Guess what i am making today! You must try this simply fab, just use less spicy chillies!

Jerk chicken recipe


You will need the following ingredients to prepare enough jerk chicken for 4 people:-

Jerk Chicken - Ingredients One 3 1/2 lb chicken (3lb of chicken breasts may be used if preferred)
 6 sliced scotch bonnet peppers (jalapenos may be used if scotch bonnet peppers are unavailable)
 2 Tbsp. thyme
 2 Tbsp. ground allspice
 8 Cloves garlic, finely chopped
 3 Medium onions, finely chopped

2 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. salt
2 Tsp. ground black pepper

1 to 2 Tsp of the following (to taste)
-ground cinnamon

1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup soy sauce
Juice of one lime
1 cup orange juice
1 cup white vinegar


Jerk Chicken - Chopping the onion, garlic and peppers Chop the onions, garlic and peppers. These do not need to be chopped too fine as they will be liquidised by the blender.

Jerk Chicken - Making the marinade Blend all of the ingredients (excluding the chicken) in a blender to make the jerk sauce.

Jerk Chicken - Cutting the raw chicken Cut the chicken up in to 4 pieces.

Jerk Chicken - Preparing the meat Rub the sauce in to the meat, saving some for basting and dipping later.
 Leave the chicken in the fridge to marinade overnight.


Jerk Chicken - Cooking the chicken Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, turn the meat then bake for a further 30 minutes.


 Grill the meat slowly until cooked, turning regularly. Baste with some of the remaining marinade whilst cooking. For best results, cook over a charcoal barbeque (ideally over a rack of pimento wood).


Jerk Chicken - Cutting the raw chicken Chop each quarter chicken portion in to 5 or 6 smaller pieces using a heavy cleaver.

 Use a wooden spoon (or something similar) to hold the chicken in place whilst chopping and NOT YOUR HAND (you will be chopping with enough pressure to cut through bone!!!)

Jerk Chicken - serving Serve with festival and salad or rice and peas or hardo bread and the jerk sauce left over for dipping.



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