The leftovers didn’t stay in the refrigerator long enough. That same evening, I used the chicken to make Jerk Chicken Salad with Mango and Grapes. Normally, I would definitely remove the chicken skin when making the salad. But with the Jerk chicken, a lot of the flavor is actually in the skin – the skin is charred, crisp and delicious. Thus, I decided to leave it on. The sweetness of the mango and grapes went really well with the gentle heat of the chicken. I served a little bit of rice on the side. Give this salad a try!
I’m not a fan of jerks. But lately, I’ve done nothing but think and talk jerk. Confused? Don’t be! I’m talking about a Jamaican delicacy – Jerk chicken 🙂 A few days ago I shared with you my culinary experience at Just Jerk in Maryland. The platter of Jerk chicken, rice & peas, plantains and cabbage was easily large enough to feed two people. But since everyone else ordered their own food, I had a challenge of eating it all on my own. Luckily for me, I failed the challenge, and had half the plate of chicken to take home.
Quartered red grapes
Minced red onion
Chopped Jerk chicken
1. Combine grapes, onion, cilantro and mayonnaise in a bowl. Mix in some salt and pepper.
2. Gently fold in chicken and mango.
Optional: add minced jalapeno and fresh lime juice.