Easy jerk chicken with rice & peas

Easy jerk chicken with rice & peas

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A Caribbean classic, this recipe makes a delicious and satisfying weekday meal

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal937
  • fat48g
  • saturates23g
  • carbs86g
  • sugars26g
  • fibre10g
  • protein46g
  • salt2.59g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 1kg chicken thighs and drumsticks
  • 1 bottle jerk barbecue sauce (Levi Roots or Walkerswood from Waitrose)
  • 1 bunch spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

For the rice and peas

  • 200g basmati rice
  • 2 x 410g cans kidney beans
  • 400g can coconut milk
  • 1 bunch spring onions, chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 thyme sprig

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tsp allspice

Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Heat the oil in a roasting tin, then carefully add the chicken pieces. Brown them lightly on all sides – it will take about 6-8 mins. Pour over the jerk sauce, scatter over the sliced spring onions, then toss to coat each piece of chicken.

  2. Roast the chicken for 30 mins, turning occasionally to ensure it gets nice and sticky.

  3. While the chicken is cooking, make the rice & peas. Rinse the rice in a sieve until the water runs clear. Bring a pan of water to the boil with the liquid only from the kidney beans, the coconut milk, spring onions, thyme, garlic, allspice and some salt, then simmer for 10 mins. Add the beans, then simmer for 5 mins more until the rice is tender. Drain and serve straight away with the chicken.

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blulou
20th Sep, 2012
i cant believe gf sent me an email containing this. Its nearly as bad as the cheese on a cracker recipe. Yes, there really is a recipe for cheese on a cracker on here.
peanhill
19th Sep, 2012
2.05
I would not cook this at all as the recipe is laid out, too many contradictions for me. But my issue here is the recipe is for those unfamiliar with cooking yet it does not address any issue they may have. It is a poor recipe. It would have been much better if the person who created the recipe for levi's sauce had written it, or if at least he had gone back to his roots(sorry)! For me the jerk is the guitar playing entrepreneur. sorry Levi I liked you better when you were poor!
traciekan
30th Aug, 2012
you dont exactly need a phd to work out when and where to put the rice now do you? and it under simple recipes. jeez louise.
pip_da_trip
29th Aug, 2012
1.05
This is not a recipe, this is how to pour a pre-made sauce onto chicken.... If you want to make actual Jerk Chicken here's a recipe and it's bloody good! http://www.thechilliking.com/jerk-pork-recipe/
bowdenei
1st Aug, 2012
I have not tried this recipe, but after the comments I just want to say in aug 2012 GF there is a recipe for Jerk chicken with rice and peas and NOT out of a bottle. I have mine from that recipe cooking away now with my unwashed rice and peas steaming. Same recipe as above for the rice and peas. I will update you on how it turns out.
john1450
8th Feb, 2012
3.05
I use skinless breasts for this as it reduces the fat as for advertising it gives you a choice i have a lot of Jamaican friends who all use walkers wood and I find its better cooked on a barb coating as you cook don't drain the peas and rice cook till dry and serve
jemzdayam
5th Jun, 2011
5.05
everything about this recipe is amazing! the rice and peas complements the chicken perfectly
martin7
7th Apr, 2011
4.05
Yes good, rice and peas fantastic and will go with other dishes.
lawrence82
7th Apr, 2011
1.05
Not a good recipe - as someone else said it doesn't even say when to add the rice. Not to mention the fact he just happens to use his own sauce!? Wasn't like jerk chicken at all, also what is the point in browning the skin if you're going to cover it in sauce? It's not as if it will remain crispy after that...
yumyum97
27th Mar, 2011
5.05
good recipe and i had a lot of fun making it !!! p.s. loved the sauce!

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