Air Fryer Jerk Plantain Chips

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Air Fryer Jerk Plantain Chips are so easy to prepare, a healthy snack that is very nutritious with an amazing jerk spice flavor. 

Air Fryer Jerk Plantain Chips

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. 

Plantains can be eaten ripe and green, for a recipe with ripe plantain try my Baked Plantains recipe. I used green plantain to prepare jerk plantain chips instead of the 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.

Air Fryer Jerk Plantain Chips

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 are related to bananas, they are starchier, less sweet than bananas with thicker skin are called cooking bananas. Plantains are usually cooked rather than eaten raw like bananas, they are a staple in Jamaica, throughout the Caribbean, Central America, and Africa.

Plantain is ripe when the skin turns yellow and the flesh gives when the skin is pressed, the unripe or green plantain has green skin with 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?

Plantains can be purchased in the produce aisle of most major supermarkets or in Latin American grocery stores, 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 on the baked chips.
  2. You can make your own homemade Jamaican Jerk Seasoning or purchase store bought.

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Air-Fryer Jerk Plantains overlay on a wooden cutting board

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Nutrition

Energy:
114 kcal / 477 kJ
Protein:
1 g
Carbs:
29 g
Per serving

Cooking Time

Preparation:
5 min
Cooking:
12 min
Ready in:
17 min
For:
2 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  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 10-12 minutes until crisp. 
  6. Eat immediately or store plantain chips will get crispier as they cool. Store plantain chips in an airtight container.

Michelle Blackwood

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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