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Grilled Chicken Tacos with Mango Salsa, cabbage slaw, and chipotle sour cream - a fresh, vibrant, and unique take on tacos!
Grilled Chicken Tacos with Mango Salsa
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 people
Author: Julia
For the Chicken
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts see note*
  • 2 tablespoons tequila optional
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
For the Mango Salsa:
  • 2 mangos peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely chopped
  • 1 large jalapeno seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 small clove garlic optional
  • 1 pinch sea salt to taste
For the Cabbage Slaw:
  • 3 cups red cabbage thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt to taste
Chipotle Sour Cream:
For Serving:
  • corn or flour tortillas
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
Prepare the Chicken:
  1. Add all ingredients for the chicken to a zip lock bag and shake well to combine. Marinate in the refrigerator at least 1 hour, up to 10.

  2. When you're ready to grill the chicken, preheat your grill to a medium-high setting. Place the chicken breasts on the preheated grill and grill 3 minutes, until dark grill marks appear. Flip and grill another 3 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through (the internal temperature should reach 160 degrees F, and the chicken should feel firm when poked).

  3. Transfer chicken to a cutting board and allow it to rest 10 minutes before slicing.

Make the Mango Salsa:
  1. Add all ingredients for the salsa to a mixing bowl and stir well to combine. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Make the Cabbage Slaw
  1. Add ingredients for the slaw to a mixing bowl. Use your hands to massage the lime juice into the cabbage until the cabbage turns a brighter purple, about 2 to 3 minutes. This process helps break down the fibers in the cabbage and makes it easier to chew. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Prepare the Chipotle Sour Cream
  1. Add ingredients for the chipotle sour cream to a small bowl and stir until well-combined. Taste for flavor and add more sea salt and/or chopped chipotle chilis to taste. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Make the Tacos
  1. Heat the tortillas in the microwave or on the stove top. Smear each tortilla with desired amount of chipotle sour cream, then top with cabbage slaw, sliced grilled chicken, and mango salsa. Serve with sliced avocado and cilantro if desired.

Recipe Notes

*You can also use 2 to 3 pounds bone-in chicken pieces like thighs and drums