This is one of our weight loss retreat classic dishes which we have on every week. The chicken is a complete protein and we serve it with Kale instead of the traditional Caribbean way which is served with rice and peas. The reason for this is that kale contains a lot of fiber, antioxidants, vitamin C, Iron, and vitamin K.

 

chickenFitFarms Weight loss retreat Jerk Chicken Ingredients 

12 chicken thighs with the bone on

1 whole lime halved

FitFarms Weight loss retreat Marinade ingredients 

TBSP ground all spice

3 TBSP of good quality honey

2 TBSP of Coconut or Olive oil

2 TBSP Soy sauce

1 Lime juice

1 TSP of dried thyme

3 scotch bonnet chillies. Remember to take the seeds out to decrease the hip.

1 small onion

3 garlic cloves

Roughly chopped ginger about a thumb size

Spring onions large bunch roughly chopped

1 large bag of kale

 

First of all Dean the FitFarms weight loss retreat chef makes the marinade by putting the spring onions, ginger, onion, chillies, thyme, lime juice, soy sauce, oil, honey and all spice in a food processor and makes a paste.

Then Dean makes a few slashes in the chicken and rubs in the marinade. This is then sealed and left at the top of the fridge overnight.

The next day they are taken out of the fridge and put into an oven at 180 degrees for 45 minutes.

When the chicken is cooking take a large bowl and put a little bit of water and butter in it and bring to the boil. Then add the kale and put a lid on the pot. Let is cook for 7 minutes then toss it so the butter mixes in with the kale.

Put a healthy serving of kale on a plate and place 2 pieces of jerk chicken on the top.