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The Ultimate Fiery Hot Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe
Fiery Hot Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe
Are you looking for the best home made jerk chicken recipe? I guarantee you won't be disappointed if you try my recipe for Jamaican jerk chicken!
Jamaican jerk chicken is a dish that lots of people make, but so often using a ready made, shop bought, jerk chicken marinade.
Not that there's anything wrong with that, some of the Jamaican jerk marinades you can buy are really very good, but nothing can beat a homemade marinade for a really authentic jerk chicken flavour.
Jerk chicken marinade is easy to make at home and the flavours are amazing, so why not try my fiery hot Jamaican jerk chicken; it's really worth the 15 minutes extra work, which is all that it'll take to make your own marinade.
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Serve with my Very Best Rice and Peas.
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Ingredients To Make The Fiery Jerk Chicken Marinade
2 tsp cinnamon powder
2tsp grated nutmeg
2tsp ginger powder
2tsp dried thyme
2tsp hot chilli powder
2 peeled garlic cloves
5 cm piece of peeled fresh ginger roughly chopped
1tbs soft brown sugar
60ml lime juice (bottled is fine)
60ml dark soy sauce
100ml cider or wine vinegar
1 quartered peeled onion
2 fresh chillies. Use your favourite; red or green, bird eye, scotch bonnet - as long as they're hot!
60ml dark Jamaican rum. Worth investing in just for this dish, but if you don't have any, you can try brandy, sherry or white rum
How To Make The Fiery Hot Jamaican Jerk Chicken Marinade...
It's as easy as this....
Put all of the ingredients above into a food processor and blitz to a thickish paste.
Ready Made Jerk Seasoning & Marinade - If you don't have the ingredients to make your own then try one of these ready made Jerk seasonings!
To Make Enough Jerk Chicken For 4 Servings You Will Also Need
4 chicken breasts, without skin, with or without bone. I've also used a boneless breast fillet, ready prepared for the oven and sold in a disposable roasting tray.
How To Make The Jerk Chicken
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees centigrade, that's a moderately hot oven, 400 fahrenheit or gas mark 6.
Diagonally slash the chicken to about a 1cm 3 or 4 times
Put the chicken slash-side down in a dish and pour the jerk chicken marinade over. Cover and refrigerate for at least 5 hours, or, ideally overnight.
If you're using the oven ready joint, you can marinade the jerk chicken in its foil tray and then transfer to the oven. If using chicken breasts, line an oven proof dish with foil and tip the chicken breasts and the marinade in, slash side up.
Place the dish (or foil tray) in the oven and cook for 1 hour. Check the chicken halfway through to make sure no excess juice needs pouring off.
Jamie Oliver's Killer Jerk Chicken - Jamie Oliver makes his jerk chicken recipe in 30 minutes
You can get Jamie's killer jerk chicken recipe from his Meals in Minutes cookbook.
More Jerk Chicken Recipes From Your Favourite Chefs
- Easy Jerk Chicken - Levi Roots
A Caribbean classic, this recipe makes a delicious and satisfying weekday meal
- Jerk chicken - James Martin
Pour this authentic spicy marinade over chicken, seafood or even aubergines to make them come over all Caribbean.
- Jerk chicken with rice and peas - Simon Rimmer
Jerk chicken served with rice and peas, enough for 4 to 6 people
Why Not Have A Jamaican Or Caribbean Themed Evening Or BBQ? - Caribbean music to accompany your Caribbean food!
Now that you have made your Jerk Chicken... (don't forget to make the Rice and Peas to accompany it) sit back, chill out and treat your guests to some of the best in Caribbean music!