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Chicken & Pineapple Tacos

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This recipe for Chicken & Pineapple Tacos are a perfect example of a Making It Delicious dish.  This dish is paired with the Sweet & Spicy Seasoning and the BBQ Sauce.  Aside from the marinade hour, these tacos can be prepared in under 30 minutes.  Chicken thighs are my go to choice for tacos.. Always.  Actually, I prefer chicken thighs for any application that presents itself that the chicken is chopped or shredded.  They are inexpensive, juicy and take on great flavor.  The grilled pineapple really adds a great burst of freshness, acidity and sweetness to each bite.  While the little pop of jalapeno and bbq sauce give us that spiciness we love. I really hope you enjoy this dish as much as I do!

Yields: 8 Tacos

Ingredient List:

Chicken Thighs , 1 pound 8 ounces

Tortillas flour or corn, 6-inch, 8

MID BBQ Sauce, as desired

Marinade

MID Sweet & Spicy Seasoning, 1 tablespoon

Honey, 1 teaspoon

Juice of lime & Zest, 1 each

Cilantro, not chopped, 2 full stems

Olive Oil, 2 tablespoons

Pineapple Pico

Pineapple, diced, 1 cup

Kosher salt, 1/4 tsp

Black Pepper, pinch

Red Onion finely diced, 1/4 cup

Red bell pepper, diced, 1/4 cup

Jalapeño, minced, 1/2 each

Juice of lime, 1 each

Cilantro, finely chopped, 1/2 cup, saving a little for garnish

Lime, wedged, 1 each if desired to serve with tacos

Lets Get Cooking:

  1. Trim any excess fat off the chicken thighs and add chicken to a large resealable plastic bag.
  2. Whisk all marinade ingredients together in a bowl, and then pour over chicken in plastic bag. Coat the chicken evenly with the marinade. Press out as much air as possible and seal. Allow to marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes or up to 1 hour (refrigerate after 1 hour), or marinate refrigerated overnight (1 day max).
  3. Prepare the pineapple and heat a pan with 1 tablespoon of oil over a medium high heat. Carefully add the pineapple to the pan and cook tossing frequently until the edges start to caramelize; transfer to a bowl then add all the remaining pico ingredients and stir in a bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Heat an outdoor grill to 400 degrees. Add the chicken to the clean oiled grates and cook for about 3 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature is 165 degrees. Transfer to a plate or cutting board allow to rest for a few minutes.
  5. Heat tortillas on the grill right after removing the chicken about 30 seconds on each side and cover with a slightly damp paper towel to help keep them warm and keep them from drying out.
  6. Chop the chicken to about a 1/2 inch dice. Fill tortillas with chicken, pico, a little chopped cilantro and bbq sauce. Serve with lime wedges if desired.

Chef Note: Making it Delicous BBQ sauce and Sweet & spicy Seasoning may be purchased online at or at either Johnny D’s Waffles Location.


Check out Greg Rowles and I on WFXB Fox TV’s Carolina AM, discussing this recipe along with our spices and sauces.


Another great taco recipe, is for one of my favorite tacos to prepare, Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos.

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