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Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

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Hot, succulent Jamaican Jerk Chicken is a tropical treat. You'll love the heat and flavor of this fiery marinade.

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  • Calories:
  • 221 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 6.4 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.3g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 28.8 g
  • 58%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 474 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place chicken in a medium bowl. Cover with lime juice and water. Set aside.
  2. In a blender or food processor, place allspice, nutmeg, salt, brown sugar, thyme, ginger, black pepper and vegetable oil. Blend well, then mix in onions, green onions, garlic and habanero peppers until almost smooth.
  3. Pour most of the blended marinade mixture into bowl with chicken, reserving a small amount to use as a basting sauce while cooking. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  4. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat.
  5. Brush grill grate with oil. Cook chicken slowly on the preheated grill. Turn frequently, basting often with remaining marinade mixture. Cook to desired doneness.
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Reviews

DMHEAD
187
1/25/2004

I found this recipe to be very good used in the crock pot. Instead of using the mixture as a marinade, just put it in the crock pot with either the chicken as indicated or with a good pork shoulder. The flavors REALLY come out in the slow cooking process and gives a very aromatic and great tasting jerk flavor. Note though, I used one habanero pepper. If you really like it hot, add more, but know that you get the full effect from the pepper in the crock pot!

BISTRO
73
1/25/2004

POOR TASTE; LONG TIME TO MAKE. VERY POOR COMPARED TO AUTHENTIC JAMAICAN CHICKEN.

JBALLERINI
65
1/25/2004

Excellent recipe for traditional jerk seasoning. The most important step is to marinate. The longer the better! Dont forget to get the jerk effect slow roast over coals and hardwood such as pimento or hickory.