Jerk Chicken | Basics with Babish
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  • Nina Elyse Savoie-Colwell
    Nina Elyse Savoie-Colwell

    Gloves up, handles cut exposed pepper with no gloves. My husband used to come home with demon hands! ;p

  • E1iteGaming

    Goya is sold in the states and they sell gandules (pigeon peas)

  • Adventures with Conrad
    Adventures with Conrad

    Epic man!

  • Rick Davis
    Rick Davis

    The die immediately comment about the juice from a scotch bonnet going into your eye sent me hahaha

  • bob donkey
    bob donkey

    Ainsley Voice: Yeaaaaaa Boiiii.

  • Bob

    wait...WAIT!...all spice is ONE thing?

  • Göttel

    Chokin da chickin, humpin da horse

  • Rokcules DaGod
    Rokcules DaGod

    So much tyme!🤣🤣

  • Erik Henriksen
    Erik Henriksen

    This is a great recipe and my friends went crazy for it when I served it to them. I barbecued mine over lump charcoal in my kamado style barbecue. Delicious!

  • Ayat Ahmad
    Ayat Ahmad

    I got some anxiety when Andrew handled that banana looking-like thing with bare hands.. I mean.. BANANAS

  • delani wiggan
    delani wiggan

    I am Jamaican and i approve :O

  • 334 Outdoors
    334 Outdoors

    I heard BBQ made in Europe instead of made in your oven and I agree with that more for some reason

  • Garry's YouTube
    Garry's YouTube

    Hermes from futurama would approve

  • KellyofLocksley

    Thank you for this video. You did the meal justice. I prefer ripe plantains with my rice and peas and chicken. But you did the cuisine justice. Big up yuhself. 🇯🇲



  • IllusionaryGalaxy

    You missed the safety thing about spicy things. Always go to the toilet beforehand tis a safety lesson every chef learns this once, twice such a person has issues.

    • Christina Tucker
      Christina Tucker


  • babybabibaby

    You guys must love Babish too much 👀

  • Carolyn Knierim
    Carolyn Knierim

    Anybody who wants to know... pigeon peas can be found at almost any Latin Market, or the Latin aisle of your supermarket. Also called gandules. And now I'm hungry.

  • ItsAsher

    Only things I would say is that the peas should be boiled for awhile before putting the rice in, just so they can soften otherwise the texture isn’t always the best, also letting the rice soak with just the peas after to get some colour, then putting in the scotch bonnet etc, also I’ve never really seen plantain(plan-tin🙃)fried like that normally it’s sliced more diagonal and thinner but other then that everything was 👌🏽 do a curry goat and fried dumplings video next, maybe even patties🙌🏽

  • Alexander McAdams
    Alexander McAdams

    this reminds me of that one guy who said "He he boi"

    • Christy_Does_Gacha

      Heh heh boiii



  • Jamel Mitchell
    Jamel Mitchell

    Can see that you did your research before making this video. Next time when you cooking any Jamaican food please washing your meat but i will make it slide this time. I give you a 8/10 not bad

    • sara1122

      @Jamel Mitchell you the one splashing salmonella all over the place

    • Jamel Mitchell
      Jamel Mitchell

      @sara1122 nasty you nasty that's you bout thts silly

    • sara1122

      You shouldn't wash chicken thats silly

  • Ryan V
    Ryan V

    I wish the rice wasn’t so “soaked” but appreciated the chicken and plantain

  • Zero-Fret

    Wait so you can eat plantains but not bananas??

  • Grungus

    bruh you live in NYC you can find pigeon peas literally everywhere, also its "PLAN-tin"

  • Kai'Cee Holloway
    Kai'Cee Holloway

    You made tostones. Probably should have used yellow plantains. Other than that 👍🏾

  • Wesley Foxx
    Wesley Foxx

    So wait, you're allegedly allergic to bananas, but plantains are fine? Are you _super sure_ it was the bananas you reacted to?

  • Marc James Dioquito
    Marc James Dioquito

    Hehe Boi

  • WhoozyOMO

    I like that he didn’t use the gloves the second time 🙆‍♂️

  • Shaun Carter
    Shaun Carter

    Looks yummy!!

  • Gilad Ben-Yehuda
    Gilad Ben-Yehuda

    Can someone recommend the temp and time of cooking if I want to try in an oven?

  • Cristal Peralta
    Cristal Peralta

    Love it ❤

  • Helen Cowart
    Helen Cowart

    I love tostones!!

  • Angie Sala
    Angie Sala

    he made patacones the right way 👀

  • Barry mckoginher
    Barry mckoginher

    this took a lot of THYME!!! im sorry, i was dropped as a baby.

  • Chinmay Gopal
    Chinmay Gopal

    Leave it to Americans to deep fry plaintains twice.

  • Supreme Medjai
    Supreme Medjai

    You also could use grace Browning liquid. Very common in Jamaican cooking.

  • Lauren Burdick
    Lauren Burdick

    Mmmm i want to make it nowww

  • Alexander Declama
    Alexander Declama

    Anybody that approves of that rice, let alone anyone from the West Indies, needs to be taken out back and shot

  • Jordan Behm
    Jordan Behm

    *Hehe boi*

  • Jack d'Albiac Brewin
    Jack d'Albiac Brewin

    Honestly the rice and peas alone looks banging

  • You cant beat K
    You cant beat K

    Man has spent thousands of dollars on dishes before but a $1.49 can of pigeon peas from Target is too hard to get.

  • BE

    2:51 No gloves?!?

  • A.D. Jackson
    A.D. Jackson

    Sweet plantains over tostones with this dish.

  • S. Natalia Montenegro Valverde
    S. Natalia Montenegro Valverde

    I’m from Costa Rica, and we always eat this on the Caribbean coast! I genuinely tough this was a Costarican food! I feel so uncultured right now haha

  • Sam M
    Sam M

    Did I just watch a white guy make patacones? Yes, did I enjoy it? Also yes

  • Jahtavia Robinson
    Jahtavia Robinson

    I can't believe you used canned peas instead of waiting 3 hours to boil dry ones to perfection. I approve, but my grandma would tear you a new one, lol

  • Betrous al Taweel
    Betrous al Taweel

    Surprised there are no Jamaicans crying “he didn’t wash the chicken”

  • Darkmaster

    No Ainsley Harriot refrences. Disliked

  • lee

    In the Caribbean we pronounce plantain differently so it was interesting hearing plan-tain over what I'm accustomed to which is plan-tin

  • lord ff
    lord ff

    Bumberclarttt proper yard man rude boyyyyy

  • Rodney Ironcock
    Rodney Ironcock

    I would have put some lime in that hybrid sauce. But that's just me. The lime at finish would make it a bit too forward for me. I want that incorporated

  • Ferdinand Collazo III
    Ferdinand Collazo III

    Andrew I love you but pigeon peas are on almost all Spanish food shelves in most chain grocery stores. Not hard to find at all. My heart hurts

  • Francis Rowe
    Francis Rowe

    as a jamaican i approve

  • Falxie_

    I didn't even realize that allspice was a berry

  • Martin Roncetti
    Martin Roncetti


  • 22martinez1

    Chef Ainsley would be proud.

  • Lunar Rabbit
    Lunar Rabbit

    Rice and Peas = Rest in Peace

  • Adge SC
    Adge SC

    Tostones 🥴

  • Barricade Bops
    Barricade Bops

    Absolutely love that Babish is getting that money but I do miss the times when he'd try to hack things in his tiny apartment kitchen

  • Justice Mora
    Justice Mora

    I'm Puerto Rican, and I would LOVE to see you tackle some traditional dishes like pasteles or especially Pastelon; I think you'd love making it.

  • lisa

    never do this again

  • isle of whispers
    isle of whispers

    *Me, summoning the strength of my ancestors before pressing play*

  • fuiehf jfcnsl
    fuiehf jfcnsl

    Ein Kommentar

  • tee x
    tee x

    I feel like you shouldve pronounced it plantain since its a jamaican recipe🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • MynameisTMP-0134

    The caucasity

  • Lillian Vazquez
    Lillian Vazquez

    Babish you're wrong about pigeon peas being hard to find in the States they're called gondolas and Goya sells them in every supermarket

    • Lillian Vazquez
      Lillian Vazquez

      Correction Gandules

  • Dominic Pretorius
    Dominic Pretorius

    I'm from South Africa and I know where to find pigeon peas in the United States. Guess Andrew only shops at ''certain'' stores.

  • Alexis Mejia
    Alexis Mejia

    Goya sells pigeon peas? You can get them anywhere they sell Goya products

  • Ekho

    Hehe boi

  • Thomas German Mastrili
    Thomas German Mastrili

    in the rice scene.. uncle Roger left the room..😂😂😂 though gonna try the 🐔🐔🐔

  • Nick Coad
    Nick Coad

    I'm hungry

  • Shantay Foster
    Shantay Foster

    The rice was a bit mushy but this is the best I've ever seen a non-Jamaican do so kudos!

  • Thuntorn Jamjit
    Thuntorn Jamjit

    hehe... boi

  • pajamagirl123

    Even though this looks amazing, I really want a Caribbean grandmother to curse you out and tell you how awful it looks lol

  • shemisssav

    worst rice ive ever seen😭

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    Karina Hernandez

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  • James Anthony
    James Anthony

    I'd be curious to hear your take on the new Pepper Cannon from Mannkitchen

  • Adam M
    Adam M

    Could I use banana in lieu of plantain?🤔

  • Geshieee

    If Uncle roger sees that rice----he gonna flip

  • Daniel Margolis
    Daniel Margolis

    Pigeon peas are easy to find at most big grocery stores here in New England.

  • Beinerth Chitiva Machado
    Beinerth Chitiva Machado

    6:16 Patacones with Babish

  • Andrew Shirer
    Andrew Shirer

    I can change my barbecue temperature with my iphone... the future is now.

  • Khalil Williams
    Khalil Williams

    As a Jamaican, I want to say he’s white washing my culture. Smh, so easy to find pigeon peas dude

  • British Link
    British Link

    Add ginger to your spice blend.... Thank me later 👍

  • Jay’ crisp
    Jay’ crisp

    Nick Miller’s Sauce from New Girl

  • David Jorrin
    David Jorrin

    Can you make a video on brown stew chicken?

  • Natasha Caesar
    Natasha Caesar

    Usually sweet plantains are cooked with Jamaican food btw

    • Timenoen

      Lol cap

  • Toby Monaghan-Gray
    Toby Monaghan-Gray

    Man, what's happened with the exposure in the last couple of videos. So much stuff blown out. Can't even see the rice for most of the video.

  • HMC RedFed
    HMC RedFed

    I am soooo hungry now

  • Chester Dalski
    Chester Dalski

    Is it just me or does the color seem off at 5:00? I saw this in a recent episode too, whites seem super overexposed.

  • Raiden

    Nice and hot Hot and spicy Hehe boi

  • Arjuna

    Hey Heyyy... Buoyy..!

  • wasdx

    the way you cooked the plantains makes them tostones

  • Nu Vreau
    Nu Vreau

    Heheeee boy

  • 215Days

    Hey Babish, could you make the cuisine in "Welcome to the Sticks"? The only food I've seen there is a "smelly cow cheese", must be delicious just by the smell, but then there's also something called "gu-gu" I think, which may just be big potato chips and that's it, I can't seem to find out what it really is.

    • Liz Lemon
      Liz Lemon

      I remember watching that in my high school French class! I’d love to see him make something from it.

  • lilteee it
    lilteee it

    Was really hoping you were going to show a clip from Psych

  • Cole McCarthy
    Cole McCarthy

    Now give your meat a G O O D O L ' R U B

  • Kate Shoykhet
    Kate Shoykhet

    Put the shrimp on the Babi.

  • Christian Ramirez
    Christian Ramirez

    Am I the only one who watches babish when I sleep? Not cause the videos are boring or anything his voice is just soothing 🤣🤣