Easypeasy Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Today’s culinary excursion takes us straight to Jamaica and you’ll get to know the beauty of Jerk Chicken. Ok, I’m going to do the lazy version! But I have two good reasons for that:

  1. I don’t have a typical jerk grill
  2. The blend of spices I’m going to use contains everything we need – and we need a lot of different spices!

I think there is nothing wrong with ready mixed stuff especially when you are not very familiar with a certain food and don’t have all the right spices at home. If you’re really getting into a certain cuisine it is worth starting to buy all the goodies. But for a little Jamaican pleasure now and then, we can easily use the stuff from the supermarket. And I promise you, your friends won’t notice that a little kitchen fairy helped you out.

For four persons you need:

  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • 2 Plantains
  • 2 Bags of Rice (lazy version again)
  • 1 Bag of Schwartz’s Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe Mix

According to the Spice blend:

  • Olive oil
  • 1 Onion, Chopped
  • 1 Green Pepper, diced
  • 3 tbs Tomato Puree
  • 75mg Water
  • 425g tin Pineapple in Natural Juice

Heat the oil in a pan, fry onions for a couple of minutes. Add the chicken and cook another 2-3 min each side. In the meantime, start boiling some water for the rice. Sprinkle Schwartz’s spice blend on the chicken and add the rest of the ingredients, apart from pineapple and plantain.

Cover the pan, turn down the heat and simmer for 15 min, adding the pineapple chunks for the last 5 minutes. While the chicken is cooking, fry the plantain in a separate pan for a couple of minutes from each side until they have a nice colour. Bring everything together on your plate and enjoy the colourful flavour explosion in your mouth!

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