Jerk Chicken Soft Tacos


A twist on the traditional chicken taco. Your family and friends will love the grilled chicken seasoned with jerk spices.

Jerk Chicken Soft Tacos
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Marinate Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
4 tacos


  • 2 (5 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • 2 tablespoons jerk paste

  • 2 tablespoons jerk seasoning, divided

  • ¼ cup chicken broth, or more as needed

  • 4 (6 inch) flour tortillas


  1. Put chicken breasts in a zip-top bag and add jerk paste and 1 tablespoon jerk dry seasoning. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour. You can prepare charcoal grill while the chicken marinates.

  2. While chicken marinates, preheat a charcoal grill to high heat.

  3. Place chicken on the, "cool," side of the grill and cover. Cook, checking every 5 to 7 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink in the centers. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the centers should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  4. Let cool enough to handle, 5 to 10 minutes; cut into bite-sized pieces.

  5. Pour chicken broth into a saucepan. Add diced chicken and remaining jerk dry seasoning. Mix well, reduce heat, cover, and let simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Add a little more broth at a time if needed.

  6. Remove from heat and transfer chicken to tortillas with any toppings you prefer before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

389 Calories
16g Fat
40g Carbs
44g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 389
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 2253mg 98%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Protein 44g
Potassium 461mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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