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Jamaican Jerk Chicken Tacos


Easy Jamaican jerk chicken tacos, bursting with flavor and on the table in 20 minutes! These are perfect for busy weeknights!

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  • SAUCE:
  • 3 teaspoons Jamaican jerk seasoning, store bought or use the recipe below
  • 3 large chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
  • 2 cups slaw or shredded lettuce, I used red and green cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • 8 taco sized soft tortillas
  • Lime wedges, for serving
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Jamaican jerk
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 to 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 dried crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Servings 4
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 25mins


Step 1

Season chicken breasts with jerk seasoning, rubbing into both sides. Cook over medium heat on the stove for 4 to 5 minutes on each side until cooked through. Slice into strips.

Whisk together mayo and 2 teaspoons jerk seasoning.

Assemble tacos. Place slaw/lettuce on each tortilla. Top with chicken, then drizzle with sauce. Top with chopped cilantro. Serve with fresh lime wedges for drizzling on tacos.


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