Hello All. How’s your week going. Mine has been good so far, I can’t complain. I’ve been done with my whole30 reset for about a week now, in my food freedom mode, but still enjoying mostly whole30/paleo meals. Today’s recipe has flavors from the Island, Jamaica to be exact. This recipe is that of spicy jerk chicken, which is native to Jamaica. You can find Jerk chicken in every Island restaurant across the US. Jerk chicken is made by seasoning the chicken with a blend of spices which usually include allspice and scotch bonnet peppers (habanero), which gives it its heat, it can also be a wet marinade as in my recipe below. The chicken generally is marinated overnight in the refrigerator. The longer you marinate any meat, the more flavor, and tenderness. Jerk seasoning is generally a savory/spicy flavor, but some people also add sugar to combat the pepper. This recipe does get some sweetness from coconut aminos (a staple in whole30). The chicken can then be grilled, baked or pan-fried. It is generally grilled. Jerk chicken can be enjoyed with rice and peas/ fried plantains.
In my recipe, the jerk chicken is eaten with curry zucchini stir fry, with peppers and sweet pineapples. I did not use scotch bonnet peppers because I didn’t have any, I used cayenne instead. This recipe is very good for saving on calories, it is fresh, healthy, and also paleo. I’m always all about sweet and spicy, as long as it is not an added sugar. Organic fruit is as natural as it gets. Find the recipe below.