Mango-Lime Shredded Chicken Tacos


I put a little spin on a family favorite. While this chicken filling is simmering I fry my corn tortillas until they are nice and crispy! If you like sweet and spicy together, this is a great dinner idea! Fill shells with chicken, lettuce, tomato, fresh cilantro, and your choice of hot sauce. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 25 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 45 mins
16 tacos


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil

  • 1 large white onion, chopped

  • 1 large Anaheim pepper, diced

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 1 cup chicken stock

  • 1 (8 ounce) can peeled whole plum tomatoes

  • 1 (5 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • ¼ cup diced mango

  • 1 large lime, zested and juiced

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon Pasilla chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 16 corn tortillas


  1. Place chicken into a large pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 30 minutes. Transfer chicken to a work surface to cool; shred.

  2. Heat canola oil in a large pot over medium heat; cook and stir onion, Anaheim pepper, jalapeno pepper, and garlic until slightly softened and fragrant, about 8 minutes. Add shredded chicken, chicken stock, tomatoes, tomato sauce, mango, lime juice, lime zest, cilantro, chili powder, cumin, sea salt, black pepper, sugar, and cinnamon; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until chicken filling is reduced, at least 45 minutes.

  3. Fill corn tortillas with chicken filling.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

222 Calories
4g Fat
33g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 222
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 719mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 25mg 123%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 8mg 43%
Potassium 411mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love