The heart of this Jerk Chicken Sandwich recipe lies in the fabulous Jamaican seasoning we’ll be using. It’s super-fast to make and not complicated at all! It’s a simple yet magical mix of ground allspice, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Adjust that cayenne to your desired level of spiciness. Add a dollop of tangy sour cream, and it’s just spicy enough that you can’t stop eating.
Jerk Chicken Sandwich Ingredients:
You’ll find most of the ingredients right in your pantry or fridge. Jamaican food is renowned for its bold and vibrant use of spices, and this recipe is no exception. I enjoy my jerk seasoning nice and hot, but adding sour cream cools it down and provides the perfect balance between spice and tang.
- Ground allspice
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Dried thyme
- Brown sugar
- Cayenne pepper
- Salt and Pepper
- Chicken thigh fillets
- Olive oil
- Light sour cream
- Crusty bread rolls
Other Proteins to use in this recipe:
Pork is a classic choice for Jerk seasoning. Pork tenderloin can be marinated and grilled to create a delicious Jerk Pork Sandwich. The combination of the spice and the smoky flavour of pork is fantastic.
Lean beef, like ground beef or even thinly sliced steak, can also be used. The rich flavour of beef can stand up to the bold Jerk seasoning, creating a hearty sandwich experience.
If you’re looking for a vegetarian option, consider using marinated and grilled portobello mushrooms. The Jerk seasoning can infuse the mushrooms with a burst of flavour.
Turning this recipe into a Jerk Chicken Burger?
Transforming this Jerk Chicken Sandwich into a burger is a breeze – just swap out the crusty bread for a lightly toasted brioche bun, and serve it up with a side of crispy beer battered chips. Winner winner chicken dinner!Print