Jerk chicken salad with papaya

Jerk chicken salad with papaya

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins


Serves 2
Give chicken salad a Caribbean twist with jerk spice, creamy avocado and exotic papaya.

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal485
  • fat29g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre8g
  • protein39g
  • salt0.9g
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  • 3-4 (depending on size) red chicory



    Also known as endive, chicory is a forced crop, grown in complete darkness, which accounts for…

  • 4 skinless boneless chicken thighs, all visible fat removed
  • 3 tsp rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 1 lime, juice of ½ , the rest cut into 2 wedges



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 tsp jerk spice mix
  • 2 tsp fresh oregano
  • 2 tsp redcurrant jelly
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 papaya, halved, deseeded, peeled and chopped



    Native to tropical America, papayas are a large fruit also known as paw-paws. They have vibrant…

  • 1 avocado, stoned, peeled and chopped



    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • new potatoes, to serve (optional)
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

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  1. Chicory is made up of leaves attached to quite a solid base, so feel where the leaves start and slice them off. Thickly slice the base and set aside.

  2. Open out the chicken thighs and put them in a bowl with 1 tsp of the oil, the lime juice, jerk seasoning and oregano. Stir well, then griddle the chicken for 10 mins, turning once. Take off the griddle, cover with a plate and leave to rest while you quickly griddle the chicory slices.

  3. Meanwhile, put the redcurrant jelly, vinegar and remaining oil in a big bowl and mix well. Add the papaya and avocado, then the chicory leaves, but don’t mix yet. Chop the chicken, add to the salad with the griddled chicory, then toss well. Pile on plates, squeeze over the remaining lime and serve while still warm, with new potatoes, if you like.

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audreytotaldietfood's picture

Nice recipe, great for summer. Our clients at Total Diet Food get a personalised diet to help them reach their fitness goal.

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