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Jerk chicken stew with campfire corn on the cob recipe

Jerk chicken stew with campfire corn on the cob recipe

4 ratings

This wholesome jerk chicken stew is packed with flavour and is ideal for a summer party or camping trip. You can cook the baked sweet potatoes and corn on the cob in the ashes of the campfire. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 45 mins to cook
  • 292 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • ½ tsp hot chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 400g pack diced chicken breast
  • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 75ml red wine
  • 4 sweetcorn cobettes
  • 25g butter
  • 4 baked sweet potatoes, to serve (see tip)
  • soured cream, to serve
  • chopped coriander, to garnish (optional)
If you don't have chopped tomatoes, chop up a tin of plum tomatoes instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    13g 18%
  • Saturates

    4g 22%
  • Sugars

    9g 10%
  • Salt

    0.2g 4%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 14.7g Protein 27.5g Fibre 4.2g


  1. Mix the spices in a large bowl with half the olive oil. Add the chicken and toss to coat.
  2. Heat the remaining oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 mins. Add the chicken and cook for 5 mins, stirring occasionally, until sealed. Add the pepper and stir-fry for 1 min.
  3. Add the tomatoes and red wine, cover and simmer gently for 10 mins. Uncover and simmer for a further 10 mins.
  4. If using the oven preheat it to gas 7, 220ºC, fan 200ºC. Place each sweetcorn cobette on a large square of foil, spread with a little of the butter and twist the ends of the foil to secure. Cook in the hot campfire ashes for 10-15 mins or in the oven, turning halfway through cooking. Serve with the baked sweet potatoes and soured cream. Garnish with the chopped coriander, if using.

Tip: To cook sweet potatoes on a campfire, brush with oil and wrap tightly with foil. Place in the hot ashes for about 1 hr until soft.

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