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Jerked Chicken and Plantain Kebabs with Papaya Avocado Salsa

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Servings: 4
Cook Time: 12 min.
Jamaican jerk seasoning is generally a mixture of chile, thyme, spices, garlic, and onions that produces aromatic results.


  • 8 boneless chicken thighs, cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 2 ripe plantains, sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 red onion, cut into 2-inch chunks; 1 chunk minced
  • 2 Tbs jerk seasoning
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Salsa2 ripe avocados, diced
  • 1 cup diced papaya
  • 2 Tbs lime juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 2 Tbs orange juice
  • 1 tsp jerk seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Prepare charcoal or gas grill, or preheat broiler.
  • To make salsa, stir together all salsa ingredients, plus minced red onion. Set aside.
  • Rub chicken, plantains and chunks of red onion with jerk seasoning and cumin and thread onto 8 long skewers. Place on grill or under broiler and cook, turning once, about 6 minutes per side or until chicken is firm and cooked throughout and plantains and onions are tender.
  • Serve skewers with salsa and rice.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 677
  Calories from Fat 373 (55%)
(65%)Total Fat 43g
(51%)Saturated Fat 10g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 21g
(53%)Cholesterol 158mg
(13%)Sodium 301mg
(39%)Potassium 1370mg
Total Carbohydrate 42g
(36%)Dietary Fiber 9g
Sugars 17g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(72%)Protein 36g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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