Jerked Chicken and Plantain Kebabs

  • Yield 4 servings
  • Prep 10lime h
  • Cook 20 mins

Serve a Papaya-Avocado Salsa alongside these grilled chicken thighs.

National chicken Council


8 -- boneless chicken thighs, cut into 2 inch chunks
2 -- ripe plantains, sliced into 1 inch pieces
1 -- red onion, cut into 2 inch chunks, 1 chunk minced
2 tablespoons jerk seasoning
1 teaspoon cumin
2 -- ripe avocados, diced
1 cup diced papaya
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon orange zest
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon jerk seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Prepare charcoal or gas grill, or preheat broiler.
  2. To make salsa, stir together all salsa ingredients, plus minced red onion.  Set aside.
  3. On 8 long skewers, thread chicken, plantains and chunks of red onion.  Rub with jerk seasoning and cumin. Place on grill or under broiler and cook, turning once, about 6 minutes per side or until chicken is firm and cooked throughout and plantains and onions are tender.
  4. Serve skewers with salsa and rice.