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Welcome to Monkango's Kitchen
In the Monkango's Kitchen online series, you get to follow Monkango and her talented chef Ibrahim, as they cook different dishes with an african twist. The program will also include different table settings and floral arrangements. We hope you will enjoy watching Monkango's Kitchen!
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Chef Ibrahim's Jerk Chicken
Chicken and Marinade Ingredients
Chicken pieces (bone-in skin-on) – I recommend using 5 thighs and 5 legs Make marinade:
Green onions – 1/2 small red onion could be substituted.
Garlic – only use fresh garlic.
Ginger – this adds so much flavor, only use fresh.
Habanero peppers – scotch bonnet peppers will work too if you can find them. The amount used can be adjusted to taste, these are spicy!
Lime juice – in a pinch lemon juice will work too. Don’t use bottled.
Soy sauce – if you have low sodium on hand that will work, just add a little salt to the marinade.
Brown sugar – honey could be substituted.
Thyme leaves – preferably use fresh, in a pinch 1 tsp dried will work.
Allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg – these may seem strange with chicken but they’re key ingredients, don’t omit them!
Black pepper – it’s a hassle to grind it but it does make a difference.
Pour marinade over chicken: pour mixture over chicken in bag, seal bag while pressing out excess air then rub marinade over chicken.
Allow marinating time: rest in refrigerator 3 – 24 hours.
Heat oven and prepare baking sheet: preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a 18 by 13-inch baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Arrange marinated chicken on sheet: remove chicken from marinade and arrange pieces on baking sheet leaving space between them.
Bake to 165 degrees in center: bake in preheated oven until cooked through, about 45 – 50 minutes, while broiling during the last few minutes for better browning.
2 medium sweet potatoes, baked or boiled in their skins until just tender
1 clove of garlic, cut in half (optional)
Grated peel of 2 limes
2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
Sea salt, to taste
2 tablespoons finely chopped scallions
1 teaspoon finely chopped Chili (optional)
1 red mild paprika
⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped Parsley.
1. Rub the skin off the potatoes while they are still warm but not too hot to handle. Cut into chunks. Set aside.
2. Rub the cut side of the garlic on the inside of a large ceramic bowl. Add the lime zest, lime juice, cumin, salt, scallions and Chili , if using. Stir to mix. Add and mix together well.
3. With a whisk, beat the olive oil into the lime mixture a little at a time until the sauce has emulsified.
4. Add the potatoes a few at a time to the dressing in the bowl, gently tossing them as you go until the potatoes are well covered in dressing. Add the cilantro and parsley just before serving.