Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Caribbean cuisine is a fusion of African, Amerindian, British, Spanish, French, Dutch, Indian, and Chinese cuisine.  I think one of the things that makes Caribbean cuisine so special is the unique combination of spices.  Give this Jamaican Jerk Chicken a try if you love very flavorful food.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs. Ground allspice
  • 1 tbs. Dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Ground sage
  • 3/4 tsp. Ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp. Ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbs. Salt
  • 2 tbs. Garlic powder
  • 1 tbs. Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup White vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Orange juice
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 Scotch bonnet pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 cup Chopped white onion
  • 3 Green onions, finely chopped
  • 4 Chicken breasts (6 to 8 oz)trimmed of fat

DIRECTIONS

  • In a large bowl, combine the allspice, thyme, cayenne pepper, black pepper, sage, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, garlic powder and sugar.
  • With a wire whisk, slowly add the olive oil, soy sauce, vinegar, orange juice, and lime juice.
  • Add the Scotch bonnet pepper, onion, and green onions and mix well.
  • Add the chicken breasts, cover and marinate for at least 1 hour, longer if possible.
  • Preheat an outdoor grill.
  • Remove the breasts from the marinade and grill for 6 minutes on each side or until fully cooked. While grilling, baste with the marinade.
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