BBQ Jerk Wings with Plantain Fries

Updated: Aug 23, 2021

BBQ Jerk Wings with Plantain Fries

In my humble opinion, these bbq jerk wings could definitely make it onto an episode of Hot Ones. Yes, they are spicy but they aren’t so spicy that you can’t eat a handful of them in one sitting and I know from personal experience. The wings are first marinated in both a dry and wet jerk seasoning and then a sauce (barbecue sauce and 1tbsp of jerk seasoning combined) is then brushed on the wings after 15 minutes in the oven. They continue baking for another 15 minutes and then broiled for 5 minutes until the sauce is sticky. Since everyone’s spice tolerance varies you can use less or more of the jerk seasonings or add more bbq sauce to balance it out.

Once the wings are done, you could just stop there OR you could make some plantain fries to serve alongside. Your oven is already on, so you might as well. Green plantains unlike yellow/ripe plantains are firmer and starchier like potatoes which make them perfect to turn into fries. After slicing the plantains into thin (ish) strips they are coated in oil and seasonings and baked for 20 minutes until golden brown. The fries are savory and make a nice side to the spicy wings.

Plantain Fries

So let’s get to cooking. Have fun and enjoy!


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Ingredients

4lbs Chicken Wings

2 tbsp Jamaican Choice Jerk Seasoning (dry)

3 tbsp Jamaican Choice Jerk Seasoning (wet)

4 tbsp Barbecue Sauce


Plantain Fries

2 Green Plantains

2 tbsp Oil

1 tsp Seasoned Salt

½ tsp Black Pepper

½ tsp Garlic Powder


Steps


1. Wash and pat dry the chicken wings. Coat the wings with 2 tbsp each of dry & wet jerk seasoning (reserve the last tbsp until Step 6). Cover and place in the fridge to marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight.


2. While the chicken wings marinate, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.



3. Trim the plantain ends, then half each plantain. Following the ridges make vertical cuts in the plantain and then remove the skin.

Tip: Lightly oil your knife and hands to make removal easier.


4. Slice the plantain into strips, and place in a medium bowl. Add the oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder, stir until the fries are evenly coated.


5. Next, evenly place the fries on a baking sheet lined with foil paper. Bake for 10 mins, flip and continue baking for another 10 mins. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving.

6. On a separate/clean baking sheet lined with foil paper, place the marinated chicken wings. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 mins. Meanwhile, in a small bowl add the remaining jerk seasoning and barbecue sauce, stir to combine.


7. After 15 mins, brush the bbq jerk sauce evenly on the wings. Place back in the oven for another 15 mins. Then broil on low for 5 mins.



8. Remove from the oven and allow them to slightly cool. Serve the bbq jerk wings with the plantain fries. Enjoy!


BBQ Jerk Chicken Wings with Plantain Fries


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