Spicy Jamaican jerk chicken with gingered nectarine slaw

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

Spicy Jamaican jerk chicken with gingered nectarine slaw

Spicy Jamaican jerk chicken with gingered nectarine slaw

Keto-Friendly, Gluten-Free Friendly, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Paleo, Mediterranean, Lean & Clean, Diabetes-Friendly, Carb-Conscious, Spicy, No Added Sugar, <600 Calories, Protein Plus

2 Servings, 380 Calories/Serving

20 Minutes

Hot, cold, sweet, bold—Jamaican jerk cooking is all about contrasting flavors. For smokiness and heat, we season the chicken with chipotle, allspice, and cayenne, then cool it all down with a sweet nectarine slaw. 

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sunbasket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • 1 organic nectarine or other stone fruit
  • 2 organic celery ribs
  • 1-inch piece organic fresh ginger
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 organic lime
  • ¼ pound organic shredded green or other cabbage
  • Chicken options:
  • 2 to 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 10 ounces total)
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 6 ounces each)
  • Sunbasket spicy Jamaican jerk seasoning (chipotle chile powder - granulated garlic - allspice - ground ginger - cayenne - cloves)
  • 3 organic scallions

Nutrition per serving

Calories 380, Total Fat 21g (27% DV), Sat. Fat 3.5g (18% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 135mg (45% DV), Sodium 200mg (9% DV), Total Carb. 21g (8% DV), Fiber 6g (21% DV), Total Sugars 10g (Incl. 0g Added Sugars, 0% DV), Protein 31g

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛; teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten.

*Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans, Sesame.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Make the gingered nectarine slaw

  • Cut the nectarine in half and remove the pit; thinly slice the fruit.
  • Thinly slice the celery on the diagonal.
  • Grate or peel and finely chop enough ginger to measure 1 teaspoon [2 tsp]. 
  • Coarsely chop the fennel seeds. 
  • Juice the lime. [Juice 1 lime; save the remaining lime for another use.]

In a large bowl, toss together the nectarine, celery, ginger, fennel seeds, cabbage, 1 tablespoon [2 TBL] lime juice, and 1 to 2 tablespoons oil; season to taste with salt and pepper. Let stand, stirring occasionally, while you prepare the rest of the meal.


Prep and cook the chicken

  • Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel. Season with salt and pepper and the Jamaican jerk seasoning.

In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 to 2 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the chicken and cook, turning occasionally, until lightly browned and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side for thighs, 4 to 6 minutes per side for breasts. Transfer to a plate. Meanwhile, prepare the scallions and finish the slaw.


Prep the scallions; finish the slaw

  • Trim the root ends from the scallions; thinly slice the scallions. Set aside 1 tablespoon [2 TBL] for garnish.  

To the bowl with the slaw, add all except 1 tablespoon [2 TBL] scallions and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 


Transfer the gingered nectarine slaw to individual plates and top with the chicken. Garnish with the remaining scallions and serve. 

Kids Can!
  • Measure the ginger.
  • Juice the lime; measure the juice.
  • Assemble the slaw.
  • Time the chicken.
  • Garnish with the scallions.