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Jerk Chicken Salad – Immaculate Bites

Jerk Chicken Salad – A classic summer meal that is fresh and filled at the same time. Juicy and perfectly spicy grilled chicken, a refreshing combination of fruits and vegetables, and a spicy lime vinaigrette create three unrivaled flavors. I love all kinds of variations of chicken salad, but this tropical recipe soon became my favorite!

It’s hot, everyone – we’re talking about three-digit numbers! And there is no doubt that the last thing I want to do when summer gets so hot is to warm my kitchen by turning on the stove or oven. Instead, you can find me on the grill while sipping the icy red stripes while grilling the jerk chicken for this recipe. 🌞

This recipe is of all kinds good in terms of taste-it’s basically Jamaican salad. 😆 Plus, it gets together so quickly that it will probably take longer to eat this salad than preparing it. Win-win!

Jerk chicken salad, refreshing summer meal

Why Jerk Chicken Salad is the perfect salad

Jerk chicken salad is not only delicious, but also nutritious and can be used on any diet. Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, rich in protein and very low in calories. Another thing is that if you have food hypersensitivity, it does not contain gluten and dairy products. In addition, this recipe can be suitable for Whole30, Old, and Keto with little or no adjustment.

Recipe ingredients

Ingredients for jerk chicken salad recipe
Ingredients for jerk chicken salad dressing recipe
  1. Chicken breast – This lean protein is very fresh off the grill, especially if it’s covered with jerk seasoning.
  2. Jerk seasoning – A spice mix that gives this dish a Caribbean flavor.
  3. Fresh fruits and vegetables – Greens, pineapples, mangoes, red onions, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and avocados all come together to create a delicious mix of flavor and texture.
  4. Lime Viniglet – Olive oil, lime juice, garlic and honey add just the right amount of delicious pepper to this already great salad.

How to make jerk chicken salad

Season the meat and put the ingredients together.

Prepare the material

  • Ready chicken – Place chicken breast on a plate, season with salt, then season with jerk seasoning. Set aside and let it marinade for about 1-2 hours. (photo1)
  • Grillin time – Preheat the grill over medium to high heat. Once the grill is heated, place the chicken breast on the grill and grill on both sides for 5-7 minutes, or at least until the internal temperature reaches 165 ℉ / 74 ° C and the juice is clear. Save it.
  • dressing – Add olive oil, lime juice, rind, honey, garlic, salt and pepper to a medium-sized mixing bowl. Mix with a whisk together until completely mixed. Save it. (Photo)
Combine dressings and assemble everything

Assemble the salad

  • The Fruits and vegetables – Prepare pineapples, mangoes, red onions, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and coriander. Put in a bowl and mix together. (Photo)
  • Finish the salad – Place the mixed salad green on the serving plate and the fruit and vegetable mixture on top. Then add the sliced ​​avocado and then the sliced ​​chicken breast. (Photo 6-7)
  • Final finish – Apply vinaigrette dressing to the salad. Finally, serve with coriander! (Photo 8)

Recipe variations

  1. You’re already on the grill, so try replacing the diced pineapples with pineapple rings and grilling them too. If you have time for extra steps, it really takes this salad up a notch.
  2. Try different proteins if needed. Grilled fish and shrimp jerk seasonings also taste great here. To be honest, you can customize this salad to your liking. Switch fruits and vegetables to your favorite combo. With jerk chicken and this lime vinaigrette, almost anything tastes great. 😋

Tips and tricks

  1. Meat thermometers help to bake chicken breasts perfectly. Rest assured that by using a thermometer, the chicken will not be overheated or overheated and will be completely juicy and tender.
  2. Spray the cooking spray while the grill is heating so that the chicken does not stick when the grill is turned over.

Prior instructions

Making this salad in advance is perfectly feasible. Grill and slice chicken to make vinaigrette, chopped, tossed with vegetables, fruits and coriander. Store each salad element separately in a closed refrigerator container up to 2 days in advance. When you’re ready to eat, combine mixed greens with chopped fruits and vegetables, put chicken on top, slice avocado and add it, and let the dressing rain in a light rain. 👌

Offering and storage procedures

You can serve this salad while the chicken is grilled or wait until it cools to room temperature. If desired, we can also serve sliced ​​and chilled chicken.

Keep fruits and vegetables, salad greens, chicken and vinaigrette all separately in a closed refrigerator. This way, the salad will taste fresh after 3-5 days and will not wilt or become sticky.

Enjoy a large bowl of jerk chicken salad

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the three main ingredients for jerk seasonings?

Scotch bonnet, all spices and thyme are the main ingredients in jerk seasonings. From there, this spice blend is highly customizable. My jerk seasoning recipes include ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, white pepper, smoked paprika, and coconut sugar. 😉

Why is Jerk Chicken so spicy?

The heat you feel is the scotch bonnet pepper flakes of the jerk seasoning. If you like spicy food, you’ll love the unique flavor and heat of Scotch bonnet.

Why does jerk chicken look black?

No, you didn’t burn those chicken breasts. Do not postpone the various spices of jerk seasoning, especially large amounts of all spices, as they give the chicken of jerk seasoning a dark brown, almost charred appearance. Those dark, charred spots are the most flavorful bits.

What to serve with Jamaican jerk chicken salad

This salad will fill you on its own, but you can make it part of the whole Jamaican diet.Provide it with Caribbean rice and beans When Yuka fly For some delicious combinations.And what about some Mango idiot For dessert? very delicious!

Incredible jerk recipes than try

  1. Jerk sauce
  2. Jerk marinade
  3. Simple jerk chicken recipe
  4. Grilled jerk chicken tacos
  5. Jamaican jerk salmon
  6. Jerk shrimp

Conclusion

It’s fast, easy and delicious, so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t make jerk chicken salad today. Make a refreshing plate of this soothing salad that is reminiscent of tropical escapes. How did it look for you? Please let us know in the comments. ❤️

This blog post was originally published in December 2014 and has been updated with new recipes, additional tips and new photos.

Jerk chicken salad

A classic summer meal that is fresh and filled at the same time. Juicy and perfectly spiced grilled chicken, a refreshing combination of fruits and vegetables, and a spicy lime vinaigrette create three unrivaled flavors.

material

  • 2 Chicken breast, No skin and no bone
  • ½ tea spoon salt
  • 1 Tbsp Jerk seasoning
  • ½ cup Fresh pineapple, Dice
  • 1 Ripe mango, Dice
  • ½ Red onion, Thinly sliced
  • 1 Red bell pepper, Thinly sliced
  • ½ cup Cherry tomato, Halved
  • ½ cucumber, Peeled and diced
  • ¼ cup coriander, Chopped
  • Four cup Mixed salad green, Wash and tap to dry
  • 1 Avocado, Sliced

Instructions

  • Place chicken breast on a plate, season with salt, then season with jerk seasoning. Set aside and marinade for 1-2 hours.

  • Preheat the grill over medium to high heat and spray with a cooking spray to coat the bottom of the grill.

  • Once the grill is heated, place the chicken breast on the grill for 5-7 minutes. Turn the chicken over and grill for another 5-7 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 ℉ / 74 ° C and the juice is clear. Save it.

  • Prepare pineapple, mango, red onion, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and coriander. Put in a bowl and mix together. Save it.

  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, put all the ingredients for making vinegret sauce (olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, honey, garlic, salt, pepper). Mix with a whisk together until fully combined. Save it.

  • Place the mixed salad green on a serving plate, a mixture of fruits and vegetables, sliced ​​avocado on top, and finally sliced ​​chicken breast on top.

  • Sprinkle with vinaigrette dressing salad and serve with coriander.

Tips and cautions:

  • Meat thermometers help to bake chicken breasts perfectly. Rest assured that by using a thermometer, the chicken will not be overheated or overheated and will be completely juicy and tender.
  • Spray the cooking spray while the grill is heating so that the chicken does not stick when the grill is turned over.
  • Please note that nutritional information is approximate and can vary significantly depending on the product used in the recipe.

Nutritional composition table:

Serving: 350g| calorie: 340kcal (17%)| carbohydrate: 37g (12%)| protein: twenty oneg (42%)| thick: 14g (twenty two%)| cholesterol: 49mg (16%)| sodium: 98mg (Four%)| fiber: 6g (twenty five%)| sugar: twenty twog (twenty four%)

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