Your family will thank you when these chicken tacos hit the table. We left the seeds in the jalapeño for a spicy kick; omit them if you prefer a mild salsa.
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup diced peeled mango
1/2 cup diced peeled avocado
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/3 cup prechopped onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon minced jalapeño pepper
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
How to Make It
Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Combine first 4 ingredients; stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt. Rub over chicken. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; let stand 5 minutes. Cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices.
While chicken cooks, combine mango and next 6 ingredients (through jalapeño); stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Heat tortillas according to package directions; top with chicken and salsa.
I loved how fresh and flavorful this tasted. I didn't add the lime or cilantro but sautéed half of the onions with the chicken. I also sliced the chicken and then added the ingredients before cooking. It ensured the flavor was on all pieces. Great recipe. It has been added into my monthly go to meals 😊
This was probably the best chicken taco recipe I've made from this site. I basically made it as written but made a couple of small changes. I doubled the spice mixture and used smoked hot paprika instead of the regular paprika and omitted the red pepper. I then sliced the chicken and tossed it in the spice mixture so more pieces were coated. I also chopped the chicken into small pieces which we find easier to handle in the tortilla. I will definitely make this one again!
I made this exactly as the recipe called, except without Jalepeno (and added a touch of cayenne pepper to the chicken).
I thought the flavors were alright, but the tacos overall were a little dry for me. Felt like it needed a sauce. The salsa comes out more like a pico de gallo so there isn't a lot of juice from it. I'd take itsmeerikat's recommendation and simmer the salsa with the chicken for a few minutes mix up some juicier flavors.
To sum up, I'd make the chicken and salsa again for separate things, but as the sole ingredients of tacos they didn't satisfy me.
These tacos are very good and easy to make. I bought the already prepared mango in a jar which was a little too juicy so it made the salsa a little mushy but overall, the tacos were very tasty. I also bought the prepared pico de gallo which made it even easier.