From My Kitchen: Jerk Chicken

I don’t know about you, but I love chicken, and I’m constantly looking for new recipes to make a yummy meal. Every once in a while you just want something different from your go-to dishes. This Jerk Chicken recipe can be used in a slow cooker, grill, or like I did in this particular instruction, in the oven. The ingredients for the marinade seem odd, but don’t leave anything out, they all are components to the most delicious chicken dish you’ve had in a while! Keep in mind that for optimal flavor, overnight refrigeration is recommended, even though a couple of hours will do.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 2 tsp dry thyme
  • 2 tbsp ground All Spice
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • juice of one lime
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup white vinegar

Place all ingredients (except chicken) in a blender. Blend well to create the Jerk marinade. (If you’re using a food processor, only use some of the liquids, as they are too much to hold in the container. Add the remaining liquids in a bowl). Add the chicken to the marinade, and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight if possible, but no less than two hours.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place the chicken on a baking rack, which is placed upon a baking dish to catch the liquids while baking. Bake for 30 minutes, then turn the chicken over, and bake for another 30 minutes. Baste 2 – 4 times while baking. Serve with Rice and Peas or salad.

Change the heat in the oven to broil after removing the chicken. Place the pieces in an aluminum pan, then put it in the broiler section for 3 minutes, take it out, turn it over and broil it for another 3 minutes. This is to give the chicken a char, so you can use your discretion on how dark you like it!

Bon Appetit!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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