These chicken tacos with homemade pineapple salsa are quickly assembled once you've marinated the chicken. The actual grill time is only about 6 minutes.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine tomatoes, 1/2 cup diced red onion, pineapple, and cilantro in a medium bowl. Add 1 tablespoon lime juice, salt, and sugar; toss to combine. Cover salsa with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

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  • Place the remaining red onion in the bowl of a small food processor. Add juice of one lime and process until finely ground, about 3 minutes.

  • Place chicken strips into a shallow dish. Slather onion mixture over the chicken, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill to high heat, about 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly oil the grill.

  • Cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 3 to 4 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove to a plate.

  • Lightly brown the tortillas on the grill for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Drain the salsa.

  • Thinly slice the chicken, against the grain. Lay tortillas out on plates, top with lettuce, chicken, pineapple salsa, and Sriracha sauce.

Nutrition Facts

299 calories; protein 28g; carbohydrates 38g; fat 4.5g; cholesterol 64.6mg; sodium 491.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2019
made it tonight. very good but didn't really taste pineapple. All we tasted was hot sauce, didn't put that much either. I'll make again and experiment. Read More
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2021
I had intended to make the shredded chicken for taco filling but didn't get around to it before taking off for a long weekend. The salsa tho'? Super tasty and super simple! My family really loved it. Here in Costa Rica, the pineapples are naturally very sweet, so no sugar needed. We ate the pineapple salsa with tortilla chips and plantain chips! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2019
These were really tasty. I cut up the chicken before marinating it. Just cooked the chicken in a pan. The salsa needed some additional salt, but I like my food salty. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2021
My 9 years old son made it for our dinner. This recipe was easy to make and tasty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2019
made it tonight. very good but didn't really taste pineapple. All we tasted was hot sauce, didn't put that much either. I'll make again and experiment. Read More