Recipe by lisa
"Got this on trip to Jamaica, it's the best jerk chicken I've eaten."
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Scotch bonnet chiles, chopped (wear gloves)
ground black pepper
ground cinnamon, or more to taste
ground nutmeg, or more to taste
ground ginger, or more to taste
bone-in chicken breast halves with skin
It was really bland! It made a ton of marinade and I froze half, so I may try it with boneless chicken breasts and marinate for longer. I did about 10 hours and you could hardly taste the flavor of the marindade. Hopefully without the skin and 24 hours of marinating, it will absorb more flavor? This recipe was a big disappointment.
Amazing flavor - just the right mix of sweet and spicy. I used serrano peppers since I couldn't find scotch bonnets. Also used 2 onions instead of 3. Marinated 3 pounds of thighs for 2 days and grilled. My wife and I both loved it and will definitely be cooking this again.
This was good. I made it with boneless, skinless chicken breasts, marinated it overnight and grilled it on a grill pan on top of the stove, I left out the peppers. It had a good flavor but I think it would taste better with bone-in chicken with skin on the grill. I might try that next time.
Great recipe! Based on other reviews, I used skin-on, bone-in thigh meat which turned out moist and full of flavor. Marinated for ~24 hours. Baking in the oven with pyrex (we don't have a grill) took a little over an hour but the prep time and cook time was well worth it! I used 6 serrano peppers but might try a little more spice next time. Served with simple basmati rice with butter and salt.
Oh my, what can I say? This was superb, fantastic. The flavor was wonderful. The next time I make this I will double the chicken. My husband and I cleaned our plates of one whole chicken. The aroma when it was cooking on the charcoal grill brought back wonderful memories of Jamaica. FYI I couldn't find the Scotch bonnet peppers so substituted Serrano peppers and they worked just fine. I wore gloves and a mask when I was cleaning them as I did remove all the seeds and it was plenty hot for me. I hope to find the bonnet peppers the next time I make this. I also marinated mine for three days.
Absolutely the closest Ive found to a family friends recipe I used to love. Thank you!
This was a delightful recipe; my husband liked it so much that he suggested I make it the same exact way next time. I did use a lot less pepper because my husband and 2 year old cannot handle that type of heat. I look forward to making this during the summer when I can grill it. Being that it has been a cold winter; I made it in the oven.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Lisa's Jerk Chicken
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 207
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