Posted in Bowls, Grains, International vegan cuisine, oil free vegan recipes, Vegan

Vegan Jerk Chicken Recipe

I’ve been trying for a while now to figure out a way to make a vegan Jerk recipe that tastes authentic and delicious, without compromising the deep flavors and the spice.

Tofu works but you have to marinade it for a long time, which is a totally viable option but I work for myself as a ghostwriter and author and sometimes I get sucked into the writing cave and only pop my head out when its time for dinner. For tofu that idea is no bueno as it requires a much longer marinade period.

So I did some digging. And some scouring looking for the right vegan jerk chicken recipe and what did I do? What any good researcher would, I compiled them together to come up with something that’s spicy and delicious with the authentic Jerk flavor.

So let’s see how my vegan jerk chicken turned out!

What You’ll Need:

*Mixing bowls
*Food processor
*Stock pot


*TVP (rehydrated and drained)
*Red chili pepper
*Yellow bell pepper
*Tomato, rough chopped
*Basmati rice
*Sichuan peppercorns
*Jerk seasoning

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*Place ½ onion, ginger, garlic, chili pepper, Sichuan peppercorns and tomato into a food processor and pulse about 5 times until chopped, then run until a smooth paste forms

*Add TVP to boiling water/broth and cook 10 to 20 minutes

*For oil free vegan recipe: Add soy sauce and ¼ cup waste free broth to a large stock pot and bring it to a boil.

*Stir in jerk seasoning and then add the paste. Stirring regularly until fragrant, about 5 to 7 minutes

*Add mushrooms to the pot and stir, cook until the water has evaporated, about 8 minutes, then add bell pepper and the rest of the onion

*Bring a small pot of water to a boil, adding rice to cook according to package instructions.

*Cook until onions are done and most of the water has evaporated.

*Optional: Cook TVP in oven or air fryer until crispy, then add to the thick paste. Add water if needed and reduce heat until the sauce thickens.

*Serve over rice.


-If too spicy, add vegan yogurt or coconut milk. Lime will also work depending on how you react to spice.

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Contemporary romance writer, political comedy writer, ghostwriter and editor. Lover of coffee, off-key singer, vegan and all around crazy girl!

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