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Faux Jerk Chicken

Faux Jerk Chicken

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BETHMCAFEE

This recipe is a family favorite that is sweet and spicy! The taste is a welcome change from the everyday chicken dish. The longer you marinate, the better the flavor. Serve with a saffron rice.

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  • Calories:
  • 311 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 20.9 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.5g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 24.9 g
  • 50%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 352 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a large dish, mix the olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, sugar, thyme, allspice, cinnamon, salt, and cayenne pepper. Stir in the scotch bonnet pepper, green onions, and garlic. Pierce chicken on all sides with a fork, and place in the dish. Cover, and marinate up to 24 hours in the refrigerator, turning occasionally.
  2. Preheat the grill for high heat.
  3. Lightly oil grill grate. Discard marinade, and grill chicken 8 minutes on each side, or until juices run clear.
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Reviews

Marilyn
22
1/7/2008

GREAT flavors. I didn't have a chili pepper, so I used some hot chili powder instead. I used 1 T oil instead of 1/3 cup since I wasn't putting it on the grill, and I'm working off those Christmas pounds. I cubed the chicken and seared it in a nonstick pan with Pam. I served it on top of grilled sweet onions, red and yellow peppers and fresh tomatoes. With some brown rice on the side, it was pretty ANd tasty AND healthy. My husband, who prefers not to experiment, even liked it. I only have one regret: that I didn't take a picture to post because it was so pretty.

Scott Simmons
17
4/11/2008

Delicious. But I made a mistake. I shut the lid to my charcoal grill. I didn't grill the chicken, but I smoked it. The smoke overwhelmed all of the other flavors imparted by the marinade. But the instructions were impeccable, and the chicken was moist. For lunch, I reheated it in the microwave in the defrost setting, turning over a few times through. It maintained the moisture and the flavor of the chicken.

epiphany101
15
10/7/2006

Had to impress the in laws- some pretty picky eaters- and this recipe did the trick! Very flavorful, not too spicy and a crowd pleaser. Even my kids liked it. Worked well in the oven. 350 degrees for 1 hour. Thanks for a great recipe Beth!