Sunday, February 10, 2019

Jerk Chicken w/Mango Avocado Salsa

Whole 30 Jerk Chicken & Mango Avocado Salsa

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Whole 30 friendly Jerk Chicken with a simple mango & avocado salsa - sweet, spicy, and packed with flavor. Paleo & Gluten Free
Course: Main Course 
Cuisine: Jamaican 
Keyword: jerk chicken 
Servings4 servings
Calories419 kcal
  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tablespoon freshly minced ginger
  • 1 scotch bonnet or sub with another chili pepper for less spice. Scotch bonnets are SPICY so be warned*
  • 1 sprig of fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 date seed removed
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper or to taste
mango salsa
  • 2 large mangos peeled pitted and diced
  • 2 avocados diced and pitted
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • juice from 2 limes about 4 tablespoons
  • 2 tablespoons chopped jalapeno pepper
  1. In a high powered blender or food processor, combine all of the marinade ingredients and process until fully combined and smooth.
  2. Coat all four chicken breasts with the jerk paste. Place in a large ziplock bag and place in the fridge to marinate for a minimum of 20 minutes, preferably 2 hours.
  3. When you’re ready to cook, take your chicken out of the fridge. Preheat a grill or skillet to high heat. When it’s up to temperature place the chicken on the hot grill or skillet. Cook each side for 4-5 minutes until it’s no longer pink in the middle.
  4. Remove the chicken from the heat and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before cutting in. While it’s resting you can make your mango salsa.
  5. Make your mango salsa by combining all the ingredients in a medium bowl.
  6. Serve the chicken with rice or cauliflower rice and top with the mango salsa and enjoy!
Recipe Notes
cook time does not include marinating time
If you can't find scotch bonnets at your local supermarket, or you want a less spicy alternative you can use a jalapeno instead. Habaneros and thai chili peppers can also be substituted
Nutrition Facts
Whole 30 Jerk Chicken & Mango Avocado Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 419 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 722mg 30%
Potassium 1074mg 31%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 13g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 25.5%
Vitamin C 72.5%
Calcium 3%
Iron 6.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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