3 Apr 2016 41 comments

Crispy Chicken & Mango Tacos With Avocado Cream.


I’m a taco-holic. Seriously. I love how easy they are to make, and how many amazing combinations you can come up with. Sometimes I’ll have cod, sometimes prawn, more often I’ll go for chicken, but there’s always an entire packet of coriander involved, and an avocado or two…

I’ve been working on my taco game lately, and I’ve finally got a recipe to share. A recipe so great I’m going to have to stop myself for whipping these up every night this week! These are great if you don’t have much time in the evenings, as they’re super easy to redo and you can also save some chicken for leftovers. We keep a packet (or y’know, four) of the mini wraps in the freezer for taco time whenever we want.

I usually fry the chicken because it’s super quick, and you get really crispy chicken, but I suppose you could bake them if you prefer.



6 mini wraps
2 or 3 chicken breasts, cut in to strips around 6cm long
2 eggs, beaten lightly
1 cup flour
1 cup breadcrumbs
cajun spice
1/2 avocado
1 mango
coriander, cropped

For The Cream

1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 avocado
3 or 4 jalapeno slices
1tbsp lime juice


1. To make the avocado cream, just throw the ingredients in to a blender or food processor and whizz until smooth. Pop the sauce in to the fridge while you prep the rest.

2. For the chicken breading, lay out four plates – one with the beaten eggs, another with the flour (and a bit of salt and pepper), and another with the breadcrumbs (add a bit of cajun spice to the breadcrumbs for an extra bit of flavour!). The last plate will be for the finished breaded chicken.
Take a strip of chicken, coat it in the flour mix, then dip it in the egg and finally roll it in the breadcrumb and cajun spice mix. Finally, lay the chicken strip on the last plate.
Do this for all the strips.

3. Add oil to a frying pan over low heat, you need enough so there’s about a cm or two of oil covering the bottom of the pan. Once the oil is hot, carefully add a batch of chicken and fry on each side until golden and cooked all the way through.

4. Once the chicken has cooked, remove and place on a few pieces of paper towel. Cook the remaining chicken until you’re finished.

5. Slice the other half of the avocado and the mango, and warm the wraps.

6. Compile your tacos! Lay down a bit of the avocado cream, add the avocado and mango slices, then a couple of strips of chicken and finish with another helping of avocado cream and a big sprinkle of coriander. Maybe even a splash of hot sauce, if you’re brave enough. Perfection!

Aren’t these the most heavenly tacos ever?

  • I LOVE tacos! I’ve been pinning taco recipes like a crazy woman the past few weeks! I saw some honey lime shrimp ones that I’m dying to try out, but these are definitely going to get added to the list of tacos to make. I think I’m going to have to start doing taco tuesday or something haha!
    xo April | April Everyday

  • I am so obsessed with mexican food, I’m literally drooling looking at these!


  • The Sunday Mode

    These really do look heavenly, I love that it’s crispy chicken as well and not just regular chicken- it makes it so much better. Also your food photography is spot on!


  • missgetaway

    Oh my god that looks absolutely delicious. It’s only 10 a.m. and you already make me droll all over my keyboard. Duh, gotta make this at some point this week.

    Love, Kerstin

  • These looks so delicious, I’ll definitely be trying out this recipe! I always love when it’s super simple like this one! x

    Jodie // jodieloue.com

  • emily couture

    This recipe sounds wonderful 🙂

    emily xx


  • They look amazing!


  • This looks amazing! So delicious 🙂


  • Oh my gosh, these look so amazing! Seriously, anything with mango (sweet or savoury) is enough to make me hungry!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  • Oh my god, this looks so delicious! My tastebuds will be singing halleluja!

    Have a lovely day x

  • These look so good! X

  • This looks insanely good!
    Hannah | Oh January

  • These look absolutely delicious! I love finding new recipes to try 🙂
    – Ambar x

  • Holly Cooke

    Oh my golly golly gosh Kate! These sound incredible, my mouth’s watering just looking at all your pictures! x


  • I wouldn’t mind having tacos everyday, they are damn delicious! I’ll be definitely try out your version too, I am sure they taste as good as they look.

    Ela BellaWorld

  • These look incredible!!! These are basically all of my favourite ingredients – think I eat an avocado a day!
    Vicky x

  • Eva

    wow that looks amazing!


  • Lys

    These look sooo good! Definitely getting hungry now… 🙂

  • Athena Politou

    That looks DELISH! I’m totally saving this recipe. Thank you for sharing!


  • This looks so yum! Love your food and recipe posts! x


  • Oh wow these look amazing. I love cooking, so can’t wait to try these

    Lauren x | http://www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

  • This looks delicious! I’m so ready to make this for dinner to night! Lovely post!

  • Oh my goodness this made me so hungry! I am going to have to try making these!
    – Nichole

  • Ohhhh pinned this for later! It looks AMAZING x

    Martha Jane | http://www.marthajanemusic.com

  • Lucy Birchall

    Oh baby, these look so, so, SO good. I’m legit salivating right now, all I can think of is that crispy chicken! I’m honestly not overly keen on fruit in savoury dishes, but I’m going to try because this looks insane. Coriander will have to be swapped for parsley (nope, sorry, can’t do coriander, tastes like soap, just me?) but DAMN this is all happening in my life very soon.

    She’s So Lucy

  • This looks amazing, I love tacos! – Definitely going to have to try this soon!

    Millie x | Millie’s Wardrobe

  • This are probably the best tacos I’ve ever seen!! I’d totally make them


  • Breanne Alder

    Oh my these look delicious! We have all the ingredients for these so might make them for dinner tonight! x


  • Um, this sounds amazing and I NEED it in my life. Like, NOW.

  • These are making my mouth water seriously! Plus it probably doesn’t help that it’s almost dinner time for me! Definitely need to make these soon.

    Cass | CassandraMyee – NZ Beauty Blogger

  • omgomgomgomgomg amazing! This looks so yum, and even on a plant based diet I am definitely going to make my own version. So yum.

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • That looks so delicious! I’ll definitely try this out x


  • Holly

    This looks delicious! I may have to try this recipe this week!! Mmm you’ve made me really hungry now 🙂

    Holly at http://www.ldnmuse.com x

  • Maggie

    I make something super similar and it is amazing! Chicken and fish tacos are some of my favorite things to eat!


  • Thank you so much for this recipe 😀 <3 Haha I'm a tacoholic as well, and I simply can't get enough! Can't wait to try this during the weekend!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Mai Maikshine

    OMG!!!! I have to try this recipe!!!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Mai *** Maikshine ***

  • This looks so nice and tasty yet also healthy and easy to make.

  • Selina Moses

    Great idea, I love mango and avocado and you can’t go wrong with chicken. Funny that you call it crispy chicken, we call it schnitzel 😛

  • Wow, this post made my mouth water! Perfect Spring/Summer recipe!

  • This looks delicious! I really have to try it!

  • Melissa Bickford

    Made these tonight and they were so delicious!!! Thx for the recipe idea!