Jerk Chicken Tacos

Total Time: 30 minutes

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 4

Author: Judy Kim


Jerk Chicken Tacos


· 1 tbsp. soy sauce· 1 tsp. white vinegar· 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided· 1 tbsp. jerk seasoning· 1 tbsp. brown sugar· kosher salt· Freshly ground black pepper· 1 1/2 lb. chicken breast, cut into 2" pieces· 8 corn tortillas· 1/4 c. heavy cream· 5 1/2 c. shredded Mexican cheese blend· 2 c. Shredded cabbage· 1 c. salsa verde· 1/2 c. fresh chopped cilantro· 2 limes, cut into wedges


Step 1In a medium mixing bowl combine soy sauce, vinegar, 1 tablespoon olive oil, jerk seasoning, brown sugar, salt, and pepper; add chicken and marinate for 5 minutes. In a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat, add remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add chicken without marinade; sear chicken on one side until deep golden brown, then flip chicken and add marinade to pan. Cook until internal temperature reaches 165° and sauce begins to reduce. Turn off heat and set aside. Shred chicken using 2 forks, mixing with pan sauce. Warm tortillas in a dry skillet in batches. Transfer to a clean kitchen towel and wrap to keep warm. Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium heat, whisk heavy cream and cheese until creamy. Assemble tacos: Top tortillas with shredded cabbage, chicken, salsa, cheese sauce, and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.