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Air Fryer Jerk Chicken

Air Fryer Jerk Chicken with pumpkin couscous. A delicious quick air fryer dinner giving you the ultimate soul food experience. A favourite in the Milner house thanks to the delicious heat of the jerk chicken with the cooling pumpkin couscous. Easy to prepare in the air fryer without much effort.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time28 mins
0 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 487kcal


Pumpkin Couscous:

  • 1 Cup Couscous
  • 100 g Pumpkin
  • 1 Cup Coconut Water
  • 1 Small Red Onion
  • 1 Tsp Parsley
  • Salt & Pepper

Jerk Chicken:


  • Pumpkin Couscous - Thinly slice your pumpkin into small cubes and season with salt and pepper. Place in the air fryer and cook for 10 minutes on 200c/400f. Peel and dice a red onion and place it into a pan with lid, along with the couscous. Add the couscous seasonings, coconut water and when it beeps add the pumpkin too. Stir. Pour in 2 cups of boiling water and stir again. Place the lid on the pan and keep the lid on for 10 minutes. When the 10 minutes is up remove the lid stir and its ready for serving.
  • Jerk Chicken – Place the chicken breasts on a chopping board, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and then rub in the jerk seasoning. Cook for 15 minutes at 180c/360f, followed by a further 3 minutes at 200c/400f.
  • Serve the jerk chicken over the pumpkin couscous.


The chicken breasts we used were large, size matters when cooking in the air fryer. If you have a mix of large and medium chicken breasts, then start cooking the large ones first and then add in the medium later.
Remember the golden rules with couscous – Add double the liquid to the amount of couscous. Also note that it increases in size and 1 cup will easily feed four of you for lunch. As well as this place a lid on it and leave it for 10 minutes and it is DONE.
To check to see if the chicken is cooked, slice it at the thickest part. If it is not hot and white, then give it a couple more minutes.


Calories: 487kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 372mg | Potassium: 1232mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2935IU | Vitamin C: 8.4mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2.2mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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