Jerk Chicken with Avocado-Orange Salsa

Jerk Chicken with Avocado-Orange Salsa
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Makes:
4 servings
Prep:
15 mins
Grill:
10 mins
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Jerk Chicken with Avocado-Orange Salsa

Ingredients
1/2
cup long grain white or brown rice
1/2
teaspoon cumin seeds (optional)
1
cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2
cup snipped fresh cilantro
 
Salt
 
Ground black pepper
4
teaspoons packed brown sugar
2
teaspoons ground coffee
1 1/2
teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2
teaspoons dried thyme, crushed
1 1/2
teaspoons ground allspice
1 1/2
teaspoons paprika
1/2
teaspoon cayenne pepper
8
skinless, boneless chicken thighs
1
avocado, pitted, peeled, and chopped
1
cup canned mandarin oranges, drained
1/4
cup finely chopped red onion
3
tablespoons lime juice
1
teaspoon olive oil

Directions

  1. Cook rice according to package directions, adding cumin seeds to cooking liquid. When rice is cooked, fluff with a fork; stir in beans and cilantro. Season to taste with salt and black pepper; keep warm.
  2. In a small bowl combine brown sugar, ground coffee, garlic powder, thyme, allspice, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Lay chicken flat; rub with spice mixture. Season with additional salt.
  3. For a charcoal or gas grill, place chicken on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat. Grill for 10 to 12 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (180 degrees F), turning once halfway through grilling.
  4. For salsa, in a small bowl combine avocado, oranges, onion, lime juice, and oil. Season to taste with additional salt and black pepper.
  5. Serve chicken over rice mixture; top with salsa.

Nutrition Facts

(Jerk Chicken with Avocado-Orange Salsa)
    Per serving:
  • 409 kcal cal.,
  • 12 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 6 g monounsatured fat),
  • 115 mg chol.,
  • 616 mg sodium,
  • 45 g carb.,
  • 7 g fiber,
  • 11 g sugar,
  • 33 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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