Sunday, June 13, 2010
Citrus Marinated Jerk Chicken with Fresh Mango Salsa....
Are you enjoying all of the beautiful fruits presently available? This is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy. I love the contrast of the spicy chicken and the cool, fresh taste of the salsa. Make plenty of chicken to enjoy later in the week. Try a nice chicken sandwich with a slice of sharp cheddar and avocado slices or top a fresh crisp salad for a light supper.
Citrus marinated Jerk chicken
with Fresh Mango salsa
2 lbs. boneless chicken breast cutlets
Juice of one naval orange, one lemon, and two limes
2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
1) Place marinade ingredients in a gallon zip bag. Add chicken and marinade 30 minutes to one hour. Discard marinade. Mix all spice mix ingredients together in a small bowl, set aside.
2) Prepare salsa, refigerate covered.
2) Preheat gas grill for about 10 minutes. Season each piece of marinated chicken with spice mixture.
3) Grill on medium high heat for 6-8 minutes or until juices run clear. Top with fresh salsa.
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon rubbed sage
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sweet basil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
½ teaspoon cayenne
2 naval oranges, cut away rind and pith, dice
2 ripe mangos, peeled and diced
½ fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, and diced
1 small red pepper, seeded and diced
1 small bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
3 tablespoons minced fresh chives
1 tablespoon fresh or bottled lime juice
1 tablespoon honey
Gently mix all ingredients well. Refrigerate immediately.