Sweet Chilli Chicken Tortillas with Tropical Salsa …

Sweet Chilli Chicken Tortillas with Tropical Salsa

We love our Mexican food and previously I’ve shared some yummy dishes like Shredded Beef Tortillas, Mexican Beef Tacos and Nachos (that’s no so naughty). Today’s recipe is a fresh, tropical twist on a family favourite using chicken with a sweet, homemade salsa. This is not only delicious but quite refreshing and light … I hope you enjoy!

Sweet Chilli Chicken Tortillas with Tropical Salsa …
Ingredients …
  • 500g chicken tenderloins (or 2 chicken breasts weighing approximately 500g)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • pinch cayenne pepper (you may want to leave this out if cooking for children)
  • 1 tablespoon Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • ½ teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • Salsa:
  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • ½ cup pineapple, finely chopped
  • ½ cup mango, finely chopped
  • ½ cup cucumber, finely chopped
  • 2 shallots, finely sliced
  • 2 teaspoons Sweet Chilli Sauce (optional)
  • lettuce
  • Cheese, grated
  • Coriander, extra
Method …
  1. Combine oil, garlic, lime zest, lime juice, cumin, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, Sweet Chilli Sauce and brown sugar in a small jug and stir to combine.
  2. Place chicken in a casserole dish. Pour over the mixture and mix through so the chicken is well coated. Set aside to marinate for at least ½ hour but longer if possible.
  3. Cook chicken in a relatively hot pan. Sear each side for approximately 5 minutes or until cooked through, turning each piece once.
  4. Remove from pan and allow chicken to rest and cool slightly whilst you prepare the salsa.
  5. To make the salsa, combine all ingredients and mix well.
  6. To serve, place tortilla on a plate and layer with lettuce, cheese, chicken and salsa. Sprinkle some extra coriander over the top and enjoy!

Clever Tricks, Tips and Hints …

  • I usually use fresh pineapple when making this recipe but tinned pineapple works well also … just be sure to drain it well to get rid of the excess juice, otherwise the salsa will be too “wet” and will make the enchilada soggy.

  • Substitute enchiladas with taco shells for a crunchy twist. Simply heat the tacos according to the instructions on the pack and fill with the lettuce, cheese, chicken, salsa and coriander.

  • This salsa is light and fresh and works perfectly as a dip for your next barbecue. Serve with either corn chips or rice crackers.

  • This recipe specifies Roma tomatoes. Regular tomatoes can be used but Roma tomatoes aren’t as juicy and for that reason work better in a salsa.

If you like this recipe, you might also like:

Shredded Beef Tortillas 001

or this:

Nachos 001

or this:

Mexican Beef Tacos 001


  1. Refreshing and light are two words I love to hear for main meals….makes up for all the not so light sweet treasures I make to enjoy after dinner!
    Every one of your pictures are making me hungry, they’re so bright and edible looking!
    Thanks for linking up with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays Party.
    Have a fantastic weekend!

    • I agree, Dannielle … particularly at night time, I don’t like to eat heavy meals that weigh me down … enjoy your weekend also!

  2. They look delicious, I might have to give them a try before the weather starts cooling down too much!

    • These tick all the boxes for me, Mandy … delicious, healthy, quick and easy! I’m so sad mangos will be disappearing from the shops soon as I love them in salsa!

  3. Mexican is always a winner and this looks lovely and fresh.

    • We’re big fans of Mexican food and I’ve got some more yummy recipes still to share. I do love this recipe though because it’s so light and refreshing!

  4. We have tortilla’s once a week or so – they are big hit in our house. This is one version we haven’t tried yet – which I’ll be remedying next week. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Do give it a go, Hayley it’s delicious! Tortillas are great aren’t they for those nights when you need dinner in a hurry to feed the hungry hoards!