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Jerked Chicken with Roasted Bananas

  Bananas 5
  Clear honey 2 Tablespoon
  Molasses 1 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 5 Tablespoon
  Dried chili flakes 2 Teaspoon
  Ground cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Ground coriander 1 Teaspoon
  Boneless chicken breasts 4
  Dried chili flakes/Toasted sesame seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Mixed salad leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Such As Rocket / Mizuna)
  Roasted tomatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For Serving)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crushed

1. Blend one peeled banana with the honey, molasses, garlic and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil.
2. Heat a dry pan until hot, add the chilli flakes, cumin and coriander and toast the spices for 30-60 seconds, shaking the pan frequently. They are ready when you first smell the aroma of the cumin and chilli. Add the spices and seasoning to the banana marinade and blend until smooth. Add extra oil if the marinade seems too thick.
3. Put the chicken breasts into a shallow dish, pour the marinade over them and coat well on both sides. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2-6 hours.
4. Put the chicken breasts in a baking tin, skin side down, and coat well in the marinade. Roast in a preheated oven, 200°C (400°F), Gas Mark 6, for 10 minutes. Turn the chicken breasts over and brush with remaining marinade. Add the remaining bananas, halved lengthways and unpeeled, beside the chicken.
5. Sprinkle the bananas with the remaining oil and the chilli flakes or sesame seeds and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the bananas are soft. Serve the chicken thickly sliced, with the roasted bananas still in their skins.

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Jerked Chicken With Roasted Bananas Recipe