Rogers Centre Big Smoke Jerk Chicken Nachos

Rogers Centre Big Smoke Jerk Chicken Nachos
Staff Writer

Aramark

Jerk-Chicken Nachos

Travel up to Toronto to root for the Toronto Blue Jays and you'll likely come across these nachos, which use jerk seasoning to infuse flavor in not one ingredient but two ingredients of this recipe.

Ingredients

For the jerk-infused sour cream

  • 1/2  Cup  cloves garlic
  • stalks scallions, narrowly sliced
  • 4  Teaspoons  fresh thyme
  • scotch bonnet chiles, seeded
  • 1/2  Cup  peeled, coarsely chopped ginger
  • 1/2  Cup  distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2  Cup  cane sugar
  • 2  Teaspoons  allspice
  • 1  Teaspoon  grated nutmeg
  • 1  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 1/2  Cup  water
  • 1  Cup  sour cream

For the nachos

  • 4  Ounces  round tortilla chips
  • 1/4  Cup  Cheddar cheese sauce
  • 1/4  Cup  pre-made jerk chicken
  • 1/4  Cup  pico de gallo
  • 1/4  Cup  coleslaw
  • 1/8  Cup  jerk-infused sour cream
  • Chopped scallions, for garnish

Directions

For the jerk-infused sour cream

Combine the first 12 ingredients in a blender and blend into a fine paste. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Add seasoning to sour cream, stir to combine. Set aside 3 cups of the jerk-infused sour cream and save the rest for later use.

For the nachos

Place the tortillas on a serving platter and cover with jerk chicken. Add the cheese sauce, pico de gallo, and coleslaw. Drizzle with sour cream and garnish with scallions.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
24%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
53mg
18%
Carbohydrate, by difference
25g
19%
Protein
12g
26%
Vitamin A, RAE
134µg
19%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
15mg
20%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
8µg
9%
Calcium, Ca
127mg
13%
Choline, total
29mg
7%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
22µg
6%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
26mg
8%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
183mg
26%
Selenium, Se
11µg
20%
Sodium, Na
517mg
34%
Water
112g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Jerk Chicken Shopping Tip

Daunted by all the different spices you might have to buy and never use again? Stores often carry ready-made jerk seasoning.

Jerk Chicken Cooking Tip

Jerk chicken in its most authentic guise is intensely hot – but if you just like the flavor of fresh peppers without the heat, then you can scrape out the seeds and the membrane on the inside of the peppers. This is where most of the capsaicin is stored, the chemical responsible for the sensation of heat on your tongue, and also a powerful antimicrobial agent.