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Friday, May 22, 2009

Grilled Jerk Chicken with Mango Cilantro Salsa

I wanted to have chicken, but didn't want the same old thing. Jerk Chicken has a great flavor that matches so well with the mango salsa. It is very healthy too! I decided to make mine into skewers.

Grilled Jerk Chicken with Mango Cilantro Salsa
Adapted from, Bobby Flay

1 cup vegetable oil
1 large yellow onion, coarsely chopped
3 scallions, coarsely chopped
2 green bell pepper, stem and seeds removed
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
Pinch ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2lb. chicken breasts
Mango Cilantro Salsa, recipe follows

Puree all the ingredients, except the chicken, in a food processor until almost smooth. Pierce the chicken with a fork to make tiny holes. Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes. Place the chicken in a large shallow baking dish and rub the marinade into the chicken. Cover and refrigerate for 24 to 48 hours, depending on how intense you want the flavor to be. Place 4-5 pieces of chicken on each skewer. Preheat grill. Grill chicken on each side for 5 to 6 minutes or until cooked through.

Mango-Cilantro Relish:
3 ripe mangoes, peeled and diced
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
1 tablespoon chopped green onions
3 tablespoons lime juice
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon honey
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and let sit 30 minutes at room temperature.

Posted By: Julia
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