Recipe courtesy of O So Good Restaurant

Jerk Chicken

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  • Level: Advanced
  • Total: 20 hr 45 min (includes marinating time)
  • Active: 1 hr 35 min
  • Yield: 1 serving


Collard Greens:

Mashed Potatoes:

Jerk Seasoning:

Jerk Chicken:

House Seasoning:


  1. For the collard greens: Peel off collard green leaves from stems (leave in big pieces; we do not dice our collard greens).
  2. Place onions in a pot with butter over medium heat. Add celery, carrots and peppers.
  3. Cut bacon strips into 3 sections and add to the pot. Add black pepper. Saute all together—do NOT crisp bacon, but allow browning on the bottom of the pot, stirring every now and then and scraping the bottom of the pot. Add 1 cup water, deglazing bottom of the pot.
  4. Add paprika and saute more. The pot will start to dry out; add water as needed, making sure that the pot stays moist and wet but being careful not to overwater. Add garlic and collard greens along with 3 cups water.
  5. Add garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder and House Seasoning and continue to saute, adding water as needed, until the collard greens become soft. Add potatoes and fill pot with hot water until everything is barely submerged. Add ham base. Stir. Cover and cook, stirring every 30 minutes and adding water as needed to keep everything submerged, for 3 hours.
  6. For the mashed potatoes: Place potatoes in a pot. Pour hot water over the top until potatoes are submerged. Cook until potatoes are fork-tender. Drain and put potatoes to the side.
  7. Add butter and garlic to the hot pot. Add potatoes, sour cream, whipping cream and 3-cheese mixture, along with House Seasoning. Mash all ingredients together.
  8. For the jerk seasoning: Mix together paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, chipotle, cumin, salt, brown sugar, cayenne, ginger, nutmeg, black pepper, seasoning blend and blackening seasoning in a bowl.  
  9. For the jerk chicken: Stir the salt and cayenne into the buttermilk, then add the chicken. Marinate, refrigerated, for at least 16 but no more than 24 hours.
  10. Take out chicken and cut each piece in half at an angle. Sprinkle the chicken on both sides with jerk seasoning.
  11. Add 1 tablespoon butter to a hot pan. Add 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil. Add chicken and cook both sides until chicken is almost done. Add green peppers and onions, pork belly, House Seasoning, a pinch jerk seasoning and a little more butter.
  12. Add a touch of water while shaking the pan. Cook until pork belly, peppers, and onions are translucent and the chicken is cooked through. Add parsley and roasted red peppers for decoration. Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans.

House Seasoning:

Yield: About 5 cups
  1. Mix the garlic powder, salt, pepper, paprika, cumin, onion powder, seasoned salt and cayenne in a bowl.