Jerk Chicken, Fried Plantain and Coleslaw

Jerk Chicken, Fried Plantain and Coleslaw

This is one of our family staples because it’s so quick, easy, and tasty. I wish I could brag that this recipe is for a homemade jerk sauce but it’s straight out of a jar. ‘Ain’t nobody got time fo’ that.’ 🙂
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Course: chicken, Main Dish
Servings: 4


Jerk chicken

  • 6-8 chicken legs and thighs
  • 2 tbsp Jerk Seasoning of your choice use depending on how intense you want the flavour
  • Olive oil for preparing grill


  • 2-3 fully ripe plantains skin should be black when ripe
  • 2 tbsp Coconut oil for frying

Cole Slaw

  • 1 bag of slaw mix or make your own if you have the time
  • 1 small shredded green apple
  • cup ½of homemade mayo
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper



  • Marinate chicken in the jerk seasoning and store in the fridge overnight (or if you don’t have the time, a couple of hours will do).
  • Heat grill over medium to high heat and add a little oil to the grates to prevent the chicken from sticking.
  • Grill the chicken for 6-10 minutes per side or until cooked all the way through.

Fried Plantains

  • In a large (12-inch) frying pan, heat the oil on high.
  • Peel plantains and slice crosswise into 1-inch pieces (we also cut it lengthwise but that’s up to you).
  • Carefully add plantains to oil and fry until golden yellow in color, about 1-2 minutes per side.
  • Remove from oil and place on a paper towel to absorb “the excess oil.


  • 1.In a large mixing bowl add mayonnaise, honey, vinegar, salt and pepper.
  • 2.Whisk all the ingredients together.
  • 3.Add in the coleslaw mix and the apple.
  • 4.Keep tossing until the mixture coats all the coleslaw.
  • 5.Keep refrigerated.
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Rayne W
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7 months ago

I loved making the plantains. It is a new family favorite. I noticed though that there isn’t much difference between the carbs and calories in plantains verses french fries. Do they get used in the body differently?