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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


Recipe Summary

45 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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; protein 24.4g; carbohydrates 22.2g; dietary fiber 3.8g; sugars 15.6g; fat 6.5g; saturated fat 1.4g; cholesterol 106.6mg; vitamin a iu 8597.3IU; vitamin c 16.5mg; folate 138.8mcg; calcium 47.3mg; iron 2.3mg; magnesium 42.2mg; potassium 737.1mg; sodium 554.7mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

1 fruit, 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat