Air Fryer Jerk Plantain Chips

Plantains can be eaten ripe and green, for a recipe with ripe plantain try my Baked Plantains recipe. Green plantain is used to prepare jerk plantain chips instead of ripe plantains. I  love jerk flavors and I have quite a few jerk recipes for you to try, Jamaican Jerk Cauliflower, Jerk Tofu and Jamaican Jerk Butternut Squash Fries.

I recently purchased some green plantains to make plantain chips after eating and falling in love with Jerk-Style Plantain Chips. Trader Joe’s jerk plantain chips had the perfect blend of sweet and spicy with the perfect jerk seasoning blend. 

Green plantains on a cutting board for air fryer plantain chips

Air Fryer Jerk Plantain Chips Recipe

We have been so busy here at the campground, with events back to back. I’m so surprised that I have been able to keep up with creating new recipes in the midst of all that’s going around me.

My hubby recently bought me an Air-fryer and I have been slowly creating new recipes that I will be sharing with you. Recently I made Air Fryer Cauliflower Hash Browns and they were awesome, crisp on the outside and moist inside. 

We have had over 7000 guests for the past 3 weeks and tomorrow as thousands leave we have another group for the next two weeks This is so exciting and I look forward yearly for these events.  For the last 3 years, I have been blessed to do catered events and cooking classes.

What Are Plantains?

Plantains, related to bananas, are starchier and less sweet, with thicker skins often referred to as cooking bananas. Unlike bananas, people usually cook plantains rather than eat them raw. They are a staple in Jamaica, throughout the Caribbean, Central America, and Africa.

A plantain is ripe when its skin turns yellow and the flesh yields to pressure; unripe or green plantains have green skin and hard flesh.

Plantains are very nutritious, they contain, fiber, Vitamin A, B6, C, folate, magnesium, potassium. Read more here.

Step by step guide how to peel plantain for jerk plantain chips

Where Can I Buy Plantains?

You can purchase plantains in the produce aisle of most major supermarkets or at Latin American, West Indian, East Indian, or African grocery stores.

Ingredients For Plantain Chips

  • Plantain
  • Oil
  • Jerk Seasoning
  • Sugar
  • Ginger Powder
  • Ground Paprika
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt

air-fryer plantain chips, steps, from slices, seasoned slices to baked chipe

How To Make Plantain Chips?

  1. Preheat air fryer 375 degrees.
  2. Wash plantain, using a knife cut off the ends and discard,  make a straight cut along the skin and the length of the plantain, making sure you are only cutting the skin and not deep into the flesh. Remove the skin with your fingers and discard.
  3. Using a sharp knife or mandolin cut plantain into thin slices.
  4. Place plantain in a bowl, toss with oil, jerk seasoning, sugar, ginger, paprika, salt, cayenne.
  5. Place plantain in a single layer on the basket of the air fryer and cook for 12 minutes until crisp. 
  6. Plantain chips will get crispier as they cool. 
  7. Eat immediately or store plantain chips in an airtight container.

Tips For Making Air Fryer Jerk Plantain Chips

  1. Adjust the sugar and pepper according to your taste, I find the sugar is important to balance the bitterness of the allspice. You can even hold the sugar before baking and sprinkle it on the baked chips.
  2. You can make your own homemade Jamaican Jerk Seasoning or purchase store-bought.

Here Are Some More Yummy Vegan Snacks To Try

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Air-Fryer Jerk Plantains overlay on a wooden cutting board

Air Fryer Jerk Plantain Chips

Air Fryer Jerk Plantain Chips are so easy to prepare, a healthy snack that is very nutritious with an amazing jerk spice flavor. 
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Jamaican
Keyword: air fryer jerk plantain
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 144kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 medium green plantain
  • 1 teaspoon oil I used avocado
  • 1 tablespoon Jerk Seasoning *Link to recipe or storebought
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic cane sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • Pinch Cayenne pepper (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer 375 degrees.
  • Wash plantain, using a knife cut off the ends and discard, make a straight cut along the skin and the length of the plantain, making sure you are only cutting the skin and not deep into the flesh. Remove the skin with your fingers and discard.
  • Using a sharp knife or mandolin cut plantain into thin slices.
  • Place plantain in a bowl, toss with oil, jerk seasoning, sugar, ginger, paprika, salt, cayenne.
  • Place plantain in a single layer on the basket of the air fryer and cook for 10-12 minutes until crisp.
  • Eat immediately or store plantain chips will get crispier as they cool. Store plantain chips in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 360mg | Potassium: 525mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 2373IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg