Chicken Mole Tacos with Mango-Jicama Slaw

Jicama stands in for cabbage in the slaw topping for these homemade chicken mole tacos. Its crunch complements the juicy mango without getting soggy.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 tacos


  • 2 tablespoons corn oil, divided

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed

  • ½ medium white onion, sliced

  • 1 cup prepared mole sauce (see Tip)

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving

  • 2 teaspoons honey

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup jicama matchsticks

  • 1 cup mango matchsticks

  • ¼ teaspoon thinly sliced red onion

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 8 corn tortillas, warmed


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add chicken and cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, about 5 minutes. Add white onion and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in mole sauce. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook, turning the chicken occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 165 degrees F, about 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, combine the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, lime juice, honey, pepper and salt in a medium bowl. Add jicama, mango, red onion and cilantro; toss to combine.

  3. Shred the chicken and stir into the sauce. Serve the chicken mixture in tortillas with the slaw and lime wedges, if desired.


Tip: Most mole sauce recipes call for a lot of ingredients and end up being a labor of love. We opt for a premade sauce to keep this dish fast. If your grocery store only carries mole paste, whisk 1/4 cup into 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth. To make this recipe gluten-free be sure to choose a gluten-free mole sauce (we like Frontera Classic Red Mole).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

371 Calories
11g Fat
41g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 tacos
Calories 371
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 14g
Added Sugars 4g 8%
Protein 27g 54%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Vitamin A 491IU 10%
Vitamin C 28mg 32%
Folate 31mcg 8%
Sodium 690mg 30%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 2mg 9%
Magnesium 66mg 16%
Potassium 430mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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