Jerk Chicken Tacos with Tropical Salsa

Prep Time: 30 Min.
Total Time: 60 Min.
Servings: 5

Take taco night to the tropics with these sweet and spicy Jamaican Jerk Tacos!


  • For the salsa:
  • 1/4 cup diced mango
  • 1/4 cup diced avocado
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup diced pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • pinch of salt
  • For the tacos:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons Jerk seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 package (4.7 ounce) Old El Paso™ Stand 'n Stuff™ taco shells
  • 3 ounces reduced fat pepper jack cheese, shredded


  1. To make salsa, combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. In a shallow baking dish, combine water, orange juice, lime juice, Jerk seasoning, and soy sauce. Mix well. Add chicken thighs, turning to coat. Cover and let marinate 30 minutes.
  3. Heat oven to 350°F. Transfer marinade to a deep skillet. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Add the chicken and cook 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove chicken from liquid; shred with two forks.
  4. In a baking dish, arrange taco shells so they stand upright. Divide shredded chicken between shells; top with cheese. Bake 10 minutes, or until shells are crisp and cheese is melted. Serve with tropical salsa.

Recipe Tips

  • Sweet tropical salsa balances out the heat of Jerk chicken in these tacos.Look for Jerk seasoning by the Latin products in the international aisle of your grocery store. For spicier tacos add additional seasoning to the shredded chicken, but taste as you go because some seasoning is very spicy!