originally from Jamaica, jerk with a twist



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About this Recipe

Jerke Spice is a delicious way to transform any chicken dinner. Native to Jamaica, this spice is made up of cinnamon, cumin, all spice, smoked paprika and red pepper flakes. This aromatic combination can give you a metabolic boost from the heat and hemp stabilize your blood sugar. The tart sweet bite of pomegranates in the cauliflower rice help counter the heat of the chicken.

Tricia Williams
Tricia Williams
Tricia Williams is a talented Chef recognized as a leader in the fields of Nutrition and Holistic Health. Some years ago, Tricia founded Food Matters, a boutique, nutritionally-sound meal delivery service. Closely collaborating with her clients’ coaches, integrative physicians, and nutritionists, Tricia was able to successfully tailor meal plans that met both their taste preferences and their health goals.

Jerke Chicken Ingredients

  • 2 small boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 ½ tsp. jerke spice
  • 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil


  1. Season chicken breasts with salt.
  2. Coat evenly with jerke spice mixture.
  3. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium high heat.
  4. Cook chicken for about four minutes on each side.
  5. Remove from heat and let rest for 10 minutes, before slicing.
Jerke chicken
cauliflower rice

Cauli Rice Ingredients

  • 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 head cauliflower, grated
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 3 tsp. water
  • 2 tsp. mint leaves, shredded
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add cauliflower.
  3. Season with salt. Sauteed for 5 minutes.
  4. Add water. Sauteed for five more minutes or until soft.
  5. Remove from heat. Mix in pomegranate and mint.

To serve top with sliced Jerke Chicken.


Hero Ingredient

Pomegranate seeds have a strong anti-inflammatory property that can reduce inflammation. They are great to add to a salads or smoothies.

  • Dietary Fiber 25% 25%
  • Carbs 11% 11%

1 Cup (174g)

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