Recipe: Jerk Chicken With Crisp Potato Skins


This dish is vibrant, spicy and great to share with friends...everything you'd expect from an amazing Caribbean meal! We crisp up some potato skins to scoop up our sticky jerk chicken. Perfect for around a table with your friends.


  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 2 tbsp jerk seasoning
  • 1 tsp allspice powder
  • 2 tbsp runny honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded
  • 2 glugs olive oil
  • 6 boneless chicken thighs, trimmed
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 200 ml chicken stock
  • 4 small carrots
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 handful fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 dollop sour cream to serve
preheat the oven

Step 1

Preheat The Oven

Preheat the oven to 180ºC.

bake the potatoes

Step 2

Bake The Potatoes

Coat the potatoes in olive oil, salt and pepper then bake for 1 hour in the oven.

toss the chicken in spices

Step 3

Toss The Chicken In Spices

Grate the garlic and finely chop the chilli. Throw the jerk seasoning, allspice, honey, grated garlic, chilli and a glug of olive oil into a bowl and toss with the chicken pieces.

cook the chicken

Step 4

Cook The Chicken

Heat oil in a pan. Brown the chicken, squeeze over the lime juice and add the tomato purée. Coat the chicken in the purée before pouring in the chicken stock. Simmer until the sauce reduces and thickens.

scoop out the potatoes

Step 5

Scoop Out The Potatoes

Cut the potato in half lengthways when cool enough to hold. Scoop out the middle of the potato, leaving a thin layer (1/2 cm) of potato on the skins.

bake the potato skins

Step 6

Bake The Potato Skins

Raise the oven temperature oven to 200ºC and place the skins back in for 10 minutes.

make the slaw!

Step 7

Make The Slaw!

Peel and grate the carrots and dice the onion. Mix in the coconut, sugar, vinegar and coriander, then season well.

serve up to mates!

Step 8

Serve Up To Mates!

Serve the chicken with a garnish of chopped coriander, the crisp potato skins, the carrot salad and a dollop of sour cream. Serves 4

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