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Jerk Chicken
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15 INGREDIENTS • 6 STEPS • 3HRS 30MINS

Jerk Chicken

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Typically grilled on pimento wood in Jamaica, this jerk chicken recipe will surely become a favorite of yours, with all the exotic flavors of the Caribbean made at home.
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CaribbeanPot
Using the cuisine of Trinidad and Tobago as my base, please follow me on a delicious culinary tour of the islands.
https://www.youtube.com/user/caribbeanpot
Typically grilled on pimento wood in Jamaica, this jerk chicken recipe will surely become a favorite of yours, with all the exotic flavors of the Caribbean made at home.
3HRS 30MINS
Total Time
$1.13
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
6
US / Metric
Bone-In, Skin-On Chicken Leg
6
Bone-In, Skin-On Chicken Legs
4-5 lbs
Jerk Marinade
Onion
1
Medium Onion
Scallion
1 bunch
Scallion
3 scallions per 6 servings
Dark Soy Sauce
1 1/2 Tbsp
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1/4 tsp
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp
Ground Cinnamon
Ground Nutmeg
1/4 tsp
Ground Nutmeg
Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp
Brown Sugar
Garlic
3 cloves
Distilled White Vinegar
1/4 cup
Distilled White Vinegar
Orange Juice
1/4 cup
Fresh Thyme
6 sprigs
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
329
Fat
25.4 g
Protein
18.4 g
Carbs
8.5 g
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step 1
Start by roughly chopping the Fresh Thyme (6 sprigs), Scallion (1 bunch), Garlic (3 cloves), Scotch Bonnet Pepper (1), Onion (1), and Fresh Ginger (1 Tbsp).
step 2
Place all the chopped vegetables into a food processor, Ground Cinnamon (1/4 tsp), Ground Nutmeg (1/4 tsp), Dark Soy Sauce (1 1/2 Tbsp), Brown Sugar (1 Tbsp), Freshly Ground Black Pepper (1/4 tsp), Orange Juice (1/4 cup), Distilled White Vinegar (1/4 cup), and Ground Allspice (1 tsp).
step 3
Pulse all the ingredients a few times to break it down, then pulse until reached the desired consistency, depending on if you want a more textured marinade or pureed.
step 4
In a large bowl pour the marinade all over the Bone-In, Skin-On Chicken Legs (6) and mix thoroughly. Place some cling wrap over the bowl and let it marinate at least 2 hours. If you want to heighten the flavor, make cuts on the chicken with a knife to allow the marinade to penetrate.
step 5
Place your marinated chicken on a preheated grill over indirect heat. Close the grill and let it cook flipping every so often. Use the leftover marinade to baste the chicken as it cooks.
step 6
Continue to cook for 1 hour and 10 minutes over low heat, then serve.
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Dairy-Free
Grill
Comfort Food
BBQ
Chicken
Caribbean
Shellfish-Free
Summer
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