Jerk Chicken Spinach Salad

Jerk Chicken Spinach Salad

Spicy, sweet, juicy, grilled jerk chicken breast with baby spinach, mangoes, avocado, cucumber, tomato, sliced almonds and your favorite vinaigrette. Hello flavor!

Ok, I know what you’re thinking.

Yesterday, I said I wasn’t going to post salads. I can explain. What I meant was that I wasn’t going to be posting sad, boring, “I’m on a diet” salads.

Cuz ain’t NOBODY got time for that!

This Jerk Chicken Spinach Salad however is not boring AT ALL. In fact, when it comes to salad, this is totally what I’m into!

LOTS of ingredients and crunchy stuff. Not big on thick dressings, tbh, so I stick to vinaigrettes or simple olive oil / red wine vinegar / lemon juice. Feel free to add your favorite vinaigrette to this recipe!

Inspired by a local restaurant, this Jerk Chicken Spinach Salad is colorful, super light, tropical, flavorful, and usually comes with sherry vinaigrette, for which you can grab the recipe here.

Spicy, sweet, juicy, grilled jerk chicken breast with baby spinach, mangoes, avocado, cucumber, tomato, sliced almonds and your favorite vinaigrette. Hello flavor!

In case you don’t know, I live in Miami, where it’s always humid, sunny, and where salads (food in general, really) have no season. I know it’s winter in other parts of the world but I’m in flip flops right now so I wouldn’t know.

My thoughts are that you should totally escape winter and make this tropical, super easy to make Jerk Chicken Spinach Salad! You can make soup tomorrow. ;)

TO DO LIST: Jerk Chicken Spinach Salad with mango, avocado, tomato, cucumber, + sliced almonds!Click To Tweet

Here’s the recipe!

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Spicy, sweet, juicy, grilled jerk chicken breast with baby spinach, mangoes, avocado, cucumber, tomato, sliced almonds and your favorite vinaigrette. Hello flavor!
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Jerk Chicken Spinach Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Spicy, sweet, juicy, grilled jerk chicken breast with baby spinach, mangoes, avocado, cucumber, tomato, sliced almonds and your favorite vinaigrette. Hello flavor!

Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jamie Silva
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons allspice seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup mango chopped
  • 1 Hass avocado chopped
  • 1 small tomato chopped
  • sliced cucumber
  • sliced almonds
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine all the spices, brown sugar, and olive oil. Rub the mixture with your hands over the chicken breasts.

  2. Place the seasoned chicken breasts on a preheated skillet. Cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side on medium heat, until the exterior is dark brown and the inside is no longer pink. Remove from heat and let rest for 5-10 minutes to let the juices soak in before cutting.

  3. Divide the following evenly into 4 bowls: spinach leaves, mango, avocado, tomato, cucumber, then 1 chicken breast per bowl with sliced almonds on top. Serve with dressing of your choice on the side.

Jerk Chicken recipe adapted from Pinch of Yum

I love eating the rainbow! Don’t you?

I hope you make this and LOVE it!

Spicy, sweet, juicy, grilled jerk chicken breast with baby spinach, mangoes, avocado, cucumber, tomato, sliced almonds and your favorite vinaigrette. Hello flavor!

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