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.
- 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
- 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.