Jerk Chicken Drumsticks.

Being an Irish woman I just love potatoes.  What’s that got to do with Jerk Chicken you might ask? Well recently on twitter I started following this account called @TastyPotatoes and they are sharing the most delicious looking potato based dishes, dishes that scream ‘comfort’ and ‘eat me.’  One that I just had to try was their Jerk Potato & Black Bean Curry.  I reproduced it as best as I could using a can of black eye beans and chickpeas instead of two tins of black beans as they are simply not stocked in Irish supermarkets. as at time of writing I had never found them in an Irish supermarket.  Since writing the blogpost I’ve been told that black beans are available in SuperValu and indeed have verified this in my local branch.  For the Jerk Potato & Black Bean Curry Recipe just click on this link to Tasty Potatoes.

Dish of jerk potato and bean curry
Maybe I’m wrong on that score and If you know of any other  Irish supermarkets that sells them please let me know as that’s where I do most of my food shopping.
Black eye beans

Jerk seasoning was easily available in the supermarket and one that I hadn’t ever used before.
jamaican jerk seasoning
Not being of a vegetarian persuasion I chose to accompany the Jerk Potato & Black Bean Curry with Jerk Chicken Drumsticks.  Chicken drumsticks are under-utilised in cooking and recipes and thus incredibly cheap.
Jerk chicken drumsticks
close up jerk potato curry
Jerk Chicken and Potato Curry

Jerk Chicken Drumsticks
You will need:
Chicken Drumsticks
Rapeseed Oil
Jerk Seasoning
Sour cream & coriander to serve (optional)
Heat the oven to 200C
Place the chicken drumsticks on a baking tray, drizzle with oil, dust generously with jerk seasoning and cook in the hot oven for 20 to 30 minutes until golden in colour and cooked through.
Serve with sour cream & coriander.
‘Til next time, Sheila

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