Vegan BBQ Chicken Tacos with Mango Salsa



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    It has been snowing every other day in April and it's starting to bum me out.  To cheer myself up and remind myself that warmer weather is just around the corner, I put together these delicious tacos.  They taste like a peak-of-summer bbq where you're surrounded by friends and soaking up some much needed sun.  

    I used to absolutely love chicken soft tacos. In middle school, after playing a softball game, my mom would take me to Taco Bell since it was pretty close to the field.

    I used to look forward to that so much. Now that I’m vegan, I wanted to replicate a chicken soft taco. There has never been a favorite childhood meal that I couldn’t veganize. I find a creative joy in tinkering with comfort foods and making them vegan.

    I had a bit of BBQ sauce (make sure you get a vegan one without honey and anchovies) in the fridge and some mangoes I needed to use up, so I thought of this fun recipe.

    Yes, Ma’am!! This absolutely hit the spot. This recipe is the perfect balance of sweet and savory.  Grab your friends and dig in!

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    Vegan BBQ Chicken Tacos with Mango Salsa

    prep time: 10 MINScook time: 10 MINStotal time: 20 mins


    BBQ Chicken
    • Bag of vegan chicken (I used Gardein Teriyaki Chick'n Strips)
    • Package of taco seasoning
    • BBQ sauce - make sure it has no honey or anchovies
    Mango Salsa
    • Ripe mango
    • 1/4 red onion
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 1/2 lime juiced
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/4 tsp coconut sugar
    • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro (10 or so sprigs)
    • handful of chopped cherry tomatoes
    • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
    • 1 tsp chili powder


    To Make Chicken
    1. Put Chick'n in a bowl top with a few squeezes of BBQ sauce
    2. Sprinkle taco seasoning pack on chick'n and stir everything together
    3. Let sit for at least 10 minutes to marinate
    4. Cook in a heated pan with a little bit of oil
    5. Once you get  a sear on each side of the chick'n, add BBQ sauce to coat
    6. Let it cook with the sauce for at least 5-10 minutes for the sauce to carmelize slightly

    To Make Salsa
    1. Peel and dice the mango
    2. Chop up all ingredients and add everything together into a bowl

    Assemble ingredients on a warm tortilla.  Add  toppings of your choice like guacamole, salsa or vegan sour cream:
    1 cup soaked cashews
    1 tsp lemon juice
    1 tsp apple cider vinegar
    1 tsp salt
    1/2 cup of unsweetened vegan milk or water
    Blend it all together.  Add more water as needed to get consistency you desire
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