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5 STARS all the way! I really had a tough time getting my act in gear with this recipe, but it's very forgiving and was superb anyway. I didn't look to see that I was supposed to marinate this, so left it in lime marinade for 15 minutes and jerk marinade for 15 more, then basted with extra sauce during grilling. I used chicken thighs (so juicy), subbed one habenero for the 2 scotch bonnets in the sweet recipe and used a baking spice mix which had all the spices already in it. I was also out of rum, so I used about a tbs of vodka! So tasty, super quick...made a chicken lover out of me (and I do NOT like chicken). This is now a staple...hands down...period. Thanks!!!
*Made for ZWT3 Jerk Challenge* This was very good and a great introduction to the world of Jerkified food for my family! I pretty much followed the recipe, altho' I threw together a regular salad (used the dressing recipe as is here). I threw the Basic Jerk ingredients into my tiny food chopper and whirled it a bit, then added the Sweet Jerk ingreds & whirled it some-more. Cut the meat into strips & threaded onto skewers, then grilled 'em. Didn't do the veggie skewers since we also were having Strawberry Shortcake.... Very lovely meal!
Reviewed for ZWT III. This was a really nice jerk recipe. I chose the sweet jerk marinade after 'limeing' the chicken. I also used drumsticks instead of breast meat and cooked them in the oven on slow roast. The whole family enjoyed this and I'd like to make it again soon with a combination of the 3 jerks as recommended. Thanks!
I made this for *Zaar World Tour III* - I followed the recipe as written except I didn't use the fresh jalapeno peppers on the skewers as it's not available in my region. This recipe was fantastic it was like making three different recipes for one complete meal. I choose to make the Basic Jerk because I had all of the ingredients in my pantry, it sure made the chicken taste very special. The Zesty Green Salad with the dressing was delicious, we used extra coriander/cilantro for the dressing and I used jarred jalapeno pepper for the dressing (It's the only form of jalapeno available in my region). Little Miss (DD) favourite was the skewers she ate about four of them before I could even cook them,so I made more for us. Other teams don't be put off with the long list of ingredients this jerk is very nice. Thank you Z-Best Chefs
I marinated the chicken breasts in fresh lime juice. I did the basic jerk omitting the nutmeg (cause I don't like) and allspice (cause I didn't have) but added a little bit more of cinnamon. I did the sweet jerk, used cider vinegar. I was not sure I would like it. But when it was cooked on the bbq, each bite, I was surprise how much I liked it. It's so delicious. Made for ZWT 3 for the challenge
We loved this! Very spicy, but nicely balanced by the fruit and the creamy salad. The recipe is a bit time consuming for an everyday meal, but would be well worth it for a nice summer backyard grilling party. The only change I would make is leaving the jalapeno out of the salad dressing to provide more contrast between the spicy jerk and the cool creamy salad. All in all, a really great meal. Thanks, Z-Besters! Made for ZWT III