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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Tropical Tacos

Tacos are always a favorite around here. But for me...one of my favorite ways is to slather a chicken taco with fruit! I LOVE IT!! If you're a fruit/meat kind of person then here you go...and you're welcome. These are so simple to make and the best part is this: if you have any fruit salsa leftover, break out the tortilla chips because it's yummy that way too!

Tropical Tacos

2 chicken breasts ~ pounded thin
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup diced, fresh pineapple
1 mango ~ diced
1 - 2 jalapenos ~ seeded and diced
1/2 cup diced red onion
1/4 (or more) chopped cilantro
3 tablespoons orange juice
Juice of 1 lime
2 teaspoons oil
Shredded lettuce
Cotija cheese (found in the refrigerator section)
Flour tortillas

In a small bowl, combine the diced fruit, jalapeno, onion, lime juice, orange juice, oil, cilantro and salt and pepper. Set aside in the fridge to chill.

Heat a grill pan or your outside grill. (I used my Foreman grill.)

Pound chicken thin between two pieces of waxed paper or plastic wrap. Season with salt and pepper.

Grill chicken until done and juices run clear.

Allow meat to sit for 5 minutes.

Dice chicken.

Build tacos starting with the shredded lettuce then diced cooked chicken then fruit salsa.

Sprinkle lastly with Cotija cheese. 

Who's hungry for tacos? 
Who's hungry for tacos?

Mix together the diced fruit, jalapeno, onion, lime juice, orange juice, oil, cilantro and salt and pepper. Set aside in the fridge to chill. 
Mix together the diced fruit, jalapeno, 
onion, lime juice, orange juice, oil, 
cilantro and salt and pepper. 
Set aside in the fridge to chill.

Pound the chicken breasts thin, between waxed paper or plastic wrap. 
Pound the chicken breasts 
thin, between waxed paper 
or plastic wrap.

Season then grill! 
Season then grill!

Allow to rest the dice. 
Allow to rest the dice.

Build your tacos! Enjoy! 
Build your tacos! Enjoy!


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