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Baja Chicken Tacos


posted: 02/24/17

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These Baja Chicken Tacos are so packed with flavor, you are going to want to make them for weeknight dinners and your parties!

In soft tortilla shells, the Baja Chicken is also with guacamole and a lettuce slaw.

I’m so excited to be partnering with Gold’n Plump to bring you this crazy good taco recipe! Thank you for supporting the brands that make Wine & Glue possible.

So I’m part of a book club.

And by book club, I mean I have three amazing friends who would once upon a time, before there were lots of little kids and busy careers, read books (or pretend to have read books) and meet to discuss them for five minutes before moving on to drinking wine and talking about life.

Now we just drink wine and talk about life.

An overhead photo of the Shakers' Jamaican Chicken

One of our favorite places to hold “book club” is this great taco place. They have all sorts of not your-average-tacos on their menu, and one of my favorites is their Baja Taco! It has a citrus slaw and an avocado salsa. Are you drooling yet? I am. It’s embarrassing that when I describe food while I’m typing blog posts, I legit drool. It either means I have a problem or I’m totally in the right line of work.

One or the other.

On a baking tray, the Shakers' Jamaican chicken is getting ready to be baked.

So when Gold’n Plump asked me to share with you their new line of SHAKERS, and I saw one was Jamaican flavored, I knew I had to make ya’ll some Baja Chicken Tacos.

You guys the SHAKERS knock my socks off. They are made with all natural chicken breast meat from chickens raised with no antibiotics-ever, which makes me feel awesome about giving them to my family. They are sold fresh, never frozen, and all of that is great. What is even more AMAZING is how easy they are to make. You literally pour the chicken in the bag with the provided seasoned breadcrumb packet, shake it, and put it on a pan and pop it in the oven. Done in under 20 minutes. Life changing.

The shakers come in five flavors: Savory, Sweet Chili Jamaican, Honey BBQ, and Chipotle Adobo. You guys. They are perfect in these tacos, but let’s be real. They are totally perfect for making a super easy dinner for the kiddos and serving alongside some veggies!

In soft tortilla shells, the Baja Chicken is also with guacamole and a lettuce slaw.

But let’s talk about these tacos. While your Jamaican chicken is cooking you quickly whip up some citrus slaw and mash up some avocados for you avocado salsa. Then you just let everyone assemble their tacos. They are totally delicious!

For more great recipes ideas using SHAKERS, be sure to follow Gold’n Plump on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

In soft tortilla shells, the Baja Chicken is also with guacamole and a lettuce slaw.

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Baja Chicken Tacos

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  • 1 package of Gold'n Plump Jamaican SHAKERS cooked according to package instructions
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • Citrus Slaw
  • 14 oz slaw mix
  • juice from two medium oranges about 1/2 cup
  • juice from two large limes about 6 TBSPs
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • Avocado Salsa
  • 2 avocados
  • 1/2 cup diced cherry tomatoes
  • 8 oz pineapple chunks drained and chopped
  • 1/4 red onion diced small
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • While your Jamaican chicken is cooking, make the Citrus Slaw by combining the slaw mix, orange juice, lime juice, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Make the Avocado Salsa by mashing up two ripe avocados, and then mixing in the tomatoes, pineapple, onion, salt, and pepper.
  • To make each taco, place a spoonful of the slaw, a spoonful of the salsa and approximately three pieces of Jamaican chicken on the tortilla shells.
Author: Lisa Longley

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In soft tortilla shells, the Baja Chicken is also with guacamole and a lettuce slaw.

Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Karen @ The Food Charlatan says

    Haha! I have a bookclub like that too! But less wine more dessert. We’re rockin it Mormon style. But I definitely don’t read the book most of the time, haha! I’m loving these tacos, and the chipotle ones sound amazing too!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Karen, lol!! I just adore you.

  2. Maria @ kitchenathoskins says

    These are some good looking tacos and i love that these use frozen ones…perfect for busy weeknights

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you Maria!

  3. Tony says

    This looks delicious. I can’t wait to try it, although I’m not sure if my grocery store sell the Jamaican chicken.

  4. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl says

    My kids are taco obsessed!! Love these!

  5. Carolyn says

    Such a kid friendly meal!

  6. Heather Brown says

    These look so yummy!

  7. Taylor Kiser says

    So much to love about these tacos! The convenience of the of SHAKERS, the citrus slaw, and the avocado salsa! My mouth is watering just thinking about digging into one of these tacos!

  8. Gina @Running to the Kitchen says

    Oooh, that chicken looks so crispy! Love it!

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