Jerk Chicken Salad Recipe

Jerk Chicken Salad Recipe

This is a fresh, summery salad that combines all of the flavours of Jamaica in one bowl. The jerk chicken is classic Jamaican cuisine. The combination of fruits, vegetables, herbs and peanuts in the salad and dressing makes this one wholesome bowl of goodness.

Serves: 2



Jerk Chicken Salad Recipe

By: Georgia Harding

This classic jerk chicken salad offers fresh, summery dish that combines all of the flavours of Jamaica in one wholesome bowl.


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  • Jerk Chicken
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp mixed spice
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 chicken breasts (approx. 500g)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salad
  • ½ butter-leaf lettuce (or another soft-leaf lettuce)
  • ¼ cup toasted peanuts
  • 1 red capsicum, diced
  • 1 cup finely diced pineapple
  • 6 spring onions, white part sliced
  • ¼ bunch coriander, leaves picked from stems
  • Mango Lime Dressing
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, finely grated
  • ½ mango, diced
  • ½ lime, juice
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
    30mL water


  • Start with the jerk chicken by mixing the spices and sea salt together in a bowl. Rub the chicken with the olive oil then the spice mix.
  • Heat a barbecue grill or cast-iron pan to a moderate heat. Cook the chicken breast on both sides until cooked through, about 5–7 mins each side. Once cooked, rest on your chopping board for 5–10 mins.
  • Combine the salad ingredients into two bowls.
  • To make the dressing, blend or purée the ingredients together until smooth. Add extra water to thin further if necessary. It should be a thick but pourable dressing.
  • Slice the chicken and place on top of the salad. Dress the salad just prior to serving.


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Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.

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