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Jerk Chicken with Avocado-Orange Salsa

Makes: 4 servings
Prep 15 mins Grill 10 mins
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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 409,
  • Fat, total (g) 12,
  • chol. (mg) 115,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 45,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 6,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 7,
  • sugar (g) 11,
  • pro. (g) 33,
  • vit. A (IU) 1312,
  • vit. C (mg) 31,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 11,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 109,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 616,
  • Potassium (mg) 899,
  • calcium (mg) 91,
  • iron (mg) 5,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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