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Jerk Chicken


Jerk Chicken

Ingredients:

Allergens in bold

Chicken Legs

Thyme

Scotch Bonnet

Spring Onions

Crushed Garlic (Sulphites)

Crushed Ginger (Sulphites)

Palm Sugar

Soy Sauce (Gluten, Soya)

All Spice

Cinnamon Powder

Lime

Red Cabbage

Carrot

Garlic Clove

Cider Vinegar

Plantain

Nutritional Information:

Per serving: Energy (kcal) 1477 Fat 43g of which saturates 10g Carbohydrates 225g of which sugars 106g Protein 82g Salt 2.83g

Recipe Description:

Jerk is one of the enduring legacies of the fusion of African and Taino cultures in Jamaica. We can thank The Maroons for the creation of Jerk Chicken. They brought African meat cooking techniques to Jamaica and combined native Jamaican ingredients used by the Taino people to form Jerk Chicken. Today, jerk refers to both the way in which meat is prepared (slow-cooked over a closed fire or grilled over burning coals) and the seasoning used on the meat; both things adding to the evocative smokey flavour of the dish. Our jerk chicken gets its fiery kick from allspice, ginger, garlic, thyme and scotch bonnet peppers. We’ve served it with our crispy plantain and creamy slaw.

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