Jerk Chicken & Nectarine Salad

Jerk Chicken & Nectarine Salad

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1998

Sweet, ripe nectarines offer a cool counterpoint to this spicy jerk chicken salad. Accompany with Wholesome Cornbread and Beans & Rice.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 4 tablespoons lime juice, divided
  • 1½ tablespoons dried jerk seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon steak sauce, such as
  • 4 teaspoons honey, divided
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed
  • 3 ripe nectarines, pitted and thickly sliced
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 8 cups torn or shredded romaine lettuce


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  1. Mix 1 tablespoon lime juice, jerk seasoning, steak sauce, 2 teaspoons honey and oil in a shallow dish. Add chicken and turn to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium-high or preheat broiler.
  3. Stir together nectarines, scallions, remaining 3 tablespoons lime juice and remaining 2 teaspoons honey in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Oil grill rack or broiler pan. Grill chicken until no longer pink in the center, 3 to 4 minutes per side. (Alternatively, place thighs on broiler pan. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat, 4 to 5 minutes per side.) Transfer chicken to a cutting board. Let stand for 5 minutes, then slice diagonally.
  5. Toss romaine with nectarine mixture in a large bowl. Divide among 6 plates and arrange chicken on top. Serve immediately.
  • Ingredient note: Jerk seasoning is a dry rub available in the spice section of most supermarkets.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 237 calories; 7 g fat(1 g sat); 4 g fiber; 22 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 139 mcg folate; 107 mg cholesterol; 16 g sugars; 8,597 IU vitamin A; 16 mg vitamin C; 47 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 555 mg sodium; 737 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (172% daily value), Folate (35% dv), Vitamin C (27% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat

Reviews 2

May 18, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This was a really good recipe. I changed the fruit to mango and it was just as tasty. It was a nice light dinner, but full of flavor.
September 28, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
An outstanding summer salad. It's easy to prepare and a real crowd pleaser. Best endorsement was when a friend's ten-year-old son took a bite, turned to her mother and said "Mom, you should get this recipe!" Cindy Donn, Arlington, VA
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