Blackened Chicken with Mango Salsa

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This is an older recipe I had created, but I just recently took new photos and am finally getting it up on my website! It is an oldie, but a goodie! It is so flavorful. The blackened spice mix has some great kick and the sweet mango salsa is so incredible. I love anything with mango, really! Served here with rice, but feel free to swap for cauliflower rice if you want to lower your carbs.

Here I used chicken tenderloins because they are so easy and quick to cook and also so tender! You can prep the mango salsa and the spice mix ahead of time to really speed things up, but this recipe comes together super quickly. I use frozen rice from Whole Foods to make it even easier! The blackened spice would be great to keep on hand so feel free to double or triple it! I love it on salmon as well.


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Blackened Chicken with Mango Salsa

Course: DinnerDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Calories

309

kcal
Protein

33

g
Fat

4

g
Carbohydrates

36

g

Ingredients

  • 10 oz chicken tenderloins

  • 1 cup cooked white or brown rice

  • Juice of 1/2 lime

  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • Blackened Spice Mix
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp oregano

  • 1 tsp thyme

  • 1/2 tsp cayenne

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

  • Mango Salsa
  • 1 mango, peeled and diced

  • 1/3 cup red bell pepper, diced

  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced

  • 1 small jalapeno, seeded and diced

  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro

  • Juice of 1 lime

  • 1/4 tsp salt

Directions

  • Combine mango salsa ingredients. Set aside while you cook the chicken.
  • Preheat air fryer to 380. Combine blackened spice mix and rub over chicken tenders. Spray with olive oil and cook in air fryer for 10 minutes.
  • Mix warmed rice with cilantro, lime juice, and salt.
  • Divide rice, chicken, and salsa between two dishes. (you may have a bit more salsa than you need)
  • Top with extra cilantro if desired.

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