Chef Jamie’s Chicken Teriyaki Tacos

Chicken Teriyaki Tacos

Yields: 8 Tacos

Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs 2 lb

30 – Minute Teriyaki Marinade     1 pouch

Mc Cormick

Flour Tortillas 8

White Cheddar, shredded as needed

Charred Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple, peeled, cored, small diced 2 cups

Jalapeño, seeded, small fine     1/2 – 1

Red Pepper, chopped small 1/2 c

Red Onion, chopped small 1/4 c

Juice of Lime 1/2 ea

Rice Vinegar 2 Tbl

Ground Ginger 1/8 tsp

Ground Cumin 1/8 tsp

Salt & Pepper to taste

Dry Cilantro 1/2 tsp

Olive Oil 1 Tbl

Lime Crema

Pineapple Yogurt       1-5.3 oz

Sour Cream 2 Tbl

Juice of Lime 1/2

Salt & Pepper to taste

  1. Trim chicken and place in a large bowl or ziplock bag and pour in marinade, reserving 2 tablespoons for basting.  Allow to rest for 30 – 60 minutes.
  1. Pineapple Salsa:  While the chicken is marinating, prepare the pineapple, heat a large non-stick skillet pan with the olive oil over a high heat.  Once the pan is hot, carefully place the pineapple in and grill, tossing frequently until the pineapple starts to develop a light char.  Remove from the heat and set aside.  While the pineapple is cooking, combine all the rest of the ingredients into a medium size bowl and toss.  Once the pineapple has cooled slightly, combine with the rest of the ingredients and place into the refrigerator until ready to eat.
  1. Lime Crema:  Combine all 3 of the Crema ingredients together into a small bowl and place in the refrigerator until needed.
  1. When the chicken is ready,  grill in a sauté pan with a touch of olive oil, over a medium high heat for about 3 minutes on each side until the internal temperature reaches 165.  Once the chicken is ready, place on a cutting board and allow to rest for a few minutes while you grill the tortillas.
  1. In a skillet pan, over a high heat, grill each of the tortillas for about 30 -60 seconds on each side and  reserve on a plate.  Once the tortillas are ready, assemble tacos: sliced chicken, pineapple salsa, lime cream and a touch of shredded cheddar cheese.