best Chiquita Plantains & Spicy Jerk Chicken Recipe

Savory, spicy jerk chicken is the perfect complement to sweet Chiquita plantains in this delicious grilled dish. Make your own jerk seasoning or save time by purchasing from any well-stocked grocery store.

best Chiquita Plantains & Spicy Jerk Chicken Recipe
Prep Time:25 minutes
Total Time:9 hours, including marinating time
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings:8

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Ingredients:

  •   Jerk seasoning (see make-ahead recipe below, or store-bought)
  • 4   Habanero chiles, more or less to taste, stemmed, seeded and minced
  • 2   cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/4   cup minced Green onions
  • 1/4   cup fresh Lime juice
  • 1/4   cup Olive oil
  • 8   boneless, skinless Chicken thighs
  • 4   yellow Chiquita® Plantains
  • 1/4   cup Brown sugar
  • 1/4   tsp. Allspice
  • 1   Lime, juice and zest only
  • 1   Tbsp. Canola oil or Olive oil
  • 1   Tbsp. Habanero hot sauce

Instructions for best Chiquita Plantains & Spicy Jerk Chicken Recipe

Combine jerk seasoning, chiles, garlic, onions, lime juice and olive oil in a 1-gallon zip-close bag, and mix well. Add chicken thighs to the marinade in bag. Marinate, refrigerated, overnight or for at least 8 hours. About 1/2 hour before you're ready to grill, peel plantains and slice in diagonal slices 1/2-inch thick. Place in a sauce pan, cover with water and bring to a boil. Boil for 15 minutes or until plantains are soft. (Note: if using very ripe, soft plantains you can skip this step.). While plantains are cooking, combine brown sugar, allspice, lime juice and zest, remaining oil and hot sauce in a heat-safe bowl. Drain soft plantains and add to the brown sugar mixture in bowl. Toss to coat; set aside. Heat grill to medium-high heat. Remove chicken from marinade and place on hot grill; discard marinade. Grill for about 8 minutes per side, or until cooked to 165 degrees F. Cooking time will vary based on heat of the grill and thickness of the chicken. Remove from grill and cover to let rest. Toss plantains in brown sugar mixture, then cook on grill, about 2 minutes per side or until grill marks appear. Slice chicken into strips and serve with grilled plantains.

Tip: For best results, prepare jerk seasoning and marinate chicken the day before serving.

To make your own Jerk Seasoning, in a small bowl combine 1/2 tsp. Cayenne pepper, 1 tsp. Black pepper, 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon, 1 tsp. ground Allspice, 1/2 tsp. ground Nutmeg, 1/2 tsp. ground Thyme, 1 Tbsp. Salt, and 1/4 cup Brown Sugar. Stir until well-blended.

 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

Calories 330; Total Fat 12 g (Sat 2 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 2 g, Mono 7 g); Cholesterol 55 mg; Sodium 990 mg; Potassium 540 mg; Total Carbohydrates 44 g; Dietary Fiber 3 g; Total Sugars 26 g; Protein 15 g. Percent Daily Value: Vitamin A 25%; Vitamin B6 25%; Vitamin C 45%; Vitamin D 0%; Calcium 2%; Iron 8%.

 

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best Chiquita Plantains & Spicy Jerk Chicken Recipe
Prep Time:25 minutes
Total Time:9 hours, including marinating time
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings:8

Rate:

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