Recipe: Caribbean Jerk Chicken with Fried Bananas

Recipe Caribbean Jerk Chicken Recipe with Fried Bananas

This recipe for Caribbean jerk chicken with fried bananas calls for one of the most unlikely duos in culinary history. Despite the fact, this is a magical pairing that brings the fantastic flavor of the jerk chicken out with the savory sweetness of the fried bananas. You have to try it to believe it yourself! 

Makes 4 servings


  • For the Caribbean Jerk Chicken:
    • 1 tablespoon Caribbean Jerk seasoning
    • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
    • 1 tablespoon black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon white pepper
    • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
    • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon chives
    • 8 boneless chicken breasts, about 6 ounces each
    • Red wine (enough to dip chicken into)
    • 4 servings basmati rice, cooked according to package directions
  • For the butter sauce:
    • 1 tablespoon shallots
    • 1/2 cup white wine
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 2 sticks butter
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon white pepper
    • Hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco)
  • For the fried bananas:
    • 4 ripe bananas cut in 1/2, lengthwise, then in thirds (24 pieces total)
    • All-purpose flour


  • For the Caribbean Jerk Chicken:
    • Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl. Set aside.
    • Rinse chicken with cold water and pat dry. Dip in red wine, then in dry seasonings.
    • Place on preheated grill and cook for 5 to 8 minutes.
    • Finish in the preheated oven for about another 10 minutes.
  • For the butter sauce:
    • Saute shallots until they begin to become translucent.
    • Add the white wine and reduce by half.
    • Add heavy cream and reduce again by half.
    • Add butter, salt and pepper and cook until butter is completely melted.
  • For the fried bananas:
    • Dip bananas into all-purpose flour.
    • Deep-fry until the bananas become crisp on the outside.
  • Pour butter sauce on a dinner plate. Sprinkle with hot sauce.
  • Place 2 chicken breasts over the butter sauce, add 6 pieces of fried banana and white rice.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

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Source: The Food Network

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  1. gannonham says:

    Looks yummy, thanks for posting! If you’re looking for a really delicious BBQ chicken recipe, try this one that I have posted on my blog (Hawaiian Chicken Recipe):

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