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September 14, 2022
Grilled Honey Chicken Thighs with Eggplant Mango Salad
Grilled Honey Chicken Thighs with Eggplant Mango Salad

Jerk seasoning and mango salsa combine to create a bold flavor that's mouth-watering.

Ingredients

8 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs, trimmed (about 3 pounds)

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1 cup mango nectar or tropical orange juice blend

Juice of 1 lime, plus wedges for serving

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon jarred jerk seasoning paste

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing

3 Japanese eggplants (about 1 1/4 pounds), sliced 1/2 inch thick

1 mango, thinly sliced

2 scallions, thinly sliced

1/2 cup basil leaves

Directions

Preheat a grill to medium heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Combine the mango nectar, lime juice, honey, soy sauce, and 1 teaspoon jerk paste in a large bowl. Add the chicken; rub to coat.

Remove the chicken to a plate; brush with olive oil. Transfer the sauce mixture to a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat; simmer until slightly thickened, 7 minutes. Keep warm over low heat.

Meanwhile, transfer the chicken skin-side up to the grill, cover, and cook until browned, about 15 minutes. Flip and grill until the skin is browned and crisp, and the chicken is cooked for 5 to 7 more minutes. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm.

Combine the olive oil and remaining 2 teaspoons of jerk paste in a small bowl. Brush the eggplants with the jerk oil and season with salt. Grill until marked and tender, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a large bowl and add the mango, scallions, and basil; season with salt and pepper. Pour the warm sauce over the chicken and serve with the eggplant-mango salad and lime wedges.

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