Grilled Jerk Chicken Tenders with Mango Pineapple Salsa

Grilled Jerk Chicken Tenders with Mango Pineapple Salsa

Jamaican Jerk seasoning recipes vary, but here we’ve used a blend of green onion, soy sauce, lime, allspice, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s traditionally used on chicken, pork, fish and vegetables to add a kick of bright, sweet tang. Be sure not to overcook the chicken on the grill, so it stays nice and tender.

Grilled Jerk Chicken Tenders with Mango Pineapple Salsa

Serve the jerk chicken topped with a salsa made of fresh mango and pineapple. It will compliment the flavors of the jerk seasoning perfectly, and mango relishes are a traditional Jamaican accompaniment. This is a healthy dinner that can be prepared ahead of time for a quick and easy weeknight family meal.

Grilled Jerk Chicken Tenders with Mango Pineapple Salsa

Grilled Jerk Chicken Tenders
Serves 6
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Ingredients
  1. 4 green onions, cut in pieces
  2. 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  3. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  4. 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  5. 1 tablespoon lime juice
  6. 1 tablespoon ground allspice
  7. 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  8. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  9. 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  10. 1 3/4 pounds chicken tenders
Instructions
  1. In a food chopper, add green onion, vinegar, oil, soy sauce, lime juice, allspice, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Process until smooth.
  2. Add mixture and chicken to a large resealable plastic bag. Seal and shake bag until chicken is coated.
  3. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.
  4. Preheat grill to MEDIUM-HIGH heat or GRILL ZONE (ORANGE).
  5. Drain chicken; discard marinade.
  6. Grill chicken, covered, 7 to 8 minutes, turning once.
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Mango Pineapple Salsa
Serves 6
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Ingredients
  1. ​2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
  2. 1 orange, peeled and chopped
  3. 1 cup chopped fresh mango
  4. ½ cup chopped red pepper
  5. ½ cup pineapple juice
  6. ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  7. ¼ cup chopped onion
  8. 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  9. ½ teaspoon salt
  10. ¼ teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. ​Stir pineapple, orange, mango, red pepper, pineapple juice, cilantro, onion, cider vinegar, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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