Chicken Tacos with Apple Salsa & Guac

Turn those apples you've got sitting on your counter into a sweet-and-savory dinner recipe.
chicken tacos with apple salsa guac

Recipe by Vivian Howard

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20 minutes

20 minutes

12 tacos


  • 2 avocados, halved and pitted   

  • 2 tbsp. grapeseed oil   

  • 2 tsp. fresh lime juice   

  • Kosher salt   

  • 1 large Fuji apple, chopped   

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped   

  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped   

  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar   

  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh mint   

  • 1 tsp. ground cumin   

  • 1 tsp. honey   

  • 12 small flour tortillas, charred   

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded leftover chicken, warmed   

  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar   

  • 1/3 cup sour cream, thinned with a little water   


Scoop out the avocados from the skins into a small bowl. Mash in the oil and lime juice; season the guacamole with kosher salt. In a medium bowl, mix the apple, bell pepper, celery, vinegar, mint, cumin, and honey; season the salsa with kosher salt. Build the tacos with the tortillas, chicken, guacamole, salsa, and cheese. Drizzle with the sour cream.