Jerk Chicken Sandwich with Jicama Slaw



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Jerk Chicken Sandwich with Jicama Slaw

Jerk Chicken Sandwich with Jicama Slaw

I sort of have nothing to say today. Do you ever feel that way? Kinda want to write, HERE’S THIS SANDWICH I LIKE!!!

But seriously, I love this sandwich. I’m not sure I’ve ever been in love with a sandwich more.

I’ve always had a deep love for sandwiches. It think it all ties back to my love of carbs: bread, pancakes, biscuits, pasta…if it has all-purpose flour in it, chances are I’m going to love it.

Jerk Chicken Sandwich with Jicama Slaw

Jerk Chicken Sandwich with Jicama Slaw

This sandwich is all about the slaw. I like cole slaws that are nothing like those soppy, mayonnaise-y gross things that I had in the school cafeteria.

I like my slaw crunchy and interesting and maybe not with mayonnaise at all? I dunno. Haven’t had a mayonnaise-based cole slaw I actually love. And I’m not a mayonnaise-hater!

Maybe I’ll work on that this summer.

Tonight I’m headed to San Francisco for some work stuff that I’ll tell you about soon. I’m excited to eat at few bakeries while I’m there.

Tomorrow morning I’m headed to B. Patisserie and Jane On Larkin all by myself to eat all the things. I’ll report back, promise. Or even better, you can follow me on The Instagram (they’re site got a new facelift!) to see what I’m up to.


Jerk Chicken Sandwich with Jicama Slaw

Jerk Chicken Sandwich with Jicama Slaw

5 from 1 vote

Jerk Chicken Sandwich with Jicama Slaw

Prep: 35 minutes
Total: 35 minutes


Jicama Slaw:

  • 2 cups shredded green papaya, unpeeled, from about 1/4 green papaya
  • 1/2 diced jicama, from about 1/2 jicama
  • 3 tablespoons minced cilantro, from 1 bunch
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Juice from 3 limes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Soft hamburger buns
  • Mayonnaise
  • Shredded jerk chicken


  • In a medium bowl, toss together the papaya, jicama, minced cilantro, sugar, lime juice and salt. Transfer to the fridge to marinate for 30 minutes. I swear this slaw tastes a million times better after it has time to sit.
  • To assemble the sandwiches, toast the buns in a 300 degree F oven. Smother each bun with mayonnaise. Top with shredded jerk chicken and a large spoonful of slaw. Repeat with remaining sandwiches.


A lot of Asian grocery stores actually sell green papaya already shredded.


Serving: 6g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Really like the photos! Also, I’ve been looking for the perfect summer side dish to jerk chicken, and this slaw sounds so refreshing and the perfect compliment.

  2. So… I love your blog and the personality you put into every single post. Your pics are beautiful – who doesn’t want to see a lime?! Sheesh. Freaking gorgeous. If people want their hands to be held through every step of every recipe there are plenty of other resources. It’s the freaking Internet. I love your blog for its own personal style. You rock. (I do feel like a creepy fan girl but I’ll get over it. Hopefully.)

    Anyway I’m an awful cook but this recipe looks sooo delicious. Will attempt it right after I google “napkin” cause it was in your pic but you didn’t explain anything about it.

    1. Limes ARE gorgeous!!! Love Melissas post 🙂
      Great looking recipe. I’ve honestly never used jicama before, and for once, a recipe–your recipe–inspires me to go buy and make 🙂
      Thanks so much!

  3. I always look forward to your pictures, and I love when you re-use your previous recipes in new, creative ones.

    Google Jicama, it’s not that hard. I agree Adrianna ^^^totes rude.

    Your blog is the best. I literally check it every day. Also IG. But I promise I’m not a stalker. Mostly.


  4. Hi!
    Show a green papaya, please. A good one. Size?
    Whole then cut in half or whatever you do.
    Did you peel?
    Bet we all know what a lime looks like. 🙂
    Oh, I know what a jicama is, but some might not.
    Too excited about your trip. And you should be. Sounds like fun. San Fransisco.
    Drives me nuts when bloggers just show same picture twenty times. Steps. Please. You get a good grade mostly. 😉
    Thank you.