Tacos Three Ways: Smoky Chicken, Jerk Pork & Prawn, Mango And Avocado Tacos Recipe

(1 rating)

Preparation Time30 mins plus marinating
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories759 Kcal38%
Fat43 g61%
Saturated Fat13 g65%
Carbohydrates38 g15%

These simple tacos allow everyone to pick and choose their favourite fillings for a fun and informal dinner.


For smoky chilli chicken tacos

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1tsp cumin seeds
  • 1tsp smoked paprika
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • to serve
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into 1cm strips 1 tomato, deseeded and finely chopped 50g feta, crumbled
  • 1 avocado, sliced

For jerk pork tacos

  • 2tsp jerk seasoning
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 250g pork fillet, cut into 1cm strips
  • to serve
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • 1 gem lettuce, finely shredded
  • 50g Cheddar cheese, grated
  • ½ bunch coriander, roughly torn

For prawn, mango and avocado tacos

  • 200g king prawns
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • to serve
  • 1 mango, sliced
  • handful rocket
  • 150ml sour cream
  • 12 crunchy tacos


  1. For the chicken, combine the garlic, cumin, paprika and oil. Toss the chicken in the mixture and leave to marinate.
  2. For the pork, combine the jerk seasoning and olive oil. Coat the pork in the mixture and leave to marinate. Toss the red onion in the lime juice and 1tsp salt and leave to marinate for up to 1 hr until lightly pickled.
  3. For the prawns, toss them in the olive oil and season. Heat 3 frying pans and cook the chicken in one pan for around 5 mins, until cooked through, cook the pork in another pan for 5 mins, until cooked, and the prawns in the last pan for 3-5 mins, until pink all over.
  4. Heat the taco shells according to the pack instructions. Serve the meat and fish in sharing-style dishes, along with the toppings, including the picked onions, for everyone to help themselves to.
Jane Curran

Jane Curran is a freelance food editor, stylist, writer and consultant based in Cape Town. Former food director of TI Media & woman&home. All about food, wine (dipWSET), gardening and the Arsenal.