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Type: Chicken Recipe
Serve With: Rice and peas
Prep Time: 15 min + overnight marinating time
Yield: Enough to marinate 3.5 lbs chicken and to reserve for dipping sauce
- 3 – 3 1/2 lbs chicken – I use chicken quarters
- 2 Scotch Bonnet peppers – I only use 2 because I must make it less spicy for some of my family – feel free to add up to 6 peppers – * Tip: use rubber gloves to handle these peppers because they can burn your skin; remove seeds and veins of peppers; You may use jalapeños if you cannot find Scotch Bonnets.
- 2 large onions – roughly chopped
- 8 cloves garlic – roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 cup vinegar – I used either or a mix of white, apple cider or pineapple vinegars.
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup soya sauce
- 1 lime – juiced
- 2 tbsp fresh thyme
- 2 tbsp ground allspice
- 2 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tbsp freshly grated ginger
- 4 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tbsp sea salt
- 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- Roughly chop onions, garlic & peppers and add to blender.
- Add remaining ingredients except the chicken and blend until very smooth.
- In a large resealable plastic bag or large tupperware container, place water rinsed chicken inside and cover with jerk marinade, reserving about 1 1/2 cups for dipping sauce while eating.
- Place in refrigerator overnight.
- Grill the chicken quarters slowly basting & turning frequently until juices run clear at joint between thigh and drum. Otherwise, bake in the oven at 375 degrees for approximately 1 hr, turning the quarters halfway through or until juices run clear at joint between thigh and drum.
- Serve whole or cut into pieces and serve with a side of “rice and peas” and enjoy with a small bowl of the jerk marinade not used in the bag with the chicken to dip with dinner.
I hope you enjoyed this Jamaican Recipe on Cooking with Kimberly! Until next time…
Kimberly Edwards 🙂
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