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Jerk Chicken Tacos

Posted: July 14

Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Jerk Chicken Tacos combines Mexican and Jamaican comfort foods and creates a tasty fusion! The chicken is juicy and coated in a jerk seasoning that is playful, warm, and smoky. Piled on a soft tortilla and covered in a creamy sauce, this chicken will knock your socks off in an instant. Jerk Chicken Tacos are easy to make and only need 25 minutes, so you can shake up your weeknight menu without worry or fuss.


For the Jamaican seasoning:
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2-3 teaspoons cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons dried parsley
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper, dried and crushed
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the chicken:
1 tablespoon Jamaican Seasoning
3 large chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2 inches thick
For the sauce:
1/3 cup mayo
2 teaspoons Jamaican seasoning, plus more to taste
For serving:
2 cups cabbage, optional, thinly sliced, for serving
8 soft tortillas
2 tablespoons cilantro, optional, chopped, for serving
lime wedges, optional, to taste, for serving


Step 1

Combine the garlic powder, cayenne pepper, onion powder, parsley, sugar, salt, paprika, allspice, black pepper, red pepper, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a small bowl.

Step 2

Rub 1 tablespoon of the Jamaican seasoning on both sides of the chicken breasts.

Step 3

In a large skillet, cook the chicken over medium heat until completely cooked through, reaching 165 degrees F, about 4-5 minutes.

Step 4

Remove the chicken from the heat and allow it to cool

Step 5

Slice the chicken into strips.

Step 6

Whisk together the mayo and 2 teaspoons of the Jamaican seasoning.

Step 7

Assemble the tacos by placing the cabbage on each tortilla, topping with the chicken, and drizzling the sauce on the top.

Step 8

Serve the tacos with fresh cilantro and lime wedges!

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