning (get recipe here) and avocado oil. Stir together.
  3. Rub seasoning on chicken breast.
  4. Rub grill grates down with oil or spray with cooking spray. Place seasoned chicken breasts on grill. Grill each side for 4-6 minutes depending on the thickness.
  5. Remove from grill and let sit for 5 minutes. Chop up and set aside.

Assemble Tacos:

  1. To each tortilla or lettuce wrap add 1/3 cup of chopped chicken, 1/4 cup pineapple salsa, 1 tablespoon of queso fresco and a couple avocado slices.
  2. Serve!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 tacos (nutrition does not include tortilla or lettuce wrap)
  • Calories: 214
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 474 mg
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 20 g
  • Cholesterol: 48 mg

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