Jerk Chicken and Mango Avocado Salsa

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Jerk Chicken with Mango Avocado Salsa on Coconut Rice

Ever since our first and only trip to Jamaica I’ve been a lover of jerk chicken. I do love me some spicy food but when you pair it with the sweet and tangy flavours of a mango avocado salsa it’s almost divine. To make it even more flavourful but oh what an amazing combination you put that jerk chicken and mango avocado salsa on top of coconut rice, oh my. Your tastebuds will be in a tropical heaven. Easy and Delicious Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe

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Easy and Delicious Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe

Jerk Chicken and Mango Avocado Salsa on Coconut Rice

  • Author: Michelle - Powered by Mom
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Flavourful spicy jerk chicken paired with the slightly sweet and tangy mango avocado salsa on top of coconut rice is a delightful combination. Your tastebuds will thank you for this delicious meal.


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Ingredients

Coconut Rice (if you want to include this, it tastes great with the jerk chicken!):

  • 1 1/2 cups jasmine rice, rinsed well and drained well
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 1/4 cups canned full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Chicken & Spice Rub:

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Mango Avocado Salsa:

  • 1 large mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 large avocado, peeled and diced
  • 3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Instructions

Coconut Rice: If making the coconut rice do this first.

  • In a medium saucepan, combine the rice, water, coconut milk and salt. Bring mixture to a rolling boil, stir once, then cover, reduce heat to a simmer and cook until liquid is absorbed, around 20 minutes. Remove from heat, fluff gently with a fork, cover again and let sit for 5 minutes.

Jerk Chicken

  • In a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, allspice, cumin, cloves, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Rinse and pat dry the chicken, then place between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound with the flat side of a meat mallet until even in thickness. Brush the chicken with the canola oil, then sprinkle with the spice rub until every breast is thickly covered.
  • Preheat a grill pan over medium heat. Once hot, coat with a thin layer of oil or cooking spray. Place the chicken in a single layer and cook for 5-6 minutes. Flip the chicken and continue cooking for an additional 5 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees. Remove from heat, cover lightly with aluminium foil, and allow to rest for five minutes.

Mango Avocado Salsa

  • In a large bowl, add the mango, avocado, bell pepper, cilantro, and red onion. Add the lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper, and toss to coat. Adjust seasoning as necessary.

Serving with Coconut Rice

  • To serve, add coconut rice to a plate, top with the jerk chicken, then spoon a hearty helping of the mango avocado salsa over the chicken. Enjoy!

Notes

The Mango Avocado Salsa and Coconut Rice also help cool the temperature of the jerk chicken for those who may want it a little less spicy. You can also serve on top of regular rice or with just veggies.

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I’m going to leave you with one more photo of our Jerk Chicken recipe to get you motivated to make this tasty dish!Easy and Delicious Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe

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  1. This recipe is very different from wgat we eat but I think that my son would love it. And me to. Can’t wait to make this.

  2. I have always wanted to visit Jamaica and I hear that the jerk chicken there is wonderful. In the meantime I can try this recipe and pretend I am in Jamaica for the evening.

  3. This is a way of making chicken I’ve never done anything even remotely and wow have I been missing out. I must make this soon!

  4. This sounds so flavorful and delicious! I am always looking for new ways to cook chicken and this is definitely something that I have never made before. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  5. This sounds really good. I have never tried jerk chicken but have wanted to. The salsa sounds good too very summer like. We should be getting decent mangos here soon!

  6. That chicken looks amazing. I love the sound of your mango avocado salsa. I am going to try this recipe this weekend for sure.

  7. I love jerk seasonings and this seems like a great recipe I am looking forward to trying. I may back the allspice down from 2 to 1.5 teaspoons as I find it can overpower a recipe. My family likes the fire so will be upping the cayenne.

  8. I was in Jamaica for my 1st time in February. I also came back a fan of Jerk Chicken. This recipe looks like a good one for the coming warm season.

  9. Omg! This recipe looks amazing the salsa oh gosh my husband loves jerk chicken and I saw all the other awesome recipes. Thanks for sharing with all of us keep the great recipes coming my family will love it!

  10. I love the complexity of the spice rub; it looks authentic. A lot of times, I see recipes for Jerk Chicken online that are too simple.

  11. This recipe sounds like it would be a wonderful sweet and spicy delicacy to try. It looks sublime and I am so anxious to try it now. Thank you for sharing this post with us.

  12. This recipe sounds so good. My family will love this. We eat alot of chicken. Thank you so much for sharing

  13. I am not usually able to stand spicy foods like jerk chicken but I think that the delicious mango salsa would definitely cool my palate so I could enjoy this yummy-sounding recipe.

  14. Definitely have to show this to my bro! Sounds like a dish suited for him. Mostly all his favorite ingredients. Definite must try, thanks for sharing. ?

  15. Oh, man, that looks fantastic…and like you I’m always in the market for a great chicken recipe. I’ve got some winners on rotation, but I need to expand and try something completely new….and mangos are on sale today at the store…so…

  16. This jerk chicken looks like a must try! Ive just started to eat rice, and will be making this soon!

  17. This looks delicious. I love anything with mango salsa (especially fish tacos ). My husband would love this. It is going on my list for next week.

  18. My daughter just asked me if we could make jerk chicken for dinner one night. This whole dish sounds extremely good especially with the coconut rice, yummy! Thanks for sharing this recipe, my daughter is going to be happy!

  19. I already have all those spices for all the jerk seasoning, which is already a bonus. The mango-avocado salsa looks amazing and a great compliment for the chicken. Gret summer recipe.

  20. I must admit that i have never heard of most of these ingredients but the picture makes this dish look great. I need to expand my palette.