Leftover Jerk Chicken! “can you explain this leftover Jerk Chicken ting Chris? I’ve never had such” One of the comments I received when I first shared this recipe on Instagram. The simple answer to this question is, no one in my home appreciates Jerk Chicken Breast. Usually when I make jerk chicken I use an entire chicken (usually 2) which I butterfly and the leftover jerk chicken breasts are used in stir-fry, fried rice, topping for salads, noodle dishes, dips and in this case, Cabbage with jerk chicken.
1 Small Cabbage (chopped)
1 tablespoon olive oil
Jerk Chicken (leftovers chopped into pieces)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 small carrot (match sticks)
1/2 bell pepper (sliced)
1 medium onion (sliced)
2 cloves garlic (smashed)
1/2 teaspoon salt (adjust)
3/4 tablespoon brown sugar
Notes! If doing this recipe gluten free please go though the full list of ingredients to ensure they meet with your specific gluten free dietary requirements. Especially take note of the jerk marinade you used in making your jerk chicken as many will have soy sauce and other ingredients which may contain gluten. My jerk chicken is always made spicy (until Zyair starts eating it), so to balance the heat, I added the brown sugar.
This is a very quick dish to put together so may I recommend that you prepare all of the ingredients in advance and please use the video below to follow along.
Heat the oil in a wide pan on a medium/low flame then add the pieces of jerk chicken and stir. This step will heat through the chicken and allow some of that jerk flavor to really stand out.
Once heated through (about 3-5 minutes) add the chopped cabbage (chopped to your liking and stir to coat with the jerk chicken flavor. It will wilt down as it cooks, so don’t worry too much about not having enough space in the pan.
Once the cabbage has wilted a bit, add the other ingredients and mix well.
You’re free to add any vegetables you like. Another reason for liking this type of dish.. you can clean out ends of vegetables you have in the fridge.
After about 5 minutes it’s time to personalize things. Once you’re happy with the doneness of the vegetables (I like a slight crunch), taste and adjust the salt.
Should you wanted to add a bit of soy sauce, more jerk marinade, a bit of Hoisin sauce or freshly chopped Scotch Bonnet for more heat, I’d do so as you were heating the jerk chicken at the start.
I used leftover jerk chicken breast (white meat), however any jerk chicken will work. All I suggest is to remove the meat off the bones first. While this is a CLASSIC side dish, my fav way to enjoy this cabbage with jerk chicken is as filler for sandwiches.