Caribbean Jerk Chicken With Fresh Fruit Salsa

"Can't be in the tropics but you'll feel like you are when you're enjoying this salsa made with tropical fresh sweet mangoes, papaya, crisp red peppers and ginger mixed with aromatic spices and herbs topping the grilled jerk chicken that is well seasoned with the same mixture of herbs and spices."
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  • Mix the Spice Mixture in a mini food processor pulsing to a chunky mixture. Or finely chop all together.
  • Coat chicken with 1 1/2 tablespoons of mixture rubbing in and marinade for 1/2-1 hour in refrigerator.
  • Add the rest of the spice mixture to the salsa ingredients. Chill.
  • Heat grill to medium high.
  • Rub the chicken with the oil.
  • Place on hot grill and cook 4-5 minutes pre side till done. Depending on how thick the breasts are. May be pan fried or broiled as well.
  • Plate chicken and top generously with salsa.
  • Serve with rice or on a bed of salad greens.

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  1. Lazerclaire
    Excellent recipe. This is what I imagine when I think of Caribbean jerk. I like to use pineapple in the salsa. My mouth is watering just thinking about how good this jerk chicken is!
  2. lazyme
    Delish! Loved the salsa on this. Thanks for sharing, Rita. Made for Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup Tag.
  3. KLBoyle
    Delicious!!! I made this for our anniversary (4th anniversary is "fruit") and it made for a very special meal. I'm not the biggest cumin fan and was a little scared of it but it worked beautifully with the fruit, a perfect complement. I served this with recipe#97745 and recipe#152608. Thanks for helping to make our anniversary so special!
  4. Midwest Maven
    This chicken was tender and delicious and I loved the fruit salsa! Thanks Rita :) Made for The Rail Riding Rowdies ZWT5.
  5. daisygrl64
    Excellent recipe. I loved the freshness of the fruit, and the added crunch from the red bell pepper with a little tang of the hot peppers was just perfect. Thank you for posting. Made by "Cooks With Dirty Faces" member for ZWT5



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