Sweet & Spiced Pulled Chicken Tacos

Sweet mango is combined with aromatic spices to infuse chicken with maximum flavor. Topped with a crunchy cabbage and mango slaw, these tacos are a showstopping dish.


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Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
360 min
400 min


  • 16 6-inch corn or whole-grain 
tortillas, or 8 whole-grain buns
  • Chicken
  • 1 1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 mango, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups unsalted boxed or jarred 
diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp raw honey
  • 2 tsp each ground cumin, coriander and smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp each ground cayenne pepper, allspice, cinnamon and black pepper


  • 1 mango, peeled, pitted and sliced 
into 1-inch-long matchsticks
  • 1 small jalapeño chile pepper,
 seeded and finely chopped
  • 3 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  1. Prepare chicken: Arrange chicken in a 4- to 6-qt slow cooker and top with diced mango, onion and garlic. Add remaining chicken ingredients and stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare slaw: In a medium bowl, add all slaw ingredients and stir to combine.
  3. Using tongs, remove chicken from slow cooker and set aside on a plate. With an immersion blender, purée sauce in slow cooker until smooth. (Alternatively, transfer sauce to an upright blender or food processor, purée and then return to slow cooker.) Shred chicken with 2 forks and return to slow cooker, stirring into sauce. If needed, cover and cook on high for 10 minutes more to reheat.
  4. Heat tortillas according to package directions. Using a slotted spoon, divide chicken mixture evenly among tortillas and top with slaw.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 2 tacos
  • Calories 300
  • Carbohydrate Content 45 g
  • Cholesterol Content 49 mg
  • Fat Content 3 g
  • Fiber Content 6 g
  • Protein Content 25 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content 222 mg
  • Sugar Content 14 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 0 g