Spicy Nutmeg Chicken (Grenada -- Caribbean)

Total Time
1hr 31mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 26 mins

Although this recipe has been modified slightly, the original was found on the online at recipeisland.com.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. FOR THE NUTMEG SYRUP: In a saucepan, combine the 1 cup of water along with the sugar, cinnamon & nutmeg. Mix thoroughly & bring to a boil, then reduce heat & cook, stirring for 2-3 minutes.
  2. In a small container combine cornstarch & water & mix thoroughly, before stirring it into the syrupy mixture, & blending well.
  3. Simmer the syrup for another 5 minutes or so until thickened somewhat.
  4. Remove from heat & stir in the rum flavoring, then set aside.
  5. FOR THE CHICKEN: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  6. Place chicken thighs in a 13"x9" baking dish
  7. In a small container combine garlic, onion, salt & pepper, mixing well, then spread this mixture over the chicken thighs.
  8. Bake thighs for 15 minutes, then remove from oven.
  9. While chicken is baking, in a bowl, combine soy sauce, pepper sauce, Nutmeg Syrup & ground ginger, mixing well.
  10. After the 15 minutes of baking, remove chicken from the oven & turn the temperature down to 350 degrees F.
  11. Baste the thighs with the Nutmeg Syrup mixture & return them to the oven to bake for at least 60 minutes, basting frequently.
  12. Serve hot with additional syrup mixture, if desired.


Most Helpful

This was simply delicious, i loved it and will make it again

MarraMamba February 10, 2010

Wonderful recipe! I used boneless skinless thighs, so I had a shorter cooking time. Otherwise I made as posted and the smells and flavor were absolutely wonderful. This is a keeper recipe for me....thanks for posting a winner!

breezermom September 02, 2009

Wow, this chicken was wonderful! I prefer white meat chicken to dark. So I used two chicken breasts instead of legs. Although the list of ingredients seems long, this came together quickly. I loved the combination of spices and the sweet/spicy result after cooking! Thanks for sharing! Made for Ali Baba Babes for ZWT5.

jkoch960 May 29, 2009

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