chickenwtroppicoIn honor of Cinco de Mayo thought I would share a recipe with a Tex-Mex flair.

For Chicken

  • Either 6-8 chicken pieces.
  • 1 cup pineapple pieces with juice
  • 1/2 cup mango juice — use the kind without corn syrup for better results.
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 2-3 TBS brown sugar
  • 1-2 TBS sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • black pepper
  • Tortillas — 2 -3 per person

For Roasted Veggies

  • squash — yellow  or green
  • potatoes
  • 1/2  med yellow onion
  • 1/2 red onion
  • mushrooms
  • other veggies
  • fresh rosemary
  • black pepper
  • olive oil
  • 1 TBS butter — melted
  • foil pan, grill pan or basket

For Salsa

  • 1/2  med yellow onion
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 2-3 peppers — jalapeno, Anaheim , or whatever you have
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • cilantro
  • 3-4 pineapple slices
  • cumin
  • chilli
  • mango
  • lime juice


  1. Make marinate for chicken — mix pineapple, garlic, brown sugar, sweet chilli sauce, olive oil and pepper in food processor or blender. I prefer to use my Ninja.
  2. Place chicken in an airtight container or zip-lock bag. Reserve about about 1/4 cup to of marinate to use for cooking. Pour the rest of the marinate on chicken and cover. Marinate for at least 30 minutes. 1 hour is better.
  3. While chicken is marinating cut veggies for roasted veggies.  Make a foil packet with peppers, garlic and onion for salsa. Slice pineapple large enough that it won’t fall through the grating of the grill. Wrap tortillas in foil packets. I usually put about 4-5 in a packet.
  4. Once the grill is fired up and ready. I usually do this one on the gas side of my grill. Place veggies for salsa and pineapple on grill for about 3-5 minutes. Just until it starts to char. Remove from grill and allow to cool before assembling the salsa.
  5. Next add chicken and roasted veggies to grill. Check the chicken about every 5 minutes flip when done on first side.
  6. Once the 1st side of the chicken is done throw the tortilla packets on the grill for a few minutes.
  7. Assemble salsa: Roughly chop peppers, pineapple, onion and mango. Toss in a bowl. Smash garlic and toss in bowl. Mix  veggies. Next add spices, lime juice and stir.

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