Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Chipotle Grilled Chicken Tacos with Pineapple Slaw

We grill a lot during the summer months. Usually my husband, the chief griller in the house prefers a big slab of red beef. However, he did enjoy this dish, I think the addition of the Chipotle Chiles helped. As you know, we enjoy a little spice at our house. The chicken will have a little kick and if you think it might be too spicy for you just use less of the Chipotle Chiles. The sweetness of the Pineapple Slaw pairs really well with the chicken. 
Chipotle Grilled Chicken Tacos with Pineapple Slaw
For the Marinade:
1/4  cup Olive Oil
2  limes, juiced (about 6 tablespoons)
4  Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce, chopped, plus 2 tablespoons Adobo sauce
1  tablespoon honey
2  cloves garlic, minced (1 teaspoon)
2  tablespoons minced Cilantro
1/2  teaspoon kosher salt
1/4  teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 - 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts

Other ingredients:
1 can (20 ounce) Pineapple Rings, drained and 1/3 cup juice reserved
1/2  cup mayo or plain yogurt
1/3  cup cilantro, chopped
6  cloves garlic, minced (3 teaspoons)
1  teaspoon kosher salt
1  bunch green onions, sliced
1/3  cup red onion, finely diced
1 bag (16 ounce) Coleslaw Mix
12 corn tortillas

For the Marinade:
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, Chipotle Peppers, Adobo sauce, honey, garlic, Cilantro, kosher salt and pepper. Place the chicken breasts in a ziplock bag and pour in the marinade. Seal and marinate for 2 hours. 

Drain the pineapple rings and set aside on a plate lined with paper towels. In a small bowl, whisk the reserved 1/3 cup pineapple juice, mayo, cilantro, garlic and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine the green onions, red onion and Coleslaw Mix. Pour the dressing mixture over the coleslaw and combine.

Remove chicken from marinade and place on a lightly oiled hot grill with the pineapple slices. Grill the pineapple slices about 3-4 minutes a side. Watch carefully, they can burn easily. When done, remove to a platter a set aside to cool for a few minutes while the chicken finishes cooking. When the chicken is cooked through remove from grill and set aside to rest.

While the chicken is resting, cut the grilled pineapple slices into bite size pieces and mix into the coleslaw.

Warm the tortillas on the grill or in the microwave.

Cut chicken into slices and serve on corn tortillas topped with the Grilled Pineapple Slaw.

Yield: 12 tacos

Any leftover slaw is delicious eaten on it's own!

If you have leftover Chipotle Chiles check out this post.

Enjoy!

Kim

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33 comments:

  1. Oh my - that sounds sooo tasty. I would LOVE the pineapple slaw all on its own I'm sure. Sounds like a recipe 'our' Tonya would love too....keep em comin! =)

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    1. Thanks Marsh! The slaw is great on its own. I thought about Tonya when I was doing this recipe! :)

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  2. Yummy. That grilled chicken looks perfect!

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  3. That pineapple slaw looks delicious!

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  4. A perfect meal for ladies luncheon! ...and I'm sure the hubby will appreciate the leftovers!

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  5. Now that is my kind of dinner. Delicious! Come and visit us. We have some really wonderful picnic recipes to share this week.

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  6. Great Recipe. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/06/natural-hair-gel-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

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    1. Thank you so much for linking up with Adorned From Above. Make sure to go in and vote for your favorite post.
      Debi

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  7. This looks so amazing! I can't wait to make it! Im a new follower and Im loving your blog! Would love for you to visit mine!

    riversrecipereview.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Alyssa! I will be over to check it out!
      ~Kim

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  8. You are a Fit Feature this week on Amee's Savory Dish!!! I love this Tex-Mex clean eating recipe! Delish!! :)

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  9. This looks amazing! We are so thrilled to have you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

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  10. Yummy & looks perfect....

    - Sarika

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  11. Made these tonight as described, with a bit of extra garlic here and some unmeasured amounts of lime juice there. Used fresh pineapple instead of canned. This was all amazing, thanks for sharing! (connected through food gawker.com)

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  12. Hi Susan! Thanks so much for the feedback! You can never go wrong with extra garlic and fresh pineapple is delicious! We really appreciate you stopping by and giving our recipe our try. Have a terrific week!
    ~Kim

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  13. This looks really good. I love the pineapple addition! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friends Friday! Don’t forget to come back on Sunday to Vote.
    Lois @ wifeofthecolonel.blogspot.com

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  14. this also looks yummy. I love Chipotle. but my husband would never eat this. May have to try when we have company :). Thanks for sharing on FFF and remember to come back and vote on Sunday.
    http://marlys-thisandthat.blogspot.com

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  15. Thanks for joining our Foodie Friends Friday. This recipe looks great! I will have to give it a try. Dawn here, one of the host and now a follower of your blog. check me out at http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com

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  16. WOW! This is a fantastic recipe. My family loved it and even the young ones devoured every bit of their tacos and wanted more! Definitely a recipe to repeat!

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  17. Oh Yes, I am pinning this!! Just dropped in from Love Bakes Good Cakes Facebook page to check this out:)

    Have an awesome day!!

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  18. Thanks for joining us at Saturday Dishes, Pinned to Saturday Dishes board ~ Paula

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  19. Thanks for sharing this delightful recipe at Saturday Dishes. I cannot wait to try it and I think I'll use shrimp instead of chicken.

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  20. This sounds so delicious, I love how you used the pineapple! Looks so fresh and tasty!!

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  21. These sound great! That slaw looks perfect - I love pineapple!

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  22. Woot! You have been featured this week at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I'd love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

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  23. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. Hope you will join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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  24. This looks awesome! Totally perfect for the summer!

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  25. I made this...and everyone loved it! the slaw i made again when i made bbq pulled pork, went great with that as well!

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    1. Thanks so much! The slaw would be delicious with bbq pulled pork. I'm going to do that next time we make pulled pork. YUM!
      ~Kim

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