Chili Lime Chicken Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

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This taco recipe is like three recipes in one kind of dish with each component coming from Jen at Carlsbad Cravings recipe blog. There are the chili lime chicken and the pineapple salsa recipe, and then there is the avocado crema sauce that binds everything together. Even though you may not want to tackle three dishes, that shouldn’t hinder you from trying this chili lime chicken tacos recipe, because each component is very easy and the chicken a salsa component can be grilled side-by-side. The fruitiness of the pineapple salsa, the tangy spiciness of the chicken breast, and the richness of the avocado crema will make this easy taco recipe the perfect summer dinner.

The easy homemade salsa is a fundamental component to these tacos and should not be missed. The pineapple salsa recipe involves grilling fresh sliced pineapple, bell pepper, jalapeno, and red onion until soft and caramelized. Grilling pineapple concentrates its juiciness and adds a smokiness to whatever recipes it gets used in. Jen recommends using a wooden skewer, which is ideal for the halved onion since it can fall apart when softened. If you choose to use a wooden skewer, always soak it before adding the vegetables and putting on the barbecue or else it may catch fire. Even with soaking, you may find that the skewer will discolor a little bit, but it won’t be anywhere as significant as if you had not soaked it. Also, whenever you use wooden items on the barbecues, like skewers or cedar planks, always have a water-filled spray bottle available in case of flare-ups. This salsa dip recipe is a perfect combination of the smoky flavor from the grill, the sweetness of pineapple, and the earthiness of fresh veggies that you will want to make it as a dip for tortilla chips and not only to adorn this taco recipe.

The avocado is another crucial element because it adds bright green color to the chicken taco recipe, as well as inviting richness that pulls the sweetness and tanginess of the other components together. The avocado cream is super easy because everything is combined in a blender, although a food processor or immersion blender would also work. Avocados are known to have over twenty nutrients making them one of the richest fruits around. Most notably, avocado nutrients include nearly twelve grams of dietary fiber, which counts for almost half of your daily-recommended intake. Where you may prefer slightly firmer avocados for slicing onto sandwiches, this cream recipe is ideal for the avocados that are very soft.

Nutrition Facts for: Chili Lime Chicken Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa from Carlsbad Cravings

Ingredients: Chicken breasts, olive oil, chili powder, chipotle chile powder, ground cumin, smoked paprika, onion powder, salt, pepper, brown sugar, fresh limes, fresh pineapple, red bell pepper red onion, fresh cilantro, ground ginger, avocado, sour cream, mayonnaise, flour tortillas, cheese.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving: Calories 609, Calories from Fat 334, Total Fat 37.1g 57%, Saturated Fat 12.3g 62%, Cholesterol 128mg 43%, Sodium 1106mg 46%, Potassium 857mg 24%, Carbohydrates 31.7g 11%, Dietary Fiber 7.5g 30%, Sugars 8.2g, Protein 40.9g, Vitamin A 40%, Vitamin C 134%, Calcium 21%, Iron 18%

In a world of eye-catching street food, this chicken taco with pineapple salsa recipe will be a welcome addition to the family table. Plus, you can prepare most of it on the grill making this dish ideal for summer entertaining. If serving a crowd, keep a variety of corn tortillas and flour ones depending on everyone’s preferences. Thanks to Jen, the developer of ‘Carl’s Bad Cravings’ recipe blog, for sharing her chili lime chicken tacos with grilled pineapple salsa recipe with us.**

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