Saturday, December 9, 2017

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Stir Fry


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A sweet and spicy stir fry dish that will have you dreaming of Jamaica!  Jamaican Jerk Chicken Stir Fry - Slice of Southern

I have a friend that vacations in Jamaica every single year.  She loves the people, culture, beach, and of course the food.  She even got married there a few years back!  She had the perfect destination wedding.  I love to sit and listen to all her stories and adventures of Jamaica as I've never been there, but it's definitely on my bucket list.  


A sweet and spicy stir fry dish that will have you dreaming of Jamaica!  Jamaican Jerk Chicken Stir Fry - Slice of Southern

When she comes home she always brings me back something special.  I've gotten quite a bit of rum, which I totally LOVE! But I have to say that I'm extremely grateful that she brought me back some Jamaican jerk seasoning.  I love Jerk Chicken, and this spice blend is heaven, and it's what we are featuring today in my Jamaican Jerk Chicken Stir Fry.

The one that she brought me back is available here.  The Spice Hunter also make a good blend that you can find here.


A sweet and spicy stir fry dish that will have you dreaming of Jamaica!  Jamaican Jerk Chicken Stir Fry - Slice of Southern


JAMAICAN JERK CHICKEN STIR FRY

This recipe was adapted from my Caribbean Pork Stir Fry dish.  The basis is similar but I chose to use chicken instead of pork, and create a Jamaican jerk chicken flavored stir fry.  What a hit this was!  MGG practically inhaled this dish, having 2nds and wanting thirds!  This dish carries a little heat from the spices, but you can tone it down if you want by adding less seasoning.  It is also a little sweet from the plum sauce, so this brings you that sweet and spicy combination that everyone loves!


A sweet and spicy stir fry dish that will have you dreaming of Jamaica!  Jamaican Jerk Chicken Stir Fry - Slice of Southern

The combination of flavors, veggies, and spices is absolutely a winner In our books.  We will be making this dish often.  So why not add a little spice from Jamaica in your life.  This will be one dish the whole family will love.

Enjoy!




Jamaican Jerk Chicken Stir Fry

serves 4

2 tablespoon canola oil
3/4 lb of boneless chicken breasts, cut in to 1" pieces
1/3 cup cornstarch
2 - 3 teaspoons Jamaican jerk seasoning
3 of each color, red, yellow, and orange, mini bell peppers, cut into strips or chunks
1/2 medium onion, sliced
1 large zucchini, halved lengthwise, and sliced
1/4 cup of whole unsalted cashews (or peanuts)
1/2 cup bottled plum sauce
hot cooked rice 



In a wok or large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat.

In a pie pan add cornstarch and then dredge chicken pieces in the cornstarch until covered.  Add chicken to hot skillet and sprinkle with Jamaican jerk seasoning.  Cook for about 5 minutes or until no longer pink, stirring often.  Remove chicken from the skillet to a pan.  

Add the bell peppers, onion, and zucchini to the skillet.  Cook for 5-7 minutes until crisp tender.  (add additional canola oil if needed).  Add cashews to the skillet and stir until toasted, about 1 minute.  

Return chicken and any juices back to the skillet.  Add plum sauce to the skillet and toss to coat and sauce is heated through.  Serve over hot cooked rice.  




Items I used to make this dish:

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A sweet and spicy stir fry dish that will dreaming of Jamaica!  Jamaican Jerk Chicken Stir Fry - Slice of Southern


A sweet and spicy stir fry dish that will dreaming of Jamaica!  Jamaican Jerk Chicken Stir Fry - Slice of Southern



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