Jerk Chicken Tacos

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You’ll love Jerk Chicken Tacos for a fun and tasty twist on taco night. With marinated chicken, Jamaican jerk seasoning sauce, and pineapple topping- these tacos are a unique and tasty dish you can enjoy for lunch or dinner.

plate of Jerk Chicken Tacos

Jerk Chicken Taco Ingredients

Jerk chicken tacos are like a flavor explosion in every bite! First, the chicken is seasoned with a special blend of spices known as jerk seasoning, which gives it a bold and zesty taste. Then, it’s cooked until it’s juicy and packed with that amazing flavor. Next, the jerk chicken is folded into soft taco shells, creating a tasty and handheld meal.

Jerk Chicken Taco next to a bowl of seasoned chicken

We like to add shredded lettuce and pineapple chunks to balance the spiciness. These tacos are not only delicious but also a fun way to enjoy the exciting taste of jerk seasoning in a quick and easy meal. Get ready for a fiesta of flavors with jerk chicken tacos!

hand holding Jerk Chicken Taco, topped with sauce, lettuce, and pineapple

Big fan of tacos? Us too! Check out some of our favorites: Oven Baked Tacos Recipe With Ground Beef Or Turkey, Healthy Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps Recipe – Low Carb And Gluten-Free!, or Easy Fish Tacos Recipe With Mango Salsa.

How To Make Jerk Chicken Tacos

Start by cutting the chicken into pieces. Then add them to a bowl for seasoning.

Sprinkle Jamaican jerk seasoning and lime juice onto the chicken. Stir to coat the chicken. At this point, you can move ahead with cooking or allow the chicken to marinate for more flavor.

ingredients for Jamaican jerk chicken tacos

Meanwhile, mix up the sauce. Add mayo, Jamaican jerk seasoning, and lime juice to a small bowl. Stir to blend everything together.

Next, heat oil in a pan on high heat and add the chicken. Wait until the oil is sizzling, then turn down the heat to medium high. Stir the chicken in the pan.

jerk spice seasoned chicken cooking in a skillet

Cook chicken for 6 minutes, stirring every minute, until it is done. You can slice a thick piece to confirm that it is cooked through. Then turn off the heat.

Microwave tortillas for 30 seconds to make them more pliable for tacos. Load up the tortillas with chicken; then top with sauce, lettuce, and pineapple chunks.

freshly topped Jerk Chicken Tacos on a plate

Cooking Tips

  • Can use corn tortillas or flour
  • The longer the dish marinades, the more intense the flavor. 20 minutes on the kitchen counter or in the fridge for a few hours.
  • Be sure to drain the pineapple chunks before adding them to the tacos

close-up of tender, flavorful jerk chicken

What To Serve With Jerk Chicken Tacos

These tacos are a complete meal on their own, but they’d also be perfect alongside dishes like Instant Pot Mexican Rice, Air Fryer Mini Peppers, or  Pineapple Salsa Recipe In A Pineapple Shell Bowl.

Jerk Chicken Taco next to a bowl of jerk chicken crumbles

And for a refreshing beverage, we like to make pitchers of Raspberry Infused Flavored Water Recipe, Keto Sangria Recipe, or Instant Pot Peach Lemonade Recipe With Fresh Peaches, so everyone can help themselves.

Jamaican jerk seasoned chicken in a skillet

Other Flavorful Chicken Recipes

Honey Butter Fried Chicken

Air Fryer Trader Joe’s Orange Chicken

Baked Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks

Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings In Air Fryer

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Jerk Chicken Tacos

You'll love Jerk Chicken Tacos for a fun and tasty twist on taco night. With marinaded chicken, Jamaican jerk seasoning sauce, and pineapple topping- these tacos are a unique and tasty dish you can enjoy for lunch or dinner.
Prep Time7 minutes
Cook Time6 minutes
Total Time13 minutes
Course: Chicken, Lunch, Main Dish, Tacos
Keyword: Jerk Chicken Tacos
Cooking Method: Stovetop
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 511kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breasts
  • 3 T Jamaican jerk seasoning divided
  • 1 oz lime juice 1 lime, divided
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 4 tortillas flour or corn
  • 1 can pineapple chunks drained, for topping
  • 4 oz lettuce chopped, for topping

Instructions

  • Start by cutting the chicken into pieces. Then add them to a bowl for seasoning.
  • Sprinkle Jamaican jerk seasoning and lime juice onto the chicken. Stir to coat the chicken. At this point, you can move ahead with cooking or allow the chicken to marinate for more flavor.
  • Meanwhile, mix up the sauce. Add mayo, Jamaican jerk seasoning, and lime juice to a small bowl. Stir to blend everything together.
  • Next, heat oil in a pan on high heat and add the chicken. Wait until the oil is sizzling, then turn down the heat to medium high. Stir the chicken in the pan.
  • Cook chicken for 6 minutes, stirring every minute, until it is done. You can slice a thick piece to confirm that it is cooked through. Then turn off the heat.
  • Microwave tortillas for 30 seconds to make them more pliable for tacos.
  • Load up the tortillas with chicken; then top with sauce, lettuce, and pineapple chunks.

Notes

  • Can use corn tortillas or flour
  • The longer the dish marinades, the more intense the flavor. 20 minutes on the kitchen counter or in the fridge for a few hours.
  • Be sure to drain the pineapple chunks before adding them to the tacos
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 535mg | Potassium: 686mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 269IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 2mg
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See Also:

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast In The Air Fryer

Easy Fried Chicken

Baked Spicy Chicken Legs

Fish Tacos

Oven Baked Tacos

Taco Salad

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