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.’ 🙂

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


  1. 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).
  2. Heat grill over medium to high heat and add a little oil to the grates to prevent the chicken from sticking.
  3. Grill the chicken for 6-10 minutes per side or until cooked all the way through.

Fried Plantains

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


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

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Rayne W
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4 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?