Jerk Chicken Thighs on Sweet Potato Pancakes

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 60 min.
Recipe created by Linda Miranda of Wakefield, Rhode Island
Jamaican jerk seasoning is generally a mixture of chile, thyme, spices, garlic, and onions that is rubbed into chicken with intensely flavorful results.


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 Tbs dry jerk seasoning
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 2 Tbs salad oil
  • 2 cups shredded sweet potato
  • 2 Tbs finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 bottle (12 oz.) mango chutney
  • 1 fresh mango, diced
  • 2 Tbs chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • rosemary sprigs


  • Rub chicken thighs with jerk seasoning.
  • In oven-proof pan, place butter and salad oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook about 2 minutes on each side to brown.
  • Place pan in 350ºF oven and cook about 45 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender. Remove chicken and shred.
  • In large bowl, place sweet potato, onion, salt, cayenne pepper, flour and egg; stir to mix well.
  • Spray frypan and place on medium heat. Spoon in sweet potato mixture, tablespoons at a time, to make small pancakes. Keep pancakes warm while completing cooking.
  • Top pancakes with shredded chicken and small dollop of chutney; place additional pancake on top of chicken.
  • Remove pancake stacks to serving plates and garnish each with diced mango and parsley. Pierce each stack with rosemary sprig.
Recipe courtesy of the National Chicken Council

Nutrition Facts

Calories 464
  Calories from Fat 185 (40%)
(25%)Total Fat 16g
(29%)Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
(30%)Cholesterol 89mg
(73%)Sodium 1746mg
(11%)Potassium 376mg
Total Carbohydrate 49g
(49%)Dietary Fiber 12g
Sugars 11g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(14%)Protein 7g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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