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Jamaican Jerk Chicken

 

Add a Jamaican kick to your chicken with this scrumptious recipe that will have you licking your fingers.
192

Yield

4

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

15

min

Ready

30

min

 

Ingredients

1 tablespoon allspice
ground
1 tablespoon thyme
dried
*
1 ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
black pepper
freshly ground
*
1 ½ teaspoon sage
ground
*
¾ teaspoons nutmeg
ground
¾ teaspoons cinnamon
ground
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon sugar
¼ cup vegetable oil
olive
¼ cup soy sauce, tamari
¾ cups vinegar
white
½ cup oranges
juice
*
1 limes
juice
*
1 scotch bonnet chile peppers
scotch bonnet pepper, seeded, finely chopped
*
1 cup onions
chopped
3 scallions, spring or green onions
finely chopped
*
4 chicken breast halves, boneless, skinless
6-8 oz each, trimmed of fat
*

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the allspice, thyme, cayenne pepper, black pepper, sage, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, garlic powder and sugar. With a wire whisk, slowly add the olive oil, soy sauce, vinegar, orange juice, and lime juice. Add the scotch bonnet pepper, onion, and green onions and mix well.

Add the chicken breasts, cover and marinate for at least 1 hour, longer if possible.

Preheat an outdoor grill.

Remove the breasts from the marinade and grill for 6 minutes on each side or until fully cooked.

While grilling, baste with the marinade. Heat the leftover marinade and serve on the side for dipping.

NOTE:

This recipe is not as hot as you would find in Jamaica. For that authentic flavor, double the quantity of dry spices.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments

Saba
jamaican
 almost 9 years ago

It is believed that they Maroons created jerk chicken recipe when they brought cooking techniques form Africa to Jamaica.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 132g (4.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 22058% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4395mg 183%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Sugars g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 26%
Calcium 6% Iron 6%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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