Coconut Jerk Chicken with Mango Salsa (and a Giveaway!)

Coconut Mango Jerk Chicken_Natalie Paramore 5

 

A while back I got the opportunity to partner with one my favorites, The National Mango Board, to work on a recipe for their new cookbook which launched at BlogHer Food in Miami a few weeks ago. I got to get a little creative and come up with a fun recipe using one of my favorite ingredients, the ever popular mango! I love, love, love mango salsa and updated a recipe I have used before to make this one. I wanted something that would capture the tropical spirit of Miami and add a little heat (hello jerk spice!) that would be perfect to serve year round. After doing a little research and calling on some chef friends, the conclusion I came to was that it’s really not that hard to make your own jerk seasoning and chances are you probably already have most of the spices hanging around in your kitchen. I love the flavor combination of spicy and coconut, it is one of my go to’s. It only seemed fitting for this recipe adventure to include them both! You can find my recipe online here, or you can enter to win a copy of the National Mango Board Cookbook! All you have to do is follow my blog on Facebook. Just click here to like my page! Already a fan? You can enter by signing up via email (on the right sidebar) or following me on Instagram, it’s up to you! The contest starts now and ends at 11:59pm on Friday June 13th!

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Baked Chicken Legs

What came first the chicken or the egg? Well in my case, the egg. Because  I did that post on Monday haha. I guess spring has sprung me like a little chicken. I’ve been eating way more of the bird than usual lately. Not sure why, but get prepared to see more.

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I figured it was about time for another super, simple dinner recipe. I’ve been eating out a ton lately for both work and pleasure, so when I do get a chance to have a night in, my meal is usually something easy, comforting and some-what healthy. This little gem came about from one of those, what do I have left in the fridge nights. Plus, although I’ve been eating a lot of chicken, it’s been mostly breasts, so I wanted to try something a teensy bit different from what I normally pick up at the market. And this falls into my favorite category of a one dish meal! Everything you need, right in one place. Boom!

herbsFor this recipe, you’ll need:

 

  • 2lbs chicken legs with skin
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon each kosher salt and black pepper

 

 

Chicken legsPre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  In a baking dish, toss carrots and cauliflower together. Mix olive oil with lemon juice and herbs. Spread over chicken legs and place on top of vegetables. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

finishedEasiest chicken dish ever I think!

Baked Chicken Legs

What are some of your favorite ways to make one-dish chicken dinners?

Quick & Easy Pasta Lunch

First off, thanks everyone for bearing with me the past month as things slowed down here on the blog a little bit. I switched jobs, so was a little busy distracted adjusting to a new routine. Needless to say, loving the new gig but happy to be settling into a new groove and ready to get back to blogging!

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Since I’ve written a lot about breakfasts lately, I decided to do a few lunch posts! Today it’s chicken pasta salad! And I even made it the super easy cheater way. This is one of those perfect make it on Sunday or Monday and eat it a few times throughout the week!

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