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Delicious Jerk Chicken Tacos

Jerk Chicken Tacos with Mango Salsa

These delicious Jerk Chicken Tacos with mango salsa are easy to make and delicious. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Keyword jerk chicken
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12 tacos
Calories 204kcal


For the Jerk Chicken

  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbs black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper more or less to taste

For the Tacos

  • Cup Mango Salsa
  • 12 tortillas flour or corn
  • 1/2 cup queso fresco or other cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • Start by cutting slicing the chicken breasts in half (butterfly style) so that you have thin filets. 
  • Combine all of the marinade ingredients in a large bowl and add the chicken. Mix well until the chicken is fully coated in the marinade. 
  • Remove the chicken with the marinade to a resealable plastic bag and let marinate in the refrigerator overnight or for at least three hours. 
  • Preheat your grill and then add the chicken, cooking on each side for about 5-10 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of about 165 degrees. Remove from the grill and let rest for approximately 5-10 additional minutes before cutting into smaller pieces. 
  • Serve as tacos by adding the chicken to the tortillas and topping with cheese, mango salsa, and sour cream. 


Serving: 1Tacos | Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 567mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1.9mg