New Meal of the Week: Jamaican-Style Jerk Chicken (With Video!)

Jerk Chicken

Good for: Fullness and healthy flavor. 

Tastes like: Smoky, hot and spicy, with a hint of sweet mango. You’re not in your kitchen anymore.

Packed with: Protein and antioxidants (hello, vitamin C!)

Perfect for: Paleo eaters, low-carb fans.

Jerk chicken is a classic Jamaican barbecue dish that’s great for those striving to follow a paleo diet. According to paleo principles, when we eat similar food to that of our early ancestors (meats, fresh vegetables, not too many carbs), our bodies intuitively process the natural nutrients as fuel for energy, leading to better health and natural weight loss.

Lean chicken is a great source of protein and essential vitamins. In true paleo fashion, we heaped a generous portion of colorful veggies into this dish, including seasoned cauliflower rice, a lower carb alternative to traditional rice. Cauliflower also has tons of vitamin C (important for building a healthy immune system), fiber (good for digestion), and vitamin K (great for strong bones.) Not convinced yet? Watch our plating video below. If it gets you excited, try the meal out here.

  • Protein: 25 g
  • Carbs: 19 g
  • Total fat: 15 g
  • Vitamin C (%DV): 120
  • Chicken
  • Coconut Aminos
  • Cauliflower
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Paprika
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Peppers
  • Rice Flour
  • Red Onion
  • Sea Salt
  • Jalapeno Pepper
  • Lime
  • Sesame Oil
  • Green Onion
  • Honey
  • Spices
  • Baking Soda
  • Mango

Smoky, crisp, and aromatic. Just in time for the outdoor season. Grilled chicken, doused in jerk spice seasoning, is served with a side of sauteed cauliflower rice, bursting with the vibrant flavors of smoked paprika and scallion. A touch of sweet mango salsa rounds out this dish and adds a light, fruity freshness.