Teriyaki Chicken Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Pear Salsa
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Serves: 10 tacos
  • ½ cup teriyaki marinade
  • 24 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 10 (6-inch) whole wheat tortillas
  • ½ ripe pineapple, cut away from the core into planks
  • 1 pear, cut away from the core
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and quartered
  • ½ small red onion
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds and ribs removed, minced
  • ½ cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • black pepper, to taste
Pineapple Lime Crema:
  • 5.3 oz pineapple flavored Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp low-fat mayonnaise
  • juice of ½ lime
  1. Cut chicken breasts in half width-wise to create two thinner breasts. Using a fork, puncture the chicken in several places on both sides of each thinned breast. Place chicken and teriyaki marinade in a ziplock bag and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Prepare the grill to 400 degrees F. Grill the pineapple, pear, bell pepper, and onion for 5-6 minutes or until charred; flip and grill an additional 4-5 minutes. Remove from grill and set aside on a cutting board to cool slightly.
  3. Meanwhile, grill the chicken for 7-8 minutes; flip and cook an additional 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to rest on a cutting board for 4-5 minutes. Slice the chicken against the grain into thin slices.
  4. To finish the salsa, chop the grilled fruit and vegetables into ¼-inch pieces. Toss with the jalapeno, cilantro, lime, ginger, cumin, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until well-combined.
  5. Prepare the Pineapple-Lime Crema by mixing the yogurt, mayonnaise, and lime juice until well-combined.
  6. Assemble the tacos by putting ~2.5 ounces chicken in each tortilla with ~1/3 cup salsa, and 1 tablespoon crema.
Recipe adapted from Carlsbad Cravings
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 prepared taco Calories: 217 Fat: 4.9 Carbohydrates: 28.2 Sugar: 10.2 Sodium: 453 Fiber: 2.9 Protein: 18.1 Cholesterol: 34
Recipe by Prevention RD at https://preventionrd.com/2017/09/teriyaki-chicken-tacos-with-grilled-pineapple-pear-salsa-weekly-menu/