Jerk Chicken

Jerk Chicken

Jerk Chicken
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: approximately 1.5 hours
Serves: 8
Recipe by @Recipearce

- 1 buttery whole chicken (ask your butcher, or watch Recipearce how-to video to do it yourself)
- 1/2 jar of Bonne Maman Mango & Peach Conserve
- 1 tablespoon of sumac
- 1/2 tablespoon of smoked paprika
- Coriander
- 400g tin of red kidney beans
- 2 cups of rice
- 400mL coconut milk
- 2 limes
- 1 tablespoon of grated ginger
- 1 chilli (optional)
- Salt
- Pepper
- Olive oil

1. First, butterfly your chicken or ask your butcher to do this for you
2. In a mixing bowl, add half a jar of Bonne Maman Mango & Peach Conserve, sumac, tumeric and smoked paprika. Stir to combine
3. Peel and grate ginger, approximately 1 tablespoon, into bowl and mix
4. Add the chicken into the bowl and cover in the marinade. Note: you can leave chicken to marinade for 1-2 days for an even better taste!)
5. Put oven on fan force at 180C
6. Line a baking tray with baking paper or foil, lay chicken on tray breast side up, season with salt
7. Make sure the wings are tucked in and legs and stretched out so the chicken will cook evenly and at the same time
8. While chicken cooks, make coconut rice. Place 400mL coconut milk, 2 cups of rice, 2 cups of water, zest of 2 limes, 1 tin of red kidney beans and a pinch of salt into your pot
9. Put rice on, stir and leave to come to boil with the lid on
10. Once rice has come to the boil, stir. Turn down to simmer and leave to continue to cook with no lid on for 10 minutes
11. Finely slice some chilli, then set tops of coriander to the side. Finely chop the middle third of the coriander
12. Remove rice from stove after 10 minutes and stir through coriander stalks and chilli
13. Pop the lid on the rice and set to the side for the water to absorb
14. After 1 hour, remove chicken from the oven and leave to rest for 10 minutes
15. Place chicken onto chopping board (don't throw away juices in the bottom of the roasting tray)
16. Cut your chicken
17. Once rice has absorbed all the liquid, give it a fluff up with a fork
18. Add the juice of two limes to the rice
19. Place chicken on top of the rice and drizzle juice from roasting tray over
20. Dress with some fresh coriander and serve - enjoy!.

Bonne Maman Mango & Peach Conserve comes in a 370g jar with RRP $5.49 and are available in independent supermarkets.