Chicken-Mango Tacos

Cover recipe- Food Network Magazine, Chicken-Mango Tacos: May 2012

Cover recipe- Food Network Magazine, Chicken-Mango Tacos: May 2012

I have a confession. When it comes to magazines, I’m a bit of a hoarder – especially food magazines. Very often, I find myself drooling over each recipe, creating a to-do list that gets longer with each page that I turn. Just as often, this list tends to get lost among the copious piles of kindergarten artwork and junk mail that line my kitchen island.

While attempting to manage some sort of organization the other day, I came across this  Food Network Magazine that I’d kept lying around for over a year. The cover shot of delicious looking tacos filled perfectly with an assortment of fillings drew me in right away.

This issue has a handy pullout with 50 different variations to choose from. There were so many wonderful flavor combinations, but I decided to go with the Chicken-Mango Tacos. I love pairing sweet, juicy fruit with grilled meat, and these tacos used a Mango salsa that sounded so flavorful with red onion, jalapeno and fresh squeezed lime juice. Read my notes below to see what I thought of this recipe.

Chicken Mango Tacos

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Chicken Mango Tacos

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 8-10 min

Total Time: 25 min

Ingredients:

1 mango, peeled and diced
2 tablespoons minced red onion
2 tablespoons minced scallion
1 teaspoon minced jalapeno
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
salt, to taste
1 pound chicken cutlets
salt, to taste
cayenne pepper, to taste
flour or corn tortillas

Directions:

1. Prepare your salsa: Peel and dice one mango.

2. Mince your red onion, scallion, and jalapeno.

3. Toss together the mango, onion, scallion, jalapeno, lime juice, and salt to your own tastes. Set aside.

4. Season chicken cutlets with salt and cayenne pepper, to taste.

5. Grill until cooked through, about 6-8 minutes.

6. Slice chicken and serve in tortillas with the mango salsa.

Tips:

I added some diced avocado to my salsa, for a little extra color and flavor. Adding some roasted corn would also be a great addition.

Source: Food Network Magazine: May 2012

The results:

These were tasty tacos! The recipe was very easy and did not take much time at all to put together. The sweetness of the mango paired really well with the bite from the red onion and jalapeno. After adding fresh squeezed lime juice over everything it came together perfectly. I even added a bit of fresh avocado for some extra color, besides, you can’t have tacos without avocado, right?

Did this recipe deserve the cover spotlight?

I believe so. It’s a delicious recipe to have on hand for the summer grilling season, and is so quick and easy to put together you’ll be making these again and again. I’m already thinking of the different variations I can make and will be experimenting soon!

Amber is the food blogger and recipe developer behind Sprinkled With Flour, where she shares her fresh and easy recipes with a focus on from-scratch cooking. She's all about getting back to making food with real ingredients, while keeping it easy and delicious. Amber's grandfather was a baker, and you'll see from her recipes that she has a true love for dessert. I guess you could say baking is in her genes!

7 Responses to “Chicken-Mango Tacos”

  1. 1

    Deborah — May 16, 2013 @ 7:52 am

    I have been all about the fruit salsas lately, and these are seriously calling my name. Love!

  2. 2

    Karly — May 16, 2013 @ 11:56 am

    Can you believe I’ve never even had mango salsa? Sad face.

    I’ve gotta try these!

  3. 3

    Lori Lange — May 16, 2013 @ 2:20 pm

    My son is totally enamored with mango- he wants to eat it all the time. Tucking it into tacos is a great idea. I love those little inserts in the FN Mag!

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    Shannon Davies — May 19, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

    I love mango salsa. My father inspired me to experiment with it. What i usually do is that, I mix ripe mangoes and half ripe mangoes. And to complement the colors, I add red and orange tomatoes and cucumber. I also add onion and lemon juice to taste. =)

    I’ll try this one with chicken! Thanks!

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    Faith — May 21, 2013 @ 7:30 am

    I really love the combo of flavors in these tacos! Sounds like a great way to jazz up taco night. :)

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    Tieghan — May 21, 2013 @ 7:34 pm

    Mango salsa rules! I eat that stuff with a spoon! Love these flavors!

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