Caribbean Chicken Tacos

 Incredibly tasty Caribbean Chicken Tacos topped with a quick and easy Caribbean salsa featuring mango, pineapple, red onions, and cilantro! The flavors can’t be beat and the whole meal is ready in less than 30 minutes! 

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It’s Taco Sunday! As of… today. Next Sunday I can’t promise tacos, although if I thought you wouldn’t stage a coup, I might post tacos every. single. day. because they are my favorite thing ever times one million.

Steak tacos, shrimp tacos, fish tacos, chicken tacos, pork tacos, veggie tacos….

Give me ALL the tacos.

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A couple of weeks ago I made a pineapple salsa to go with a dish I made (SO good and coming soon!) and loved it so much that I was craving it for dayzzz afterwards. So when I was in the mood for tacos, wait, scratch that… I’m always in the mood for tacos….    When I decided to put tacos on the menu last week (much better) I knew some kind of fruity salsa was going to happen. I grabbed a mango, some pineapple, and a red bell pepper and just let the food do it’s thing.

And what  beautiful thing it did you guys. Just look at all the purdy colors…

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On another note: Caribbean seasoning. You may have some in your pantry already. GREAT. Use it.

If not, that’s okay. Most grocery stores carry some version of Caribbean seasoning in the spice aisle but I’ve included my super quick and easy homemade Caribbean seasoning in the ‘notes’  section of the recipe today just in case you think you might want to take 2 minutes and stir up your own batch.

Literally 2 minutes. I love that.

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Another thing I really love? This whole meal is ready in less than 30 minutes. Let’s be honest, we all think we can do way more in a day that we really can so quick, easy, totally delicious meals are what it’s all about.

Plus: kid friendly, spouse friendly, chef friendly, guest friendly…

It’s a winner.

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Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some of the best tacos known to mankind to devour…

Caribbean Chicken Tacos | Creme de la Crumb

What people are saying about these Caribbean Chicken Tacos

“Wow, literally the BEST recipe I have made in a while. Thank you so much Tiffany.” Anastasia 

“First I will say that I love this recipe– great flavors and super easy. However, the homemade seasoning is VERY spicy. I would recommend not using the full recommended amount of cayenne pepper. We are spicy lovers and we’re definitely taken back by the spice. I will be making this again with some minor adjustments 🙂” – Ryan

“Made this last night and it was delicious! The spiciness of the chicken goes so well with the mango pineapple salsa. I served it with low-carb tortillas. You could serve this to 6 people and, with just one tortilla per person, it’s about 300 calories. Great healthy meal!” – Jennifer 

“I made these last night. I used the homemade seasoning and it made the tastes blend with hot (not too hot for me) and fruity. It was delicious. It took a while since it was the first time I made it, but it was so worth it.” – Liz

Caribbean Chicken Tacos

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword carribbean, salsa, tacos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Caribbean seasoning (store-bought OR see below for homemade version)
  • 8 taco-sized soft flour tortillas
  • 2 cups cole slaw (without dressing)

Caribbean Salsa

  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 cup pineapple, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (about 1/2 of a juicy lime)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Prepare the salsa by combining all ingredients in a bowl and stirring well. Cover and chill until ready to use.

  2. Slice chicken breasts into strips (or chop into bite-sized pieces) and place in a bowl. Sprinkle chicken with half of the Caribbean seasoning, stir, then sprinkle with remaining seasoning and toss to coat.

  3. Cook chicken in a large greased pan or skillet over medium heat for 5-8 minutes until cooked through.

  4. To serve, fill each tortilla with cooked chicken, then top with cole slaw and Caribbean salsa. Serve immediately with fresh limes for drizzling if desired.

Recipe Notes

Homemade Caribbean seasoning
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Stir together all seasoning ingredients in a small bowl.

 

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These look amazing. I am literally making a list of things that I don’t have and going to the store so I can have these for dinner tonight.

Your recipes are always delicious! Thanks for sharing them!

I absolutely love tacos!!!! Especially your street tacos mmmm mmm good!!! Please keep posting taco recipes so that I can use them for our taco Tuesdays!!! Thanks!!

    A fellow taco lover?! I like you already!! I will definitely be happy to oblige and share more taco recipe – I NEVER tire of them!!

This looks so amazing! Will definitely be making these tacos soon

Also: Thank you so much for including the instructions for the Caribbean seasoning, since we don’t have that here in Germany, I don’t think. At least I’ve never seen it while scouring the spice aisles, or I would have taken some home with me immediately. I’ll be making a whole batch of that later as it sounds like a great combination.

    Ahhhh, sad sad day when there is no caribbean seasoning in the spice aisle! You’ll love this homemade version though – it’s so easy and only uses practical spices most people have right in their cabinet! 🙂

We love tacos. Already make about five different versions. I guess now it’s going to be six.
Thanx 🙂

I have been craving tacos lately. This caribbean version looks fantastic, and I love the mango and pineapple in the salsa.

I love the Caribbean twist on chicken taccos! And thank you for adding the recipe for homemade Caribbean seasoning!

Wow, literally the BEST recipe I have made in a while. Thank you so much Tiffany.

First I will say that I love this recipe– great flavors and super easy. However, the homemade seasoning is VERY spicy. I would recommend not using the full recommended amount of cayenne pepper. We are spicy lovers and we’re definitely taken back by the spice. I will be making this again with some minor adjustments 🙂

    Agreed! Dial the cayenne pepper back a bit and it’s perfect!

      same here these tacos made me sweat and even was too for hot for everyone in the family some that have very high spice tolerances

      same here these tacos made me sweat and even was too for hot for everyone in the family some that have very high spice tolerance. Im currently drinking milk and eating bread with this meal. I think it is very delicious and everything goes well with each other but just way too much spice its not even a good spice its like burning the throat and not flavor spice.

This was a delicious recipe .. however, we also found that the cayenne was a little too much for us. Next time I plan to use 1 tsp instead of 2. A little bit goes a long way!

We just had these for dinner… soooooo good!

OMG this was so so good!! Have made it twice now and cant get enough!!!

Um, is there an origin to this recipe? Like, a country of origin or is this just something you made up fro different places? I’m doing a project and have to make a Caribbean food. Or at least Caribbean enough.

This is anything but kid friendly. It was the hottest thing I have ever eaten. I couldn’t eat more than one taco because a) I just couldn’t take the pain anymore and b) we ran out of milk. A gallon of milk. No joke. Maybe store bought Caribbean seasoning might be better, but the recipe above is WAY too much Cayenne. And I’m not a wuss with spice either! Tongue beware!

    I fed these tacos to my three year old niece and she loved them – sorry the heat was too much for you!

Wish I would’ve read the comments before making these! The Carribean seasoning is UNBEARABLY spicy (and like others, I too am a spicy-lover). I think my sinuses will be clear for at least the next week! That being said, I think the seasoning has a lot of potential and the salsa was fantastic. Will definitely scale back the cayenne next time. I also think some cotija cheese would be a nice addition.

Made this last night and it was delicious! The spiciness of the chicken goes so well with the mango pineapple salsa. I served it with low-carb tortillas. You could serve this to 6 people and, with just one tortilla per person, it’s about 300 calories. Great healthy meal!

Does serves 4 mean it makes 4 tacos?

    No it serves four people, two tacos each. 🙂

Holy cow, girl! My mouth is on fire. I would definitely suggest putting a note by the recipe for the Caribbean seasoning that says to halve the cayenne, for those who might not be able to take extreme heat.

Great make sure u eat ice cream after wards hot stuff

I made these last night. I used the homemade seasoning and it made the tastes blend with hot (not too hot for me) and fruity. It was delicious. It took a while since it was the first time I made it, but it was so worth it.

This is the best. It is so easy and quick. My boyfriend is a vegetarian so I made him some with tofu…it’s a hit in our house. Thanks!

    You’re welcome! So glad to hear this recipe is a hit at your house!

Silly question maybe, but “cole slaw without dressing”? Do you just chop some cabbage? I wasn’t sure what that meant but after reading thru the comments I guess I was the only one!

Will it taste just as good if I saute the vegetables ?