Jerk Chicken Salad Recipe

Instead of wasting leftover chicken, make a healthy and tasty Caribbean Jerk Chicken Salad in only a few minutes. This is a flavorful and healthy salad, perfect to enjoy on a summer day.

My friends and family always rave about this salad with jerk chicken when I make it. It’s a great way to get your “salad fix” without feeling like you’re eating something boring. Plus, it’s a healthy meal that can easily be customized to your preferences.

So, if you’re searching for a delicious, nutritious, and simple salad dish, give this one a try! I ensure you will not be disappointed.

Jerk Chicken Salad Recipe

Jerk Chicken Salad Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: JamaicanDifficulty: Medium


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Jerk chicken salad is a good balance of chicken, veggies, and fruits. It looks amazing and tastes delicious as well. It’s guaranteed to leave you feeling satisfied and energized

Let’s go over the full recipe in a few easy steps and enjoy this delicious salad.


  • 2 boneless chicken breasts

  • ½ cup of mangoes

  • 20 Rainer cherries

  • ½ cup of spring onion

  • ½ cup avocado

  • ½  cup celery

  • ¼ cup pineapple

  • ¼  cup cucumber,

  • ¼  cup red bell pepper, 

  • ¼  cup scallion

  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes

  • ½ cup of lettuce

  • 2tablespoon of salad dressing

  • 2 tablespoons of Jamaican jerk seasoning

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon of cheese

  • 1 tablespoon garlic

  • 1 tablespoon Black pepper

  • Salt as per taste

  • Equipment you will need
  • Iron skillet

  • Spatula

  • Chopping board

  • Knife

  • Large mixing bowl

  • Small bowls

how to make Jerk Chicken Salad

  • Fry The Chicken: Turn on the stove, put an iron skillet on it, and set it on medium-low heat. Add two tablespoons of olive oil, let it heat a little, and add the chicken breast. Season the breast with salt, and pepper, and fry for a few minutes.

    Now add 2 tablespoons of Jamaican jerk seasoning and fry both sides by flipping. Keep flipping in every few minutes and fry for 15 to 20 minutes until chicken breasts are cooked thoroughly and turn golden brown. 
    Fry The Chicke
  • Preparation: While the chicken is on the stove, meanwhile you can prep other ingredients to add to the salad. Rinse well all the fruits and vegetables and let’s cut them into pieces.

    Cut the mangoes, celery, pineapple cucumber, red bell pepper, scallion, cherries, and avocado into slices and then small pieces. Dice the onion, chop the garlic, and lettuce. Keep all these ingredients in separate bowls and keep them aside.
  • Cut The Chicken And Add Fruits: Once the chicken is ready, take it out from the pan and keep it aside to cool down. When the chicken is touchable take a chopping board and cut it into big slices and keep it aside.

    Now take a large mixing bowl, and start with fruits, add ½ cup of mangoes, ½ cup of celery, ½ cup of avocados, ¼  cup of pineapple, and ¼ scallion. Mix all these ingredients. 
    Cut The Chicken And Add Fruits
  • Add Vegetable And Other Ingredients: Next add all the vegetables including onions, cucumber, red bell pepper, and lettuce. Then add the lemon juice, garlic, and cheese. Finally, finish with salad dressing and toss everything.
    Add Vegetable And Other Ingredients
  • Serve: The jerk salad is all ready to serve. You can have this as a snack or main dish as well. Because it has enough nutrition to be the main dish. Take a serving plate or bowl, pour some of the salad into it,  put some chicken pieces on top of it and garnish it with a piece of lettuce and some cheese.

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Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories395
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 7g 11%
    • Sodium 150mg 7%
    • Total Carbohydrate 36.4g 12%
      • Protein 20.9g 40%

        * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

        Tips And Tricks

        • For juicy chicken, marinate it with salt, pepper, and jerk seasoning for 30 minutes before frying. 
        • Use fresh fruits for the perfect texture and retain summer’s freshness.  
        • You can make it ahead and store it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to five days. 
        • Use varieties of fruits and veggies as you wish to make the salad more nutritious. But balance the quantity, and don’t add one ingredient in more quantity than others, which will ruin the taste.
        • You can also add a few dried fruits if you have less variation of fruits at home. 


        The best thing about this salad is that it can be easily customized to enjoy your own favorite version. If you prefer more spice, add some chili powder or cayenne pepper.

        If you want it sweeter, try using honey or maple syrup instead of sugar-based dressings. Whatever flavor profile you are looking for, jerk chicken salad will likely have it! 

        However, the main ingredient is always jerk seasoning, which gives the salad its unique flavor and heat. Try this other version of chicken salad and let your taste buds tantalize you for more.

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