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Jerk Chicken Tacos

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This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Hi Tea.

Preparation Time : 21-25 minutes

Cooking time : 26-30 minutes

Servings : 4

Jerk Chicken Tacos

Main Ingredients

boneless chicken breasts, taco shells





Level Of Cooking



  • boneless chicken breasts
  • taco shells
  • oil
    2 tablespoons + for grilling
  • garlic finely chopped
    2 tablespoons
  • green chillies finely chopped
    1 teaspoon
  • onion finely chopped
    1 teaspoon
  • spring onion greens chopped
    3-4 stalks
  • cinnamon powder
    1 teaspoon
  • all-spice powder
    1 teaspoon
  • black pepper powder
    1 teaspoon
  • A few fresh thyme sprigs
  • brown sugar
    2 tablespoons
  • Salt to taste
  • ginger finely chopped
    1 tablespoons
  • soya sauce
    1 tablespoon
  • Iceberg lettuce leaves
  • onion
    1 medium
  • Juice of ¼ lemon
  • sour cream
    4 dollops
  • Salsa
  • tomato cut into dices
    1 medium
  • onion finely chopped
    1 medium
  • green chillies finely chopped
  • spring onion greens
    2 stalks
  • tomato juice
    2 teaspoons
  • Salt to taste
  • Crushed black peppercorns
    a pinch
  • Juice of 1 lemon


Step 1

Combine 2 tbsps oil, chopped garlic, chopped green chillies, chopped onion, chopped spring onion greens, cinnamon powder, all-spice powder, black pepper powder, thyme sprigs, brown sugar, salt and chopped ginger in a bowl. Mix well and add soya sauce. Mix

Step 2

Add chicken breasts in the bowl and rub the marinate on them nicely. Set aside for 15-20 minutes.

Step 3

To make salsa, combine tomato, onion, green chillies, spring onion greens, tomato juice, salt, crushed peppercorns and lemon juice in a bowl. Mix well and set aside.

Step 4

Heat oil in a non-stick grill pan. Place the marinated chicken breasts on it and grill for 2-3 minutes. Flip and grill for 2-3 minutes.

Step 5

Shred lettuce leaves and slice onion. Mix them together. Add lemon juice and salt and mix well.

Step 6

Place some of the lettuce-onion salad on a serving dish and spread to make a bed.

Step 7

Remove grilled chicken from heat and slice them.

Step 8

Place a little portion of lettuce-onion salad in each taco shell. Put some chicken slices, top with spoonful of salsa and a dollop of sour cream.

Step 9

Place prepared taco shells on lettuce-onion salad bed and serve immediately.

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