Jerk Chicken With Pineapple-Mango Salsa

Yield: 4 servings
Calories: 403
Theme: New
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Official Bite Club member Janielle dishes on her husband's famous jerk chicken recipe -- his secret is leaving the skin on to retain the moisture in the chicken. Plus, balance out this spicy dish with sweet mango salsa to top it off. 

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 3 medium scallions, chopped
  • 2 chiles, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp five-spice powder
  • 1 tbsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp dried thyme, crumbled
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • chicken legs and thighs
  • 1/4 pineapple
  • 1 mango
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • cilantro
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

1. Combine onion, scallions, chiles, garlic, five-spice powder, ground pepper, dried thyme, nutmeg, salt, soy sauce, and vegetable oil to make jerk sauce. 

 

2. Marinate chicken legs and thighs in sauce in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. 

 

3. Once fully marinated, grill chicken until grill marks form. Then, put in the oven for 30-45 minutes to finish cooking. 

 

4. Combine pineapple, mango, red onion, red pepper, cilantro, honey, and salt and pepper together in a bowl to make salsa. 

 

5. Top chicken with salsa and enjoy. 

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