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Jerk Chicken

mango avocado salsa

Jerk Chicken

This Jerk Chicken dish with Mango Avocado Salsa is a great addition to any spring menu, especially with mango season beginning around May. If you have the ability to use fresh ingredients in the salsa it will add a vibrant flavor to the dish.

Cooking Notes

Be sure to marinate the boneless chicken overnight!

This dish pairs well with cauliflower rice or brown rice.

Ingredients for Chicken Marinade:

  • (2) Boneless Chicken breasts
  • (2) Tbls. melted coconut oil
  • (3) Scallions, chopped
  • (2) Tbls. Garlic, minced
  • (1) Tbls. Ginger, ground
  • (1/2) tsp. Cinnamon
  • (1/2) tsp. Allspice
  • (1/2) tsp. Nutmeg
  • (1) Spring of fresh Thyme (optional)
  • Juice from one lime

Ingredients for Salsa:

  • (2) Mangos, peeled, pitted, diced
  • (2) Avocados, diced
  • (1/4) C. Cilantro
  • Juice from (2) Limes
Ingredient Notes:

Fresh mangos can be difficult to peel and chop if you don’t have strong hands or a sharp knife, so I like to purchase pre-chopped mangos sometimes at our local grocery store.


  • In a high-power blender or food processor combine all marinade ingredients until smooth.
  • Coat chicken breasts with the jerk marinade and then place in an air-tight container in the refrigerator overnight. *If you do forget to marinate overnight it can still taste similar with 3 to 4 hours of marinating time.*
  • The chicken can be grilled or cooked on the stovetop. Preheat skillet to medium-high heat and coat with non-stick oil or spray. Place chicken in the skillet and cover. Cook time varies so check it frequently until it is no longer pink in the middle. It takes between 10 and 12 minutes on our stovetop.
  • Remove chicken from the stovetop, but keep covered.
  • While the chicken settles make the mango avocado salsa. Combine all salsa ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well. Add sea salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Remove chicken from pan and top with mango avocado salsa. Enjoy!

For additional suggestions, please visit the Mrs. B on a Mission YouTube channel for the cooking video that pairs with this recipe.

Happy Cooking, Mrs. B

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