Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Chipotle Chicken Tacos with Mango Salsa

3 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
2 teaspoons minced chipotle chiles in adobo sauce*
1 teaspoon adobo sauce from chiles
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon canola oil
4 (8-inch) fat-free or low-fat whole wheat tortillas
1/4 cup crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese

1 mango, chopped
2 plum tomatoes, seeded, chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons finely chopped seeded deveined jalapeƱo chile
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Place chicken in shallow pan. Combine chipotle chiles, adobo sauce, cumin and 1/2 teaspoon salt in small bowl; spread over both sides of chicken. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes or overnight.
2. Combine all mango salsa ingredients in medium bowl. (Salsa can be made 4 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)
3. Heat nonstick grillpan over high heat until hot; brush with oil. Add chicken; reduce heat to medium. Cook 9 to 12 minutes or until no longer pink in center, turning once. Remove chicken. Cover loosely with foil; let stand 3 minutes before slicing diagonally.
4. Meanwhile, warm tortillas on same grillpan over medium heat 1 minute or until pliable, turning once. Top tortillas with chicken, 1/2 cup of the mango salsa and cheese. Serve with remaining salsa.

TIP *Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce can be found in the Hispanic section of the supermarket. Remove veins and seeds for less heat. Refrigerate remaining chiles for about 1 week.

Makes 4 tacos

PER TACO: 275 calories, 6.5 g total fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 25 g protein, 31.5 g carbohydrate, 60 mg cholesterol, 890 mg sodium, 5 g fiber

Today's Tip: Storing Breadcrumbs
Freshly made breadcrumbs will keep for a week or more in a tightly closed jar in the refrigerator, or in the freezer for up to six months. Really dry or toasted breadcrumbs will keep for a couple of weeks in a tightly covered jar in the cellar or in a cool, dry, airy cupboard. If you live in a drier climate, you may even be able to keep them longer; if you live in a humid climate, you'll probably see that they don't last as long.


  1. Great Recipe! I'm going to try the mango salsa!!!!

  2. now that sounds good! seems like a great summer meal.