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Shredded Chicken Tacos with Mango Salsa

Photo: Justin Walker
Hands-on time 22 mins
Total time 35 mins
Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: 2 tacos)

Look for crema, the Mexican version of sour cream, in Mexican markets or the international aisle of most supermarkets. You could also thin sour cream with 1/2 teaspoon lime juice to make it at home.

Fast, zingy Mexican flavors run bold in these quick shredded chicken tacos. Don't be fooled by the fruity salsa. The jalapeño packs a real punch of heat. It's easy to cut back though. We call for a tablespoon, so reduce it if you don't like the spicy salsa to leave your tongue tingling. Removing all the seeds before you mince the pepper will help reduce the kick, too.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 3/4 cup chopped peeled ripe mango
  • 1/2 cup chopped seeded tomato
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon minced seeded jalapeño pepper
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 1 cup packaged angel hair coleslaw
  • 3 tablespoons Mexican crema

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 284
  • Fat 9.1 g
  • Satfat 2.1 g
  • Monofat 3.7 g
  • Polyfat 2.1 g
  • Protein 22 g
  • Carbohydrate 30 g
  • Fiber 4 g
  • Cholesterol 61 mg
  • Iron 1 mg
  • Sodium 415 mg
  • Calcium 57 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place chicken in a skillet, and cover with water; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil 1 minute. Remove pan from heat; cover and let stand 15 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove chicken from pan; cool slightly. Tear chicken into strips. Combine 2 tablespoons juice, oil, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Add chicken; toss to coat.

  2. Combine mango, tomato, cilantro, and jalapeño in a small bowl. Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon juice and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.

  3. Heat tortillas over medium-high heat directly on the eye of a burner or in a skillet for about 15 seconds on each side or until lightly charred. Top tortillas evenly with chicken mixture, coleslaw, and mango mixture. Top each taco with about 1 teaspoon crema.

Cook's Notes

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