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Faux Jerk Chicken Recipe

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Added: Monday, August 4, 2008



1/3 cup olive oil
3 tb distilled white vinegar
1 ½ tb lime juice
1 tb white sugar
1 tsp dried thyme leaves
¾ tsp ground allspice
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
1/3 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1 scotch bonnet chile pepper, minced (this is not a hot pepper, you can substitute one if you’d like hotter)
¼ cup minced green onions with tops
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 cloves garlic, minced


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.
Preheat the grill for high heat.
Lightly oil grill grate. Discard marinade, and grill chicken approx 8 minutes on each side, or until juices run clear.




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