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June, 20, 2014

Mango Chicken Tacos…


Taco Rack: Williams Sonoma | Napkin: Anthropologie

I love to cook. However, I don’t necessarily enjoy cooking meals that are too complicated or that have a lot of prep time. I got this mango chicken taco recipe from my mother-in-law and  it’s been one that I’ve made since Drew and I were first married. It’s quick, easy and delicious! In the morning I’ll pull out the chicken to thaw, then early afternoon I’ll throw it in a crock pot. When Drew is on his way home from work, the chicken is ready and all I have to do is chop up the toppings. If you give this recipe a try, let me know if you love the recipe as much as I do! If you have any questions, leave them in the comment form below.

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Top: Topshop | Cutting Board: Williams Sonoma | Dishcloth: Anthropologie  | Dip Bowel: West Elm

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{for the meat}

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 cups mango salsa
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt

{for the toppings}

  • corn tortillas
  • cilantro
  • limes
  • tomatoes
  • avocado
  • purple onion
  • cotija cheese


  • Place chicken breasts, mango salsa, brown sugar and salt into a crock pot for about 4 hours.
  • Shred chicken with fork when done.

Serve With:

  • Warm corn tortillas.
  • Garnish chicken with toppings, finish off with juice of 1 lime (optional).


  • Serves 8-10 people.
  • Before you heat tortillas up in a pan, spray pam on both sides of corn tortillas then sprinkle a little sea salt on both sides.

Print Recipe

{click on photos below to shop the post}

xo, Rach

  1. Yum! This looks amazing! I need to try asap!!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  2. Erica says:

    This looks yummy! I will have to give this a try. Quick and easy dinners are the best kind – especially if they involve a crock pot.

  3. Ally says:

    These look delicious! Love that taco rack too… Brilliant!

  4. Natali says:

    Sounds and looks delicious :)

  5. Katy says:

    These look AMAZING! I love mango salsa! I absolutely love your top too.. So cute! xo

  6. Lyndsay says:

    I like the idea of cooking the chicken with the salsa and brown sugar so it absorbs more of the flavor. I’ll have to keep this one in mind.

    prosecco in the park

  7. irene says:

    great recipe! love the fruity taste with the chicken! have a great weekend!


  8. Agi says:

    I love tacos. I usually make with beef, I’ll have to try making them with chicken.


  9. Arin says:

    Your kitchen is literally perfect! Inspired for when I get my first apartment.

  10. Lexi says:

    Yum! Those look so good, I’m definitely going to have to give them a try!!


  11. Amanda S. says:

    I love that you’re now doing recipe posts! Such a great addition to the blog.

    xo Amanda

  12. Leanne says:

    Can’t wait to try this recipe. I love how fresh and healthy this option is.

    Love from South Africa

  13. Benedetta says:

    Mmm yummy yummy…wanna try it!!!
    Be Happy with Fashion

  14. Jennifer MK says:

    That looks so yummy and easy to make! I definitely want to try it for my fiance!

    Xx Jenn

  15. Kristi says:

    Yum! Your outfit is so cute and colorful, too!

    xx, Kristi

  16. These look so delish – perfect for a Friday night fiesta!


  17. princess says:

    Looks good! would love to try this for my brothers :)

  18. Allie says:

    I love your top! Those tacos look delicious <3

    Sweet Madame Blue

  19. Alia says:

    Is the mango salsa you use from Costco? This looks delish I am totally going to try this! xoxo

  20. Effie says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more. Quick, easy and simple is how I like my cooking too. These look delicious! I’ll certainly give them a try.

  21. Huong says:

    I LOVE seeing this foodie side of you, Rach! This recipe looks so good! I’m going to file it away and have a day where I cook for my friends and will let you know. Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing! XO

  22. Anica says:

    Do you buy the mango salsa or make it?

  23. Kylie L. says:

    Yum- and a beautiful kitchen as well!

  24. Kelsey says:

    Omg this looks delish! I also hate prep time. I’m really not much of a cook to be honest, but I think I might be able to handle this one. Thanks for sharing!


  25. Angelina says:

    These looks delicious and healthy! YUM!


  26. Melissa says:

    LOOKS DELICIOUS! Yummy Tummy :)
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  27. McKenna says:

    Such yummy looking recipe! I will try it out and I’m such a huge crock pot fan…this is perfect for busy days! have a lovely weekend! xo!

  28. Andrea says:

    This looks amazing and I’m shocked how easy it seems! I love crockpot recipes!


  29. Looks delish! I’ll have to try it one night next week, thanks!

  30. Heidi D. says:

    Looks delish, I can’t wait to try this recipe! I think I could eat Mexican food every night:)

    Heidi D.

  31. This looks so delicious :) We’re making chicken tacos sans the mango salsa tonight, but I’ll definitely be adding it to our meal plan for next week!

  32. Tania says:

    Thank you for adding the “printable” recipe!! Def will try this! It’s perfect for a busy mom like me :)

  33. Rose says:

    I am on the hunt for new recipes where you can use the crock pot to prepare chicken. I was so happy to read your blog today!! It’s so fun that you are incorporating more recipes on your blog now. The taco rack is something I will invest in ASAP! You look gorgeous in that colorful top & lip colour. Have a great weekend!

  34. Emily says:

    This looks so yummy — I need to make this! XO

  35. These tacos look great! I would love to try this recipe!

  36. Ellen says:

    These look delicious! I’m going to have to try them!

  37. Claudia says:


    Do you use store bought Mango Salsa or do you make it? And, do you leave in crockpot on high or low for 4 hours….

    Thank you in advance,

    • Rachel Parcell says:

      I use the Mango Salsa from Costco and I cook it on high for 4 hours or until the chicken the will shred easily with a fork.

  38. Kelly Kren says:

    Looks delicious, Rach! What brand of manga salsa do you use? Can’t wait to try this!


  39. Looks yummy!!

  40. Marie says:

    Thanks for the recipe! I tried it yesterday and it turned out delicious (and easy to make).

  41. Rachel says:

    Great recipe, thank you for sharing! :)
    Love, Rachel

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  42. Heather says:

    My favorite!! Let me know next time you make them. We might be passing by ☺️

  43. Taylor says:

    Yum, I cannot wait to try this recipe!!! I love love love your photos, your home is beyond gorgeous. That is a perfect top to go with the mayo tacos I might add;)

    xo, Taylor

  44. Gabrielle says:

    Just started reading your blog, love the recipe print out!! I printed out the recipe and put it on our fridge to make this week :)

  45. Ashley says:

    Do you leave the crockpot on low or high for 4 hrs? Thanks!

  46. Hermy says:

    I love when recipes are simple. If they aren’t simple that’s what stops me from wanting to try them. I’m so lazy sometimes. On that note, I might actually try this one. I love mixing fruits with regular foods like chicken or inside my rice (pineapple rice)

  47. Kelley Storms says:

    Where is the hand towel from?

  48. Edie Pratt says:

    Look forward to trying this recipe. Adore your top/dress. Who is it by?

  49. Megan says:

    How long do you put it in the crock pot for?

  50. Love a good crock pot recipe! Thanks for sharing! Xo


  51. Raffaela says:

    This looks so delicous! I think I could eat tacos every day.

  52. Jessica says:

    Taco night will always be one of my favorites!

    Bedknobs & Baubles

  53. This is so cool though we do not have food like this in Nigeria but i love it and really wish i could taste it. I can already tell it tastes as good as it looks. keep it up.

  54. Petra says:

    mhmm I like mexican food very much special tacos and wraps and these taco look so delicious. Thank you for sharing these recipe. I definitely give it a try. Your top is also amazing. Perfect style for this recipe.
    xo, Petra

  55. Angela says:

    This sounds so good. I will definitely try this, I love tacos! I bet this chicken would be really good on a salad as well, with all the same fixings.

  56. Sharon says:

    Who makes the top/dress you are wearing in this post?

  57. Courtney says:

    I made these last night for dinner and they were fantastic! My family loved them and we have some very picky kids in my house! Thanks for sharing!!

  58. Cristy says:

    Quick question! Do you buy a premade mango salsa or is it a homemade route you go?? Thanks! Looks delish :)

  59. JANET TORRES says:

    I absolutely love this kitchen! I’m inspired! I would love to see more pics! :)

  60. Holly says:

    Tried the recipe last night, holy moly it was great!!! The best crockpot recipe ever! I also am awaiting more interior design blogging from you, I am enjoying your interior shots.

  61. Venecia says:

    Hi Rachel,
    I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of years but have never commented. I just wanted to let you know that I tried this recipe last week and loved it and making it again this week. Thanks for the recipe and your content that I look forward to reading every day!

  62. Whitney says:

    That is such an unbelievably gorgeous kitchen. Props!

Rach Parcell

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