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Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken Tacos

Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken Tacos are super simple to make for weeknight dinner. Spicy & packed full of Caribbean flavor. Mango & avocado salsa adds freshness.
Keyword jerk chicken tacos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 tacos
Author Meg's Everyday Indulgence


  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (1-2 limes, depending on size)
  • 2 large jalapenos, cut into big chunks be careful not to touch the insides of jalapenos (wear gloves if concerned), removed the seeds and ribs if you don't want it spicy
  • 4 large garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken (breasts or thighs or a combination)
  • Corn or flour tortillas

For the Mango Avocado Salsa:

  • 1 large mango, diced into 1/4-inch chunks
  • 1 large avocado, diced into 1/4-inch chunks
  • Juice of 1/2 lime


  • Combine oil, soy sauce, lime juice, jalapenos, garlic, brown sugar, pepper, salt, thyme, ginger, allspice, cloves and cinnamon in a food processor. Pulse until completely smooth.
  • Place chicken in your slow cooker. Pour the jerk sauce over the chicken and turn to ensure chicken is coated. Set slow cooker to cook on low for 6-7 hours or high for 3-4 hours. 
  • Once cooked, shred the chicken in the slow cooker and toss around in the sauce to coat.
  • Toss together the mango, avocado and lime juice in a bowl.
  • To assemble: place desired amount of jerk chicken on a tortilla. Top with mango salsa and enjoy.