Sweet, ripe nectarines offer a cool counterpoint to this spicy jerk chicken salad. Accompany with Wholesome Cornbread and Beans & Rice. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1998

Ruth Cousineau


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  • 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.

  • Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium-high or preheat broiler.

  • Stir together nectarines, scallions, remaining 3 tablespoons lime juice and remaining 2 teaspoons honey in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

237 calories; 6.5 g total fat; 1.4 g saturated fat; 107 mg cholesterol; 555 mg sodium. 737 mg potassium; 22.2 g carbohydrates; 3.8 g fiber; 16 g sugar; 24.4 g protein; 8597 IU vitamin a iu; 16 mg vitamin c; 139 mcg folate; 47 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 42 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 5 stars
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 Read More
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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. Read More