Braaied Spicy Tacos

Braaied Spicy Tacos

Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4-6 people

Suitable For: Mexican-flavoured braais


To celebrate South Africa's rich traditions and cultures for Heritage Month, we partnered with Capital Hotel School and asked their chef students to create unique dishes based on Mzansi's traditional favourites. This recipe is by Oreneile Modibela and Redirile Malete.


  • 600g chicken breast fillets 
  • 200ml BBQ braai sauce
  • 20g salt
  • 5g pepper
  • 1 pineapple
  • 150g red bell peppers
  • 100g red onion
  • Coriander
  • 50g jalapeno
  • 1 lime, juice
  • 1 pack flour tortillas


  1. Season the chicken fillets with salt and pepper, then marinate them in barbecue braai sauce.
  2. Brunoise* the pineapple, red bell peppers, red onion and jalapeño. Chop the coriander.
  3. In a bowl, combine the pineapple, red bell pepper, red onion, jalapeño and coriander. Season with salt and pour lime juice over. Cover and set aside.
  4. Braai the chicken and cut into strips.
  5. Place the tortillas on the gas braai and let them slightly brown. Once browned, fold in half.
    TIP: To ensure your warmed tortillas don't become hard and therefore difficult to eat, don't let them stand and cool down. Make sure you are almost ready to assemble and serve your tortillas when you brown them on the braai – in other words, all fillings must be prepped and ready before you put the tortillas on the braai.
  6. Assemble the tortillas, adding chicken and pineapple salsa.

* Brunoise refers is a cutting technique that results in very finely chopped vegetables. It's the finest you can slice without resulting in "mince". Start with julienned vegetable strips and try to create tiny, even cubes.


Tip 01 Tip 01

Store-bought tortillas are optional – you can also go all out and make them yourself.

Tip 02 Tip 02

You can swap the chicken for beef strips to change things up.

Tip 03 Tip 03

To speed things up, ask your butcher for pre-cut chicken strips.