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3 jerk chicken tacos on a plate.

Jerk Chicken Tacos

  • Author: Nicole
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


These yummy jerk chicken tacos are spicy, sweet and tangy and so full of flavor. They'll be your new go-to taco recipe!




  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 package jerk seasoning, reserving 1 1/2 teaspoons for dressing
  • 3 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic


  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons jerk seasoning, reserved from packet used for marinade
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 small head of cabbage (I used purple)
  • cilantro


  1. Cut raw chicken into 1 inch cubes and place in a bowl. Pour lime juice and olive oil and top and stir to combine. Add garlic, brown sugar and jerk seasoning and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate 2-24 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 425. Place chicken in a 9x13 baking dish and bake for 10 minutes. Remove chicken and stir then return to the oven. Bake an additional 5-10 minutes until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165*F.
  3. Assemble tacos. Place meat on a tortilla then top with cabbage, cilantro, jerk sauce and pineapple.
  4. Devour!


Store ingredients separately in air tight containers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

Chicken can be frozen in airtight container for up to 2 months.

It isn't recommended to freeze the other ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: cooking
  • Cuisine: tex mex

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