We liked this. It does not taste like real jerk chicken--the flavor was not intense enough even after adding extra cayenne. Thanks for sharing. Donna
This was very tasty. The flavor wasn't as intense as I would have liked, but that's probably due to not marinading it long enough. The only change I made was to double the recipe because I used a whole butterflied chicken.
This was okay for us. Not bad, but not great. To be fair, though, my husband's biggest issue was the texture of the chicken, so perhaps I just got the wrong brand/cut. The seasoning of the chicken was decent.
Very simple and delicious recipe! I've made this recipe several times and turns out yummy each time. I love it on the grill, but since it's winter I make it in the oven then broil the skin for a bit for to make it crispy.
I have made this on the grill several times, and each time my family RAVES about it....A few weeks ago, my kids kept asking for it, and I grilled it 3 nights in a row! Wouldn't change anything.
I changed too much to provide a star rating but thought my experience might be interesting to some. I used thighs and legs, 2 tblsp Mrs. Dash Garlic/Herb seasoning (no salt) instead of dry Italian Dressing package, used 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, and added a generous splash of Liquid Smoke (since not grilling). Marinated 5-1/2 hours, and baked at 375 for 45 minutes. It looked black (not burnt) but was nowhere near done. Stuck it on my George Foreman to speed things up. I thought it was tasty, but the family didn't like it because it was too spicy. While noticeable, I didn't feel the cinnamon was overpowering. The Liquid Smoke flavor was undetectable.
My children love this chicken. I marinated the chicken for 3 hours, then grilled it on the George Foreman grill. Very tender and flavorful, and leftovers reheated beautifully! Reduced the red pepper to 1/4 teaspoon to make it more kid-friendly. I want to try the marinade on pork chops next.
Absolutely love this recipe! I am not sure how authentic it is but it has excellent flavor. Be careful about having the heat too high as the sauce can burn a little because of the brown sugar. I like to save some of the sauce or make extra to pour on after it is cooked too. Not very spice but delicious!
The chicken was flavorful (though if there were to be a next time I'd reduce the amount of cinnamon) and moist but didn't taste like jerk chicken in the slightest. We weren't impressed and probably won't make this again.
I have made this recipe several times for company and it always gets rave reviews - from those who love spicey food and those who do not. I make the recipe exactly as is. The cinnamon adds a nice touch.