Jerk Chicken & Island Side Veggies

made with Arvinda's Jamming Jamaican Jerk

The spice that pops in a jerk marinade is allspice, lending a warm and sweet flavour to this quintessential Jamaican dish. Making the marinade is easy—toss all the ingredients in a food processor, blend away and marinate the chicken. Once done and the marinated chicken hits the grill and gets to your plate, you’re whisked away to the island. For a vegetarian option, use this marinade on tofu or tempeh. The Island Side Veggies consists of juicy pineapple, sweet potato and corn which makes this a bright and beautiful sunny plate of side vegetables for any summer meal.

  • Prep Time
    20 min
  • Marinating Time
    120 min
  • Cook Time
    55 min
  • Serves
    2 to 4
JERK MARINADE:
1

medium onion, cubed

1

green onion

1

scotch bonnet pepper OR fresh chili pepper

2 to 3

garlic cloves

2 TBSP.

ARVINDA’S JAMMING JAMAICAN JERK

1 TBSP.

brown sugar

1 TSP.

lime juice

sea salt, to taste

4

chicken breasts

ISLAND VEGGIES
2 CUPS

cubed sweet potatoes

1 CUP

fresh corn kernels OR frozen corn

⅔ CUP

water

¼ TSP.

sea salt, plus extra to taste

1 TBSP.

olive oil

1 CUP

pineapple chunks

1 TSP.

ARVINDA’S JAMMING JAMAICAN JERK

½ CUP

finely chopped red onions

¼ CUP

finely chopped green onions, to garnish