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Delicious Jerk Chicken Tacos
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5 from 2 votes

Jerk Chicken Tacos with Mango Salsa

These delicious Jerk Chicken Tacos with mango salsa are easy to make and delicious. 
Prep Time3 hrs
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time3 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: jerk chicken
Servings: 12 tacos
Calories: 204kcal

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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. 

Nutrition

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
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