Jerked Chicken and Plantain Kebabs

National chicken Council
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 10lime h
  • Cook: 20 mins


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
2tablespoons jerk seasoning
1teaspoon cumin
2-- ripe avocados, diced
1cup diced papaya
2tablespoons lime juice
1teaspoon orange zest
2tablespoons orange juice
1teaspoon jerk seasoning
1/4teaspoon 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.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 480
  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Fat 22g
  • Saturated Fat 5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 11g
  • Cholesterol 100mg
  • Sodium 1210mg
  • Potassium 740mg
  • Carbohydrate 45g
  • Fiber 9g
  • Sugars 19g
  • Protein 30g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 35%
  • Vitamin C 110%
  • Calcium 6%
  • Iron 15%