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Street Party Jerk Chicken, Rice & Peas

Street Party Jerk Chicken, Rice & Peas

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Prep Time

35 min



Savour The Summer with our Jerk chicken! Each recipe varies widely, but the main goal is to achieve a perfect sticky, spicy marinade. Our speedy recipe introduces soy sauce and fresh thyme to the mix, infusing it with a savoury depth. The "peas" are not garden peas but kidney beans - known as peas in Jamaica. Dancing around the kitchen compulsory!

Prep Time

35 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1/2 red chilli
2 garlic cloves
2 soy sauce sachets (16ml) †
2 spring onions
5g fresh thyme
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar †
British Chicken Thighs With Skin on - re-touch
4 British chicken thighs
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon bark
1 tsp ground allspice berries
1 honey pot (28g)
1 tin of kidney beans
150g fragrant basmati rice
You Will Need
Sugar, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 red chilli
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 soy sauce sachet (8g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 spring onion
  • 5g thyme
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 320g British chicken thighs, skin on
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 honey pot (25g)
  • 1 can of red kidney beans (400g)
  • 130g basmati rice
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 843 kJ
201 kcal
3365 kJ
801 kcal
of which saturates
7.5 g
2 g
29.9 g
7.8 g
of which sugars
21.8 g
2.4 g
87.1 g
9.4 g
Fibre 2.4 g 9.7 g
Protein 11.2 g 44.6 g
Salt 0.35 g 1.39 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 red chilli
red chilli
1 garlic clove
1 soy sauce sachet (8g)
water, soya bean, wheat (gluten), salt, alcohol (ethanol)
1 spring onion
spring onion
5g thyme
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
cider vinegar, metabisulphite (sulphites)
320g British chicken thighs, skin on
chicken thigh meat (100%)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground allspice
ground allspice pimento
1 honey pot (25g)
blossom honey
1 can of red kidney beans (400g)
red kidney beans , water, salt, calcium chloride
130g basmati rice
basmati rice
  • Allergens highlighted by † (gluten, soya, sulphites)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Jerk Chicken

Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7

Chop the spring onions finely, discarding the roots

Drain and rinse the kidney beans

2 Jerk Chicken

Heat a pot (with a lid) with 1-2 tbsp vegetable oil over a medium heat

Once hot, add the spring onion and cinnamon and cook for 30 sec, or until fragrant, stirring constantly

Stir in the rice, then add the kidney beans

3 Jerk Chicken

Add 350ml [700ml] water to the pot with a lid and bring to the boil over a high heat

Once boiling, reduce the heat to very low and cook, covered, for 10-15 min or until all the water has absorbed and the rice is cooked

Once cooked, remove from the heat and keep covered until serving

4 Jerk Chicken

Meanwhile, peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

Cut 1/2 [1] chilli in half lengthways, scrape the seeds out with a teaspoon and chop finely

Tip: keep the seeds in if you dare!

Strip the thyme leaves from their stems and chop finely

5 Jerk Chicken

Add 1-2 tsp vegetable oil to an oven-proof pan over a medium-high heat

Once hot, add the chicken skin-side down and cook for 6-7 min, or until golden and crispy

Meanwhile, combine the soy sauce, allspice, honey, garlic, vinegar, thyme, chilli (can't handle the heat, go easy!) and 1 tbsp [2 tbsp] sugar for the jerk sauce

6 Jerk Chicken

Once crispy, transfer the chicken from the pan to a plate 

Add the jerk sauce to the pan with 3 tbsp [6 tbsp] water and stir to combine

Return the chicken, skin-side up

Place the pan into the oven to cook for 5-8 min, or until cooked through

7 Jerk Chicken

Once done, transfer the cooked chicken to a clean chopping board to cool slightly 

Return the pan to a medium heat, bring the sauce to the boil and cook for 1-2 min or until a sticky sauce remains, then remove from the heat


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Slice the chicken finely

Serve the sliced chicken over the spiced rice and peas and drizzle with the jerk sauce


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