Jamies Wicked Jerk Chicken with Rice & Beans


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 494.8
  • Total Fat: 7.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 45.0 mg
  • Sodium: 103.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 67.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 11.6 g
  • Protein: 36.3 g

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Introduction

Jamie Oliver's recipe - killer jerk chicken, rice & beans, refreshing chopped salad, chargrilled corn
Jamie Oliver's recipe - killer jerk chicken, rice & beans, refreshing chopped salad, chargrilled corn

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    CHICKEN
    4 x 180g chicken breasts
    1 tablespoon runny honey
    a few sprigs of fresh rosemary
    a few sprigs of fresh coriander

    CORN
    .4 large corn on the cob, husks removed

    RICE & BEANS
    2 spring onions
    1 cinnamon stick
    250g long-grain rice
    600ml organic chicken stock
    1 x 400g carton of black beans

    JERK SAUCE
    4 spring onions
    a small bunch of fresh thyme
    3 fresh bay leaves
    ground cloves
    ground nutmeg
    ground allspice
    6 tablespoons golden rum
    6 tablespoons white wine vinegar
    1 tablespoon runny honey
    1 Scotch bonnet chilli
    4 cloves of garlic

    SEASONINGS
    olive oil
    extra virgin olive oil
    sea salt & black pepper

    YOGHURT
    1 x 250g pot of natural yoghurt
    a few sprigs of fresh coriander
    1 lime

Directions

TO START Get all your ingredients and equipment ready. Fill and boil the kettle. Put a large griddle pan and a large saucepan on a high heat. Turn the oven on to 220C/425F/gas 7.

CHICKEN Put the chicken breasts on a plastic board and halve each one, leaving them joined at the top of the breast. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt & pepper, then rub all over both sides of the chicken. Put into the hot griddle pan, skin side down, and leave to cook. Clear away the board and wash the knife and your hands.

CORN Put the corn into the saucepan with a good pinch of salt and cover with boiling water. Put the lid on.

JERK SAUCE Trim and roughly chop the onions and put into the liquidizer with the leaves from most of the bunch of thyme, 3 bay leaves (stalks removed), a large pinch each of ground cloves, nutmeg and allspice, 6 tablespoons each of rum and vinegar, 1 tablespoon of honey and 2 teaspoons of salt. Remove the stalks and seeds from the Scotch bonnet chilli and add the chilli to the liquidizer, then quickly crush in 4 unpeeled cloves of garlic and blitz with the lid on until you have a really smooth paste. Add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil to loosen, if needed.

CHICKEN The undersides should be golden now, so turn the chicken over. Pour the jerk sauce into a snug-fitting baking dish and use tongs to lay the chicken on top, skin side up. Drizzle over 1 tablespoon of runny honey and scatter over a few sprigs of rosemary and the remaining thyme sprigs. Put on the top shelf of the oven and cook for 15minutes, or until cooked through. Carefully pour away the oil from the griddle pan and wipe clean with kitchen paper, then put back on a high heat.

RICE & BEANS Put a large wide saucepan with a lid on a medium heat. Trim and finely slice the spring onions and put in the saucepan with the cinnamon stick, a good lug of olive oil and a big pinch of salt & pepper. Stir and let soften for a minute or so, then add the rice and chicken stock. Drain and rinse the beans, then add to the pan. Stir gently. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a medium heat. Pop the lid on and leave for 12 minutes.

YOGHURT Tip the yoghurt into a small serving bowl. Finely chop a few sprigs of coriander and add to the bowl with a pinch of salt and a good lug of extra virgin olive oil. Finely grate over the zest of 1/2 the lime and squeeze in the juice. Stir in, then take to the table with the other lime half for squeezing over.

CORN Use tongs to move the corn to the hot griddle pan and drizzle over a little olive oil. Cook and turn frequently until charred. Once ready, put on a platter and take to the table.

RICE & BEANS Take the lid off the rice after 12 minutes and give it a stir. All the liquid should have been absorbed. Taste and correct the seasoning if need be, then take to the table.

TO SERVE Take the chicken out of the oven, sprinkle over some coriander leaves and take straight to the table. When serving, spoon over the jerk sauce from the bottom of the baking dish.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PENFOLDROCKS.

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