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Jerk Chicken Buddha Bowl with Mango Salsa

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You'll find the perfect mix of spicy & sweet in this nutritious jerk chicken and simple mango salsa Buddha bowl!

Summertime is the best time. The sun is hotter, the days are longer, the dirt ring in the tub comes back. And the food gets simpler, fresher, and tastier. 

Jerk Chicken Buddha Bowl with Mango Salsa | A perfect mix of spicy and sweet, this nutritious jerk chicken buddha bowl will grace your summer menu over & over! {gluten free, dairy free, clean eating} | cravethegood.com

I don't know about you, but summer around here is just different. Maybe it's because summers in Alberta seem shorter. In our house, we truly live on summer time - chores get left behind in favour of playdates at the park, bedtime is less strict because it's just too nice to go inside, and meals become simpler but somehow more delicious.

In the summer, I find that our diet consists mainly of grilled foods and fresh salads. No one has time (or wants) to cook complicated meals and clean up a million dishes. Food becomes a lesson in simplicity, but at the same time, a lesson in taste. I find that sometimes the most simple recipes are the most delicious. Keeping food closest to its most natural state often leads to the most nutritious and flavourful dishes.

Jerk Chicken Buddha Bowl with Mango Salsa | A perfect mix of spicy and sweet, this nutritious jerk chicken buddha bowl will grace your summer menu over & over! {gluten free, dairy free, clean eating} | cravethegood.com

When Kevin is home, he's the grill master. I don't really have the patience, but he does. Kevin works the grille like no one I've ever met. He will gladly BBQ a round of chicken thighs or tenderloin steaks for an hour if that's how long it takes.

This recipe is kind of his creation. He came home from work one day raving about a BBQ they had at work. One of the guys brought jerk chicken and Kevin loved it.

I'm not kidding that he talked about jerk chicken for over a week. That was a month ago, and we've now had jerk chicken 4 times! Ha!

Jerk Chicken Buddha Bowl with Mango Salsa | A perfect mix of spicy and sweet, this nutritious jerk chicken buddha bowl will grace your summer menu over & over! {gluten free, dairy free, clean eating} | cravethegood.com

If you don't have a jerk chicken recipe, here are a couple of good ones that we've used with good success Diethood Jerk Rub, The Spruce Jerk Sauce

Jerk Chicken Buddha Bowl with Mango Salsa | A perfect mix of spicy and sweet, this nutritious jerk chicken buddha bowl will grace your summer menu over & over! {gluten free, dairy free, clean eating} | cravethegood.com
Yield: 2

Jerk Chicken Buddha Bowl with Simple Mango Salsa

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This nourishing Jerk Chicken and Simple Mango salsa buddha bowl recipe is SO yummy! Check out all the fresh healthy ingredients.

Ingredients

FOR THE SIMPLE MANGO SALSA:

  • 3 Ataulfos mangos, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • dash of lime juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

FOR THE BUDDHA BOWL:

  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 cooked chicken thigh, grilled with jerk flavouring
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 mini cucumber
  • 1 vine tomato
  • red onion, to taste
  • 1/2 cup mango salsa, recipe below
  • green onion, for garnish
  • extra jerk sauce, if desired, to drizzle.

Instructions

FOR THE SIMPLE MANGO SALSA:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl, and enjoy!

FOR THE BUDDHA BOWL:

  1. Layer spinach at the bottom of a large bowl.
  2. Add other toppings.
  3. Garnish with green onion and jerk sauce if desired.

Notes

  • The nutrition information is based on a full batch of the salsa. So the data is a bit skewed!
  • This salsa stays good in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 864Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 573mgCarbohydrates: 131gFiber: 18gSugar: 87gProtein: 41g

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Andrea

Sunday 1st of March 2020

HI THERE, YOU MENTION DRIZZLING EXTRA JERK SAUCE OVER THE BOWL. is this jerk sauce what you linked to in your recipe or is it a store-bought jerk sauce?

Ally

Sunday 22nd of March 2020

Yes, I mean the store-bought sauce!

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