Jerk Chicken

Jerk Chicken

Ready in 2 hours

Traditional spicy Jamaican / Caribbean jerk chicken

Top-ranked recipe named "Jerk Chicken"

4 avg, 2 review(s) 50% would make again

Ingredients

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3 lb of chicken breasts may be used if preferred)
2 tablespoons thyme
2 tablespoons ground allspice
8 cloves Garlic; finely chopped
3 medium onions; finely chopped
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons ground black pepper
ground cinnamon; to taste up to 1 teaspoon
nutmeg; to taste up to 1 teaspoon
ginger; to taste up to 1 teaspoon
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 lime; juiced
1 cup orange juice
1 cup cider vinegar
1/4 C. dark rum; optional - highly suggested
1 scotch bonnet pepper; or jalapenos note scotch bonnet peppers are VERY HOT this item i

Original recipe makes 4 Servings

Servings  

Preparation

1. Place all ingredients, excluding chicken and lime juice, in a blender or food processor pulse until smooth.

2. Marinate the chicken in the lime juice and jerk paste for at least 1 hour over night is better

3. After marinating remove chicken from marinade. Place remaining marinade in a saucepan

4. Bring marinade to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 15 mins put aside for basting

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Cooking the chicken...

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Grill Method

If you have a grill I highly recommend grilling the chicken over a medium high heated grill.

Cook for roughly 1 hour turning and basting occasionally. Chicken is done when juices run clear.

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Oven Method...

If you must use an oven I highly recommend a heavy cast iron grill preheated in a 350ยบ oven

Cook for roughly 1 hour turning and basting occasionally. I recommend a tiny dash of Liquid Smoke to help add that grilled essence.

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Let rest for about 10 - 15 minutes before serving.

Notes

BigOven Tip: Easily make this ahead of time! Marinade chicken up to 24 hours in advance.

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AnastasiaS 1 year ago
Use caution with scotch bonnet peppers they are extremely hot. Do not touch your eyes after handling them. You may use a less hot pepper or use a little cayenne pepper. If you like very hot food feel free to use extra peppers. Prior to serving I personally like a little fresh lime juice over the chicken Traditional side dish is black beans and rice... I will post a recipe for black beans and rice at a later date. Goes well with a nice fresh salad [I posted this recipe.]
edoriv 3 years ago
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