Jamaican Jerk Chicken Tacos

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Tacos

Easy Jamaican jerk chicken tacos, bursting with flavor and on the table in 20 minutes! These are perfect for busy weeknights!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Jamaican
Keyword Chicken, tacos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany


  • 1 tablespoon Jamaican jerk seasoning (store bought OR use the recipe below)
  • 3 large chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
  • 2 cups slaw or shredded lettuce (I used red and green cabbage, thinly sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • 8 taco sized soft tortillas
  • lime wedges, for serving


  • 1/3 cup mayo
  • 2 teaspoons Jamaican jerk seasoning

Jamaican jerk seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2-3 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Season chicken breasts with jerk seasoning, rubbing into both sides. Cook over medium heat on the stove for 4-5 minutes on each side until cooked through. Slice into strips.
  • Whisk together mayo and 2 teaspoons jerk seasoning.
  • Assemble tacos. Place slaw/lettuce on each tortilla. Top with chicken, then drizzle with sauce. Top with chopped cilantro. Serve with fresh lime wedges for drizzling on tacos.