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Caribbean Chicken Tacos

Caribbean Chicken Tacos

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Are you licking the screen as much as we were when we received this post about Caribbean Chicken Tacos?  OMG, we cannot wait to make this recipe, simple, flavorful, and gorgeous!  We are pleased to introduce you to Matt.  I virtually met Matt Robinson when I noticed this “Real Food by Dad” reading Chez Us.  What a dad man that cooks and blogs about easy, kid-friendly and absolutely gorgeous food, I had to check out his site.  Then I felt like I was living under a rock, he was the other half to another very talented food blogger I admired, Naomi of Bakers Royale.  Seems like the perfect duo – sweet and savory!  Since, I have become a regular reader of Real Food by Dad, and love his simple and fresh meals;  lucky family!  You can find Matt on Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram and G+.

 

Caribbean Chicken Tacos | Chez Us

There is no greater compliment than when the author of a blog I enjoy asks me to guest post.

When Denise asked me to share a taco recipe for Taco Tuesday, I knew exactly what kind I would make, Caribbean Chicken Tacos.

In my home, tacos are a regular thing, we must have about half a dozen or more variations. But these are my favorite, it’s hard for me to past up the flavors in this—maybe it’s the molasses, the ginger, the distinct Jamaican Allspice, or the slight spiciness of the habanero, or the citrus tang of the lime—oh, heck, it’s the combination of it all. And of course, there’s the mango and cilantro salsa that perfectly rounds out every bite.

These are super easy to make, and since it comes together in less than 30 minutes, you can definitely bookmark this for a weeknight dinner. How’s that for fast and easy?

Caribbean Chicken Tacos | Chez Us

 

Recipe:  Caribbean Chicken Tacos

**Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 habanero
  • 3 scallions, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1-inch ginger, cut into quarters
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoon Jamaican Allspice
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • ¼ cardamom
  • 2 lbs. chicken breast

Mango Cilantro Salsa

  • 2 mangos, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice

Directions:

To prepare Caribbean chicken:

  1. Place all ingredients except for the chicken in a food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Pierce chicken with a fork to create little holes. Transfer marinade and chicken into a plastic bag and seal. Rub the marinade into the chicken.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 24 hours.
  4. Grill for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until the thickest part of the chicken reads 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.
  5. Alternately, you can bake the chicken in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes or until the thickest part of the chicken reads 165 degrees on an instant-read thermometer.

To prepare Mango Cilantro Salsa:

Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine.

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Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles

Monday 11th of August 2014

Ooooo...love the combination of spices in these. Gorgeous!

Paula - bell'alimento

Friday 8th of August 2014

Oh good golly Matt these look scrump dilly icious! Pinned.

La Cuisine d'Helene

Friday 8th of August 2014

Lucky of you to host Matt here. Beautiful recipe and pictures. Have a great week-end!

Shashi @ runninsrilankan

Thursday 7th of August 2014

These tacos sound wonderful! I am a huge fan of Matt's dishes and I am glad to have been referred here to your blog through his!!!

Liren

Wednesday 6th of August 2014

Matt and Naomi are a dynamic duo! Such a talented (and well fed!) couple - this looks amazing!