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Caribbean Chicken with Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice

Throw on your best floral shirt and crack open the rum. It’s time to get tropical with this tasty island-inspired dish you can make right at home. 

 

 

CARIBBEAN CHICKEN WITH SALSA

Serves 4

 

Ingredients:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (if you prefer thighs, 8-10 of them will do!)

1 bottle (about 1 ½ cups) hot mango sauce (or similar sauce, found in the Caribbean section of the grocery store)

½ fresh pineapple, diced

1 mango, peeled and diced

1 orange, peeled and diced

½ red onion, diced

1 jalapeno pepper, diced

2 cloves garlic

Handful of fresh cilantro, roughly chopped

Juice of ½ lemon

Juice of ½ lime

Salt and pepper, to taste

Optional: brown basmati rice cooked with coconut milk

 

Instructions:

Step 1: Assemble your ingredients.

 Caribbean Chicken with Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice | Barbecues Galore

 

 

Step 2: Place the chicken in a wide, deep dish, and pour all but 1 tablespoon of the mango sauce over top. Flip, to coat, and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or overnight.

Caribbean Chicken with Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice | Barbecues Galore 

 

 

Step 3: That, my friend, is some damn good mango sauce. Not sure why, but for some reason I want to watch that movie. You know the one with the Jamaican bobsled team? With John Candy? The name escapes me…

 Caribbean Chicken with Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice | Barbecues Galore

 

 

Step 4 (photos 4A + 4B): Place your diced pineapple, mango, orange, onion, jalapeno, garlic, and cilantro in a bowl. Squeeze lemon and lime juice over top, and add the remaining tablespoon of mango sauce. Add salt and pepper, if needed.

 Caribbean Chicken with Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice | Barbecues Galore

Caribbean Chicken with Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice | Barbecues Galore

 

 

Step 5 (photos 5A + 5B): Preheat grill to medium and cook chicken until no longer pink and juices run clear. While the chicken is cooking, prepare your rice (according to package directions, substituting coconut milk for the water).

Caribbean Chicken with Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice | Barbecues Galore

Caribbean Chicken with Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice | Barbecues Galore

 

 

Step 6: Serve chicken on top of a bed of coconut rice (if using), and top with salsa.

Caribbean Chicken with Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice | Barbecues Galore

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