Jamaican-Inspired Jerk Chicken Tacos with Pineapple Salsa (Instant Pot/Ninja Foodi/Pressure Cooker Recipe!)

If you’re looking for a super easy make-ahead weeknight meal that’s pretty hands-off and packed with flavor… LOOK NO FURTHER! These chicken tacos are next level delicious and great for my Ninja Foodi/Instant Pot/pressure cooker lovers out there.

jamaican jerk chicken tacos

If you don’t have a pressure cooker, you can easily make this on the stove by simmering chicken in the liquid (all info in the recipe below) for about 45 minutes-1 hour until the chicken easily shreds.

Not into pineapple salsa?

Go with a pico de Gallo or a mango salsa here!

What jerk seasoning should I use?

If I were sitting here pretending to be a jerk seasoning expert, I would be blatantly lying to you. The experts who make the seasoning and sell it (typically) know best, so that’s why I used a seasoning that was already made. The one I used was from Cravings by Chrissy Teigen. I already owned her spice sampler, so that’s why I used it, but I must say it’s very very flavorful and I love it in this recipe!!

If you’re looking for a little video demo on how to make this recipe, it’s on my Insta below. 🙂

How long will the chicken and salsa last in the fridge for a make-ahead meal?

The chicken will keep up to 4 days if stored in an air-tight container in the fridge. The salsa will also last for up to 4 days stored in a sealed container.

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Pineapple Salsa:
1cup finely chopped pineapple
1/2cup diced red onion
1/2cup chopped roma tomato
Chopped cilantro
Kosher salt
2tbsp lime juice
1/4tsp ground cumin
1/4tbsp smoked paprika
Chicken Tacos:
Avocado oil
1 medium white onion
Kosher salt
1cup chicken broth
2tbsp jerk seasoning of your choice
2lb chicken breasts
Corn tortillas
Sliced radishes
1recipe pineapple salsa
Instant Pot/Ninja Foodi/Pressure cooker (not necessary but makes it easier)



Pineapple salsa:

Combine all ingredients and mix. Adjust seasonings to taste if necessary. 

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Chicken tacos:

Add 2 swirls of oil to a pot on medium heat. Sauté the onion for 5-7 minutes until fragrant. Season with a pinch of kosher salt. 

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Pour the chicken broth into the pot. 

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Add the chicken and jerk seasoning and mix together until the chicken are fully coated in seasoning and submerged as much as possible. 

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Pressure cook on high for 20 minutes. 

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Make the pineapple salsa by combining all of the ingredients and mixing. Adjust seasoning to taste. 

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Release the pressure, then shred the chicken using 2 forks. Allow the shredded chicken to sit in the liquid for at least 10 minutes to absorb more flavor.

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Build the tacos by spreading guacamole first, then adding chicken on top. Top with pineapple salsa and radish slices.

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