Mango Pineapple Crockpot Chicken Tacos
Deliciously sweet and spicy, these crockpot chicken tacos are full of great mango pineapple flavor. At only 1 weight watchers smart point per serving, they're perfect for a healthy take on taco night!
Prep Time20 minutes mins
Cook Time5 hours hrs
Total Time5 hours hrs 20 minutes mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Hawaiian, Mexican
Keyword: crockpot, healthy, slow cooker, Tacos
Servings: 12 servings
- 3 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts , trimmed of excess fat
- 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 mangoes , peeled and chopped
- 1 cup canned pineapple chunks in 100% juice , drained
- 2-3 tomatoes , chopped
- 1 small red onion , diced
- 1 large poblano pepper , seeded and chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper , seeded and chopped
- 3 green onions , sliced
- 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1 tsp granulated sugar
- fresh cilantro , for garnish
- whole grain, low-fat or fat-free soft taco sized tortillas
- Bibb lettuce cups
Place chicken in 6 qt slow cooker and season with salt, pepper, and brown sugar.
Combine mangoes, pineapple, tomatoes, red onion, poblano pepper, jalapeno pepper, green onions, lime juice and sugar in a mixing bowl and toss well to combine. Add to slow cooker on top of chicken in an even layer.
Cover and cook on LOW 5-6 hours until chicken is tender and easily shreddable. Remove chicken and shred, using two forks. Strain cooking juices in slow cooker, reserving the mango mixture and saving 1/2 cup of the juice.
Add shredded chicken, reserved mango mixture and 1/2 cup cooking juice to the slow cooker.
Serve by itself, in tortillas, or lettuce cups.
** fresh pineapple can be substituted for the canned
Complete instruction steps 1-3, and combine shredded chicken, reserved mango mixture and 1/2 cup cooking juice in several freezer containers. Allow to cool completely, then freeze, covered, for 1-3 months.
Thaw overnight in refrigerator, then cook through either in a slow cooker or large pan on the stove. You may need to add a splash of chicken broth as the chicken reheats.
Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 425mg | Potassium: 567mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 605IU | Vitamin C: 34.1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.7mg