You don’t need to jet to a tropical island to enjoy a taste of paradise. Follow this recipe from Real Food by Dad blog for a burst of summertime flavor. To aid you in your next taco dinner is the slow cooker, which you’ll use to cook the chicken breast. Add avocado and the mango and strawberry salsa to your tacos for a true treat for your senses.

Serves 4-6

4 chicken breast (2 lbs.)
salt and pepper
2 cups diced mangos (10 oz. about 3 large mangos)
½ cup diced red bell peppers ( 3 oz. about half a large red bell pepper)
¼ cup green onions
¼ cup chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons olive oil
Mango and Strawberry Salsa
2 cups diced mangos (10 oz. about 3 large mangos)
½ lb. strawberry, diced
⅓ chopped cilantro
3-4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 jalapeno, finely chopped (optional)

1. Salt and pepper both sides of chicken breast. Place chicken breast in slow cooker pot. Combine and toss remaining ingredients in a medium size bowl. Sprinkle mixture on top of chicken breast. Set slow cooker to high for four hours or low for 6 hours. Remove chicken and shred by hand or place in a stand mixer bowl with a paddle attachment and turn mixer to low for fast shredding.

2. To make mango and strawberry salsa: Place all ingredients in a bowl and toss to combine.

What are your kids’ favorite taco toppings? What are your other go-to slow cooker dishes? Share a comment below!

For more easy-to-make family meals visit Real Food by Dad, a food blog run by Matt, a husband, dad, coach, fitness & sports fanatic and budding chef. Check out Food by Dad here and make sure to follow him on instagram at @realfooddad.

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