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Mango-Pineapple Chicken Tacos


  • 2 medium mangoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed fresh pineapple or canned pineapple chunks, drained
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 small Anaheim peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 pounds bone-in chicken breast halves, skin removed
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 32 taco shells, warmed
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Place chicken in a 6-qt. slow cooker; sprinkle with salt and brown sugar. Top with mango mixture. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until chicken is tender.
  • 2. Remove chicken; cool slightly. Strain cooking juices, reserving mango mixture and 1/2 cup juices. Discard remaining juices. When cool enough to handle, remove chicken from bones; discard bones.
  • 3. Shred chicken with two forks. Return chicken and reserved mango mixture and cooking juices to slow cooker; heat through. Serve in taco shells; sprinkle with cilantro.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

2 tacos: 246 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 582mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch.


Average Rating:
  • Sachin
    Dec 13, 2017

    Great recipe! Slow cooking is great but it can be made a lot healthier. Instead of a crockpot, I used MEC pure clay pot for this recipe. It cooked a lot faster and the flavor was all natural and enhanced. You should try that and I promise you'd never cook in a crockpot again.

  • greatwithoutgluten
    May 31, 2017

    Love the fresh flavors! Will make this recipe again!

  • LaBreque
    Aug 3, 2015

    Absolutely delicious and refreshing on a hot day. These flavors are great together! Love this recipe!

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