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.
Fantastic! Marinate overnight for the best flavor. I made this for a BBQ and it didn't last long. The next time another event rolled around, it was requested I bring this. Had to share the recipe with a 5 Star chef in town to boot! Great recipe!
Excellent! I marinated for 2 hours and grilled on my George Foreman Grill.
Great! My boyfriends kids and my cousin are very picky eaters and they ate the chicken without covering it up with bbq or ketchup! I'm making it again tonight!
I used a little less cinnamon as suggested by Bobtail... The chicken was so flavorful and just spicy enough for us to make it interesting!
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! That's really all I can say. This is now our favorite chicken dish. My Hubby LOVES it, and so do the kids and I. I served it with Cilantro Rice.