Chicken Tacos with Pineapple Salsa


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.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 cup tomatoes, seeded and diced

  • 1 medium red onion, diced, divided

  • 1 cup diced fresh pineapple

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 8 (7 inch) tortillas, or more as needed

  • 1 cup shredded lettuce

  • 8 dashes Sriracha sauce, or more to taste (Optional)


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

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

  5. 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.

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

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

299 Calories
5g Fat
38g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 299
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 491mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 34mg 172%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 533mg 11%

* 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.

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