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Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe

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Jamaican Jerk Chicken


This recipe for Jamaican Jerk Chicken, by , is from Harry's Favorite Recipes Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Lee Thomas
Added: Monday, October 13, 2008


5 chicken thighs
5 chicken drumsticks

3 scallions including green tops, chopped
5 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoon(s) ground allspice
2 tablespoon(s) dried thyme
3 teaspoon(s) cayenne
1 teaspoon(s) fresh-ground black pepper
2 teaspoon(s) salt
2 teaspoon(s) grated nutmeg
4 tablespoon(s) brown sugar
1 teaspoon(s) vinegar
1/2 cup(s) cooking oil

In a food processor or blender, puree all the ingredients.

Put the chicken in a large 9 X 12 inch roasting pan and coat with the pureed mixture. Let the meat marinate for at least 30 minutes.

Heat the oven to 450F. Cook the chicken in the upper third of the oven for 15 minutes. Turn the chicken 6over and cook until just done.

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Personal Notes:
The longer the chicken marinates, the more flavorful the meat. Marinate the chicken up to twenty-four hours. This rub is more firey than the traditional version. If you like less heat cut back on the cayenne.




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