Jerk chicken kebabs with mango salsa

Jerk chicken kebabs with mango salsa

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20 mins Plus marinating


Serves 4

A simple colourful way with chicken that is packed with goodness

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal263
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs19g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre4g
  • protein37g
  • salt0.3g


  • 2 tsp jerk seasoning (we used Bart)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • juice 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 4 skinless chicken breasts, chopped into chunks
  • 1 large yellow pepper, cut into 2cm cubes
  • 100g bag rocket leaves, to serve



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…

For the salsa

  • 320g pack mango chunks, diced
  • 1 large red pepper, deseeded and diced
  • bunch spring onions, finely chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 red chilli, chopped (optional)


  1. Mix together the jerk seasoning, olive oil and lime juice. Toss the chicken in it and leave to marinate in the fridge for at least 20 mins, or up to 24 hours.

  2. Make the salsa by mixing all the ingredients together with some seasoning – add a chopped red chilli if you like extra heat.

  3. Heat the grill or barbecue to Medium. Thread the chicken onto 8 metal skewers divided by the yellow peppers – aim for 3 of each per skewer. Cook for 8 mins each side until cooked through and lightly charred. Serve with the salsa and rocket leaves.

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Verity Shillabeer's picture
Verity Shillabeer
9th Jun, 2020
This was a great success, well loved by all! I bunged them in a hot oven instead of BBQing and also served with saffron rice and grilled pineapple. I particularly loved the salsa, yum!
9th Jun, 2014
great recipe, made it for a Caribbean project at school, tasted great but was disappointed with salsa as it wasn't exactly salsery, more like chopped veg
16th Jan, 2014
Great hit with the kids - they liked putting together the kebabs too
16th Jul, 2013
Made this last night as it looked so quick and easy, I had an unexpected guest for dinner and had to make a few changes due to unavailability of some ingredients, I used chicken thighs instead of breast and had to use pineapple instead of the mango but it worked. I added chopped coriander and fresh mint to the salsa, and also squeezed in some lime juice, plus salt and pepper, the salsa was really tasty and I would make that again to go with things like steak or fresh tuna. Needs a wee bit of tweeking this recipe, but I would make it again and again, very adaptable to whatever seasoning or marinade you can knock up!
2nd Jan, 2012
Followed the recipe exactly, including the chilli in the salsa (much needed bit of heat to counter balance the sweet mango). Turned out delicious - I especially loved the taste of the lime coming through!
12th Oct, 2011
I used chicken breast for this and didn't bother cutting and skewering it. It turned out delicious, and the mango salsa was an interesting addition to it. Really liked it, would definitely try again
Frantic Flapjack
15th Jul, 2011
I didn't skewer the chicken. After marinating the chicken I popped it into a hot oven for about 35 minutes. It was lovely with the salsa.
26th Jun, 2011
Delicous! Beautiful tasting chicken which went beautifully with the salsa.
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