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

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Jerk Chicken Buddha Bowl with Simple Mango Salsa

Allyson Letal
This nourishing Jerk Chicken and Simple Mango salsa buddha bowl recipe is SO yummy! Check out all the fresh healthy ingredients.
4.52 from 25 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Soups & Stew Recipes
Cuisine clean eating
Servings 2
Calories 864 kcal

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:

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

FOR THE BUDDHA BOWL:

  • Layer spinach at the bottom of a large bowl.
  • Add other toppings.
  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 864kcalCarbohydrates: 131gProtein: 41gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 573mgFiber: 18gSugar: 87g
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10 Comments

  1. 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?

  2. This recipe is amazing!! Love it! I made it with coconut milk rice and it was delicious. Thank you

  3. I am a bit confused. You linked a recipe for a jerk rub and also a recipe for a jerk marinade. Do you just choose one or the other for this recipe? And when you mention drizzling extra jerk sauce on your bowl are you referring to the jerk marinade recipe you linked or something else? Sorry! It looks so good I just wasn’t clear!

    1. Yeah you bet, if you have extra jerk sauce, you can drizzle it on the bowl. If you used a dry rub, it will still have plenty of flavor, and the salsa will keep the bowl moist without needing sauce, imo