Jerk Chicken Salad Recipe

Jerk chicken salad is a flavorful and healthy salad perfect to enjoy on a summer day. It is a protein-rich classic chicken salad.

I have shared a lot of chicken salad recipes with you. All of them are delicious and nutritious and enriched with colorful veggies but today’s jerk chicken salad recipe is a little different. It includes a lot of colorful fresh fruits along with chicken and veggies. Getting excited already to know how the tender chicken, fresh fruit, and crunchy veggies combination tastes?

Then make and enjoy the jerk chicken salad at home. This chicken salad is simple to make and can be customized to your own preferences by adding any fruits you love. After mixing fruits and chicken when you add the jerk seasoning it just changes the whole thing. 

Scroll down to know about this salad in detail and how can you make this at home just by following a few simple steps with what you have at your home. The making process is not a long one and neither hard. Let’s explore more below.

So all in all; this salad is packed full of flavor and nutrients that will give you energy all summer long!

Would you like to give this summer’s fresh jerk chicken salad a try? Then you have to be with me till the end.

Jerk Chicken Salad Recipe

Jerk Chicken Salad Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: JamaicanDifficulty: Medium
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Calories

395

kcal
Total time

30

minutes

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. The chicken is fried with jerk seasoning, then mixed with freshly chopped veggies, and fruits, and finally tossed in herbs and other ingredients. Let’s know the full recipe in a few simple steps and enjoy the delicious jerk chicken salad.

Ingredients

  • 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 Chicke: 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 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.
    Preparation
  •  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 with a piece of lettuce and some cheese.
    Serve

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Why Should You Try Jerk Chicken Salad

Jerk chicken salad is a delicious and healthy salad that can be enjoyed by just about anyone. It is a popular versatile salad that you can serve as an appetizer or main course, as it’s made with fried chicken, fresh fruits, and crunchy veggies. The flavors are sensational together. It’s also easy to make at home so you can enjoy the amazing taste without having to go out all the time. 

Plus, this salad is loaded with nutrients, including protein, fiber, vitamins A and C, calcium, and iron; which makes it a great way to start your day or snack. The chicken and veggies are high in protein and vitamins, while the fruit provides natural sweetness and plenty of nutrients. All of these ingredients together make for a healthy meal that will help you stay full longer. 

It also contains antioxidants such as vitamin E and carotenoids which can protect the body against cell damage caused by free radicals.

Additionally, it is also low in calories and cholesterol free so it’s perfect if you’re trying to lose weight or keep your blood pressure under control. The salad also contains healthy fats which are essential for your body’s functioning.  

So why not give the jerky chicken salad a try next time you have an appetite for something special?

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 upto 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. 

Nutrition Facts

Fat7g
Cholesterol00mg
Sodium150mg
Carbohydrate36.4g
Protein20.9g

Conclusion 

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 another version of chicken salad and let your taste buds tantalized for more.

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