Caribbean Jerk Chicken with Mango Salsa from Skinny Suppers

Today’s guest post and recipe share comes from Skinny Suppers author Brooke Griffin. Watch Brooke introduce her new book in this video and tune into QVC tonight between 7 – 8 PM EST to see her in action! You can pre-order your copy of Skinny Suppers before it hits stores March 22nd. Signed editions are available from Joseph-Beth Booksellers.


Seriously, y’all, never have I been busier than these last few months, developing recipes, writing and editing a cookbook and running a successful company, all while trying to be the best mom I can to my little guy and take care of myself. It makes me exhausted just to list my to-do list!

But this blessed life has taken me on an incredible journey and I’m so thrilled to hold the finished product in my hands after these months of prayer, hard work, tears and laughter. In thinking about this book and all the people who will soon have it in their own kitchens, I can’t contain my smile! Giving women everywhere the tools they need to serve lightened-up meals to their families, save time and effort in the kitchen and reconnect with their loved ones is something I’ve only dreamed of, and I’m in awe that this dream has become a reality.

And while I thought life couldn’t get more hectic than during the making of Skinny Suppers, I was wrong! I’m traveling to so many exciting places to share my book and my story, it’s truly unreal. If you’d want to join me on this wild journey, tune in to these programs to see some of my favorite recipes from the book and to “get the skinny” on Skinny Suppers.

 

March 16 | QVC “In The Kitchen With David” (I hope David will do his happy dance with me!)

March 23 | The 700 Club

March 23 | Integrated Media Tour (I’m doing nearly 20 interviews in one day… Please send prayers!)

March 25-31 | Book Signings!

Joseph-Beth Booksellers:
March 25th, 6:30PM (Launch Party)
2692 Madison Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45208

Kroger Carmel:
March 30th, 4 – 6PM
1217 S Range Line Rd
Carmel, IN 46032

Kroger Louisville:
March 31st, 4 – 6PM
212 Kroger Way
Versailles, KY 40383

 

April 7-8 | Book Signings!

Kroger Cincinnati Oakley:
April 7th, 4 – 6PM
4613 Marburg Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45209

Kroger Corbin:
April 8th, 4 – 6PM
14889 North US Hwy 25E
Corbin, KY 40701

While I anxiously await the book’s launch date (which is only one week away!), I want to share with you a recipe from Skinny Suppers that’s full of flavor and will wow your family. And the best part? It’s only 210 calories! Serve this Caribbean Jerk Chicken with Mango Salsa with brown rice and tasty greens for a filling meal that’ll have your loved ones gathered back around the supper table.

And if you’re ready to grab your copy of Skinny Suppers, order a SIGNED copy from Joseph-Beth Booksellers, my hometown bookstore!

 

Caribbean Jerk Chicken with Mango Salsa

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The mango salsa in this dish really adds a Caribbean flair. I love to serve this meal when having guests over for an outdoor party. It presents like it would take hours to prepare, but really only takes about 30 minutes!

 

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4 | Serving Size: One 4-ounce chicken breast, ¼ cup mango salsa

 

Mango Salsa:

1 mango, peeled and diced

1 Roma (plum) tomato, diced

½ cup diced red onion

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro

1 teaspoon grated lime zest

2 teaspoons lime juice

¼ teaspoon salt

 

Jerk Chicken:

4 (4-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 tablespoons Caribbean jerk seasoning

2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

 

  1. To make the salsa: In a medium bowl, stir together the mango, tomato, onion, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, and salt to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. To make the jerk chicken: Place the chicken breast and jerk seasoning in a large resealable bag. Seal and shake a few times to evenly coat the chicken.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until done, 4 to 6 minutes per side.
  4. Serve the chicken warm topped with the mango salsa.

 

Suggested Side Dish: Cilantro-Lime Rice (in Skinny Suppers!)

 

Quick and Easy: Feel free to purchase frozen mango for this recipe. To thaw the mango, place 1 cup frozen mango in a bowl and refrigerate for at least 5 hours before ready to use. Try to stir or turn the fruit a few times while in the refrigerator for an even thaw and drain any juice or water from the mango before using.

 

Calories – 210

Fat – 5g

Carbohydrates – 21g

Fiber – 2g

Sugar – 13g

Protein – 24g

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