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Chicken tacos with pineapple salsa recipe

Chicken tacos with pineapple salsa recipe

5 ratings

These chicken tacos are sunshine on a plate. Chicken mince and peppers are flavoured with coriander and lime, then topped onto tortillas with a tangy pineapple salsa. You can make the chicken mixture up to 24 hours in advance – keep it covered in the fridge and reheat before serving. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 495 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil​
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 red peppers, cut into 1cm pieces
  • 500g 5% fat chicken mince
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed​
  • 2 tsp ground cumin​
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika​
  • 10g fresh coriander, leaves and stems separated and finely chopped plus extra to serve
  • 1 lime, finely zested, plus wedges to serve
  • 180g red cabbage, finely shredded
  • 8 mini plain tortilla wraps
  • 80g soured cream, to serve

For the pineapple salsa

  • 200g fresh pineapple, skinned, cored and finely chopped
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 10g fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 lime, juiced​
If you don't have any limes, try a lemon instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    18g 25%
  • Saturates

    6g 29%
  • Sugars

    16g 17%
  • Salt

    1g 17%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 47.6g Protein 32.1g Fibre 8.1g


1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat and fry the onion and peppers for 8-10 mins until soft, then add the chicken mince for another 6-7 mins until cooked through, browned and most of the liquid has evaporated.

2. Stir in the garlic, spices and coriander stems for another min, then season well. Stir in the lime zest and chopped coriander leaves.

3. Meanwhile, mix all of the ingredients together for the pineapple salsa in a small bowl and set aside.

4. Top the tortillas with the chicken, shredded cabbage and reserved coriander leaves. Serve with a dollop of the pineapple salsa, soured cream and lime wedges to squeeze over.

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