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Jerked Chicken with Mango and Avocado Salad

Jerked Chicken with Mango and Avocado Salad

When I made the jerk chicken a while ago I ended up with a lot of extra jerk marinade. I have been enjoying having the extra marinade around because it has made for some quick and tasty meals. I was looking for a light meal and I thought; What better than a salad with some jerked chicken? Juicy ripe mangoes were the next thing to come to mind for the salad. Lately I have been enjoying avocados and I thought that they would add a nice bit of relief to the heat of the jerk chicken. I have also been experimenting using beans in salads lately and this time I went with some kidney beans, though black beans also crossed my mind. The salad ended up being quite good. The avocados and sweet mangoes complemented the heat of the spicy chicken nicely.

Ingredients:
1 chicken breast
1/4 cup jerk marinade
1 tablespoon oil
1 lemon (juice and zest)
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon honey
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste
2 handfuls romaine lettuce (chopped)
1 mango (peeled, pitted, and cut into bite sized pieces)
1 avocado (peeled, pitted, and cut into bite sized pieces)
1 handful kidney beans (rinsed and drained)

Direction:
1. Marinate the chicken in the jerk marinade for 20 minutes to overnight.
2. Heat the oil in a pan.
3. Add the chicken and saute until golden brown on both sides, about 3-5 minutes per side.
4. Mix the lemon juice, lemon zest, oil, honey, dijon mustard, salt and pepper.
5. Assemble salad and pour on dressing.
5. Top with sliced jerked chicken.

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41 comments:

Steph said...

Your salad looks great! I love the pairing of sweet + spicy with the added richness of the avocado.

Dee said...

Yums, Kevin! This looks amazing, as usual :)

(I was going to gush about your amazing photo, but I didn't want to sound like a broken record.)

Ben said...

Oh wow, this dish screams summer all over. It's too early over here to be looking at this kind of pics :-p

VeggieGirl said...

mango + avocado + spicy jerk marinade = fabulous.

Bellini Valli said...

Very creative Kevin:D

Jeff said...

I always grill pineapple with my jerk but man that mango sounds good and awesome.

Gloria said...

Hi Kevin, I think mango and avocado are really nice!!!xGloria

Jeanine said...

That looks like the perfect summer meal! Yum!

Parker said...

Nice dish. Funny was going to make jerk chicken last night, but was short a few ingredients. Always love chicken with mango.

Mónica said...

Kevin , what a lovely blog with so many tasty recipes. This salad looks realy yummi.Is hard to resist that great photo!
Can i have a bite?

Adam said...

The salad looks awesome with the avocado. Very islandy.

Deborah said...

The chicken looks great, but I'm loving the combo of mango and avocado! Yum!

noobcook said...

The chicken sitting a top the fruity salad looks so delectable!

Pam said...

Looks light and so tasty. The colors in the photo are beautiful too.

Katie said...

that looks delicious. i love jerk spice with mango.

Jenny said...

Wow Kevin,What a gorgeous looking salad! Wish I had it for lunch today!

Katie said...

This looks beautiful. Spicy and Sweet a perfect combo.

OhioMom said...

Oh yeah, another fab meal. Now, let me go look for that jerk marinade.

eliza said...

Yummy! i love the colors and the combination of the dish!

noble pig said...

I love a good jerk and I love jerk chicken too!

Becky said...

aaah this looks delicious! a perfect summer salad.

Bridgett said...

The combination of mango and the jerk chicken would be wonderful....full of flavor. Another lovely dish, Kevin!

Elle said...

I love this! We love jerk chicken, and pairing it with mango and avocado is pure genius, Kevin!

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giz said...

Kevin, I don't know what you do to make your living but food styling is something you might want to consider - even if you do it free lance. You do have a flair. That jerked chicken looks really appealing.

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

Delicious - mango and avocado together sounds fabulous :)

Dragon said...

Mango and Avocado are two of my favourite flavour combinations. The chicken looks amazing.

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My Sweet & Saucy said...

Love all the components for this salad! I like that it seems like a real meal and would fill you up nicely!

Mark said...

This looks fantastic... love the flavor and texture combinations. You are the hardest working man in the food blogging business. Keep up the good work.

kamailesfood said...

Wow...this salad looks fabulous. I'll eat almost anything with mango or avocado in it.

Mrs Ergül said...

Kevin, this looks really appetizing!! salad, mango, chicken - all good!

Grace said...

what did you just call me? a jerk and a chicken? i'm hurt. no, actually, i don't mind at all--this is an awesome meal! :)

HoneyB said...

This looks absolutely amazing. I have two mangos at home and was thinking of making a salsa - I plan to search your archives first. Of course, you were the first person I thought of when I thought of making something with mangos!

Sharon said...

It's been awhile since I"ve been able to get my hands on a mango that creates big, yummy chunks like that. I love the flavor combo of this dish. I always need something a little sweet to cut down the spicyness!

Dawn said...

I have to agree with what others are saying, the combo you have created here sounds like it goes really well together.
What a great dinner to serve on a hot summer night.
I just might steal this as I love jerk chicken.

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

Oh, Kevin this looks delicious even in the middle of winter.

Manggy said...

Awesome. Great salad, Kevin-- try putting jerked chicken, mangoes, and tomato sauce on a pizza base! :)

Alice said...

Scrumptious. Avocado and mango are always a good combination so added to jerk chicken..even better. Great idea! Yum.

Beatrice said...

delicious!

Diane Green said...

It's good with 1/4 cup chopped cilantro!

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