Jerk Chicken with Spicy Mango Topper

Jun 3 2009

This grilled jerk chicken revs up your taste buds while the tantalizing mango topper will have you whisked away to a tropical island in no time. Recipe courtesy of the National Mango Board

Serves 4

Dietitian's Tip: 

June is National Mango Month and National Dairy Month! For a terrific DASH dessert after this zesty meal, serve some creamy lowfat vanilla yogurt topped with chunks of fresh, juicy mango.


For Spicy Mango Topper

2 ripe mangos, peeled, pitted and cut into 1/4-inch dice

1/4 cup lime juice
2 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
For Jerk Chicken
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, flattened slightly (about 1 1/2 pounds)
2 tablespoon Jamaican jerk seasoning blend
1 lime, halved

Stir together mango, lime juice, brown sugar, red pepper, garlic powder, cinnamon and allspice in a medium bowl; set aside.

Rinse chicken and pat dry. Sprinkle on both sides with jerk seasoning and let stand for 10 minutes.
Cook on a well oiled grill over medium heat for about 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or until chicken is cooked through. Remove from grill and squeeze lime halves over chicken. Serve with mango topper.  
Prep Time: 30 minutes (including 10 minutes stand time)
Cook Time: 10 - 15 minutes
Nutrition Information: 

Per serving: 289 calories, 3 g total fat, 99 mg cholesterol, 188 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 40 g protein