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Jerk Chicken Tacos

This recipe for Jerk Chicken Tacos is loaded with the flavor of jerk seasoning. Simple to make, ready in less than 30 minutes, and perfect for Taco Tuesday or any day.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: jerk chicken tacos
Servings: 4
Calories: 250kcal


  • 1 ½ teaspoons jerk seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 large chicken breasts (1 pound)
  • 2 ½ tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon jerk seasoning
  • 1 cup slaw mix
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • lime wedges


  • Begin the recipe by seasoning the 2 chicken breasts (1 pound) generously with 1 ½ teaspoons jerk seasoning, rubbing it in on both sides.
  • In a medium skillet on medium-high heat, add the 2 tablespoons canola oil and allow it to heat thoroughly before adding in the chicken. Cook for about 5 to 7 minutes on each side until fully cooked at least 165 degrees F. internally.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, carefully remove it from the skillet and turn off the heat. Allow the jerk chicken time to rest before cutting into strips. Set aside.
  • While the chicken is resting, in a small bowl, whisk together the 2 ½ tablespoons mayonnaise and 1 teaspoon jerk seasoning to top the tacos.
  • Assemble the tacos by warming the 4 corn tortillas first, followed by placing the 1 cup slaw mix on next, followed by the prepared chicken and a drizzle of the sauce. Serve with a fresh lime wedge and your favorite salsa. Enjoy!


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 313mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 411IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg