Jerk Chicken

Jerk Chicken created by Ashley Cuoco

If you like hot-n-spicy, this is the recipe for you. It uses Scotch bonnet chilies, which are very hot. If you'd like to lower the heat, you can use jalapeno peppers instead of Scotch bonnet. The longer you marinate, the more flavorful and spicy the chicken. This recipes serves a lot. Feel free to adjust amounts to suit the number you are serving. Time does not include marinating. From Food & Wine. *The jerk marinade can be made and refrigerated overnight.* A mango or pineapple salsa would be lovely atop this chicken. The Caribbean is only a grill away....

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  • In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients up through the oil; process to a paste.
  • Put the chicken in a bowl, pour the marinade over and coat the chicken.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Light a grill.
  • Remove chicken pieces from the marinade, leaving on a coating of spice paste.
  • Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
  • Grill the chicken oever moderately high heat, turning often, until the skin is nicely charred and the chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes.
  • Transfer to a platter and serve.
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"If you like hot-n-spicy, this is the recipe for you. It uses Scotch bonnet chilies, which are very hot. If you'd like to lower the heat, you can use jalapeno peppers instead of Scotch bonnet. The longer you marinate, the more flavorful and spicy the chicken. This recipes serves a lot. Feel free to adjust amounts to suit the number you are serving. Time does not include marinating. From Food & Wine. *The jerk marinade can be made and refrigerated overnight.* A mango or pineapple salsa would be lovely atop this chicken. The Caribbean is only a grill away...."
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  1. annette.watkins
    My first time making this recipe for my family. I used bone in chicken breasts, thighs and legs plus boneless thighs & breasts. I baked at 350 for 45 more no after marinating over night; then BBQ for 15-20 mins to char them prior to serving. I did not reserve any marinate to bast with. I cut up limes and placed on the meat for anyone wanting to use them, which adds to the flavor & highly recommend using them. My family said the legs, bone in breasts were the best, all were fantastic. I subbed the chilies for Serrano (2) and Ghost pepper (1), it was not hot or spicy at all. Researching the Scotch Bonnet Chilies they have an extremely higher potency (get those next time) need to find at a specialty store. Everyone said this was an amazing new recipe and they extremely enjoyed it! Even better the next day, the seasoning deepened into the meat. This is a Keeper?????? ????????????
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  2. sales
    As soon as you smell the marinade it becomes obvious this is going to turn out great, Nice work!
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  3. icecreamqueen63
    Very nice recipe, I scaled back to 1/3 using 4 pounds chicken breasts and thighs. Marinated overnight and baked at 350 for about 45 minutes. Boiled down the liquid and basted chicken on the bbq afterwards to give it the charred look and flavor
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  4. pirateprincess21
    If I were to use 1 habanero and 2 jalapeños would that work? Also, about how many pounds of chicken does this work for?
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  5. lrybak59
    If I were to make the marinade in advance, how long would it keep?
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