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Jerk Chicken Salad

Jerk Chicken Salad

  • Author: Jaylynn Little
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: 45 Minute Dishes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

A simple chicken salad recipe with Caribbean Jerk Seasoning for a little heat!


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Ingredients

For the chicken

2 Bone-in Chicken Breasts

Pinch of Salt & Pepper

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 tablespoon dry Jerk Seasoning

2 tablespoons olive or avocado oil

For the salad mixture

4 celery ribs, chopped

1 cucumber, diced

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/3 cup ranch dressing

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon dry Jerk Seasoning


Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°. Season the chicken breast with salt, pepper, jerk seasoning, and garlic powder.
  2. Over medium heat, add the oil to a skillet and brown the chicken breast on both sides for 5-7 minutes each. When golden on both sides, place the chicken on a baking sheet or roasting pan and bake for 35-40 minutes until the chicken is thoroughly cooked. Once the chicken is done, let it rest before cutting into small pieces.
  3. While the chicken is baking, chop the celery into small pieces. Dice the cucumber into small pieces as well and put everything into a bowl. When the chicken is ready, remove the cooked chicken breast from the bone and chop into small pieces and add the chicken into the bowl with the veggies.
  4. To the bowl, add in the mayo, ranch dressing, sugar, and jerk seasoning. Mix everything together to incorporate all of the spices. You can adjust the jerk spice as you please.
  5. Serve on a croissant, in a salad, or with crackers!

Notes

I do not recommend adding more salt into the mixture, as the jerk seasoning already contains salt.

Keywords: Jerk chicken salad, chicken salad