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Spicy Chicken Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Warm flour tortillas filled with flavorful and spicy chicken. The sweetness of the pineapple salsa balances the spiciness.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken, salsa, tacos
Servings: 6


Pineapple Salsa

  • 1 cup pineapple tidbits
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 cup Roma tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 2 juice of limes
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 diced jalapeƱos optional

Spicy Chicken Tacos

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne add as much as you'd like, I use about 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • salt to taste
  • fajita sized tortillas


  • Add all pineapple salsa ingredients to bowl. Mix and cover. Then set in refrigerator until time for use. Make sure to do this first. The longer the ingredients hang out, the better the flavors will come together. It's best to do this the night before serving, but you don't have to.
  • Chop chicken into small bite-size pieces. Set aside
  • Mix spices for chicken. Set aside.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Then add chicken and spice mix. Stir until chicken is evenly coated with spices.
  • Stir often to ensure that the chicken doesn't stick to the pan and the chicken pieces don't stick together. Cook chicken for 6-10 minutes.
  • When chicken is just fully cooked, squeeze the juice from half a lime over the chicken, then turn off the heat and cover for 10 minutes.
  • Warm tortillas per directions on the package
  • Assemble tacos. Serve with black beans and rice or your favorite sides.