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Ingredients (20)

For the mango salsa:

  • 2 cups mango, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon jalapeño, seeded and finely diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground

For the chicken skewers:

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot, peeled and finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 pound chicken breast, cubed

Special equipment:

  • 4-6 wooden skewers, soaked in water at least 30 minutes
Nutritional Information
  • Calories294
  • Fat16.93g
  • Saturated fat3.64g
  • Trans fat0.1g
  • Carbs16.36g
  • Fiber2.16g
  • Sugar12.23g
  • Protein20.18g
  • Cholesterol58.06mg
  • Sodium178.6mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (5 servings) Powered by

These easy chicken skewers, courtesy of Ayesha Curry, are rubbed in a warm blend of jerk spices (including garlic, allspice, and clove, with a little brown sugar and fresh thyme in the mix), then grilled to juicy perfection. A cool, vibrant salsa with silky fresh mango and crunchy red onion provides a great sweet-tangy contrast to the meat. Although these turn out beautifully on a grill pan, feel free to fire up your gas or charcoal grill if you have one handy.

Looking for more grilled chicken options? Get our Adobo-Marinated BBQ Chicken recipe, or our Maple-Mustard BBQ Chicken recipe.

  • What to buy

    Utopia Kitchen Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Grill Pan

    If you don't have outdoor space for a grill, or if the weather's not cooperating, you can use your grill pan indoors instead. This cast-iron model is pre-seasoned and provides excellent heat distribution so your food cooks evenly.


Marinate the chicken:
  1. 1
    Mix together the garlic, olive oil, shallot, thyme, brown sugar, paprika, ground clove, ground allspice, onion powder, cayenne pepper, and black pepper in a bowl. Coat cubed chicken well with the rub. Let sit to marinate at least thirty minutes.

Make the mango salsa:

  1. 1
    Combine mango, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeño, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Let sit and allow flavors to meld while you prepare the chicken.

Prepare the skewers:

  1. 1
    Skewer 4-6 pieces of chicken per stick.
  2. 2
    Cook on a grill pan over medium high heat, turning frequently to avoid burning, about 15 minutes, or until the juices run clear.
  3. 3
    Plate the chicken on or off the skewer, and spoon the mango salsa over top.
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