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Wild & Fiery Jerk Chicken Tacos with Mango Coulis

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Don’t be a hangry jerk

Jamaican jerk soft tacos with mango coulis are bursting with flavour, super easy to make and will retard your hanger pangs instantly.

When you’re in the throes of hanger, you’re tempted to reach for that Snickers—stop! Junk foods induce spikes in blood-glucose levels that come crashing down fast. Instead, think nutrient-rich, natural foods and proper meals that help satisfy hunger for as long as possible.

The Scotch pepper found in jerk spice contains capsaicin. Capsaicinoids trick the brain into thinking you’re being burned—owee! The brain responds by releasing endorphins and dopamine. This triggers a sense of euphoria similar to a “runner’s high”. Capsaicin is also used for manufacturing pepper spray—perfect, now when you see that damn bear on the Mashiter you can throw a taco at her.

Ignite your palate with this incendiary smoke show

If you have a craving for something hot tonight, get busy in the kitchen and rub this zesty sauce on your chicken—but not too much! (it’s not circle jerk chicken)

Nutritional Highlights

MangoMango contains folate which helps your body make red blood cells. Red blood cells play a key role in cardiovascular function, including improving your endurance by transporting oxygen to your muscles. Mango’s also contain 100% of your daily vitamin C recommendation for promoting healthy immune function and collagen formation. Try Bremner’s frozen Mango

Leafy Greens – Vitamins and minerals in mixed greens are crucial for overall health and muscle growth. Performance enhancing and glaucoma-fighting nitrates, free radical fighting antioxidants and healthy bone promoting Vitamin K.

Scotch Bonnet Peppers – Scotch bonnet peppers are an excellent source of antioxidants and vitamins such as infection-blocking vitamin A, tissue-repairing vitamin C, fatigue-fighting iron and energy-promoting vitamin B.

Ginger – Ginger is among the healthiest and zestiest spices on the planet. A natural anti-inflammatory, it may reduce nausea, help with digestion, fight cancer and boost the immune system. For athletes, ginger can open up your airways, assist in weight-loss, improve circulation and strengthen your immune system.

Coconut Milk – Loaded with natural pH feeding electrolytes, immunity and energy enhancing lauric acid and  fat burning MCTs.

Turmeric –This long lost zesty relative of ginger has an impressive list of uses and benefits. Cancer-fighting is a badge it wears proudly, but also Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory and helps support the body’s inflammation levels—a valuable supplement for those active in sport.

Avocado – Over twice the potassium of a banana! Avocados are rich in good heart-protecting fat, antioxidants for eye health, high fibre for promotes healthy gut function. —You’re gonna need extra guts for da spicy drops!

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*Reference Helix by Science in Society

Wild & Fiery Jerk Chicken Tacos with Mango Coulis

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Serves: 2 Cooking Time: 40min

Ingredients

  • Note: Fresh scotch bonnet peppers can be hard to find, and hard to identify properly because they look awfully similar to the mexican habaneros. So for this recipe I'm recommending my favourite jerk spice, available at Nester's, Whole Foods, Fresh Street and a few others. Walkerswood Jerk Spice
  • Two organic chicken breasts
  • A few mini tortillas
  • 1-2 Tbsp Walkerswood Jerk Spice
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 ripe mangos or 1 cup Bremner's Mango, thawed
  • 1 knob ginger, grated fine
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 c coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 3.4 c shredded red cabbage
  • 3/4 c mixed greens
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 c sliced spring onion

Instructions

1

Jerk Chicken Depending in your tolerance for heat rub 1-2 tbsp jerk spice on the chicken

2

Dollop some coconut oil on the chicken and place in a baking tray or on a sheet of tin foil on the BBQ.

3

Bake @ 350°F for 25-30min.

4

Mango Coulis Peel and cut ripe mangoes or use thawed Bremner's mango and toss into the blender

5

Squeeze in the juice of ginger, coconut milk, water, turmeric into the blender or food processor purée ingredients until smooth.

6

Veggies

7

Slice up the red cabbage & cube the avocado. Set aside.

8

To Plate

9

Dice up the chicken and place in your tortilla. Top with veggies and drizzle your mango coulis on top! The more the better for taming the heat 😀

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