Spicy Nutmeg Chicken (Grenada -- Caribbean)

Recipe by Sydney Mike
READY IN: 1hr 31mins




  • 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.
  • In a small container combine cornstarch & water & mix thoroughly, before stirring it into the syrupy mixture, & blending well.
  • Simmer the syrup for another 5 minutes or so until thickened somewhat.
  • Remove from heat & stir in the rum flavoring, then set aside.
  • FOR THE CHICKEN: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Place chicken thighs in a 13"x9" baking dish
  • In a small container combine garlic, onion, salt & pepper, mixing well, then spread this mixture over the chicken thighs.
  • Bake thighs for 15 minutes, then remove from oven.
  • While chicken is baking, in a bowl, combine soy sauce, pepper sauce, Nutmeg Syrup & ground ginger, mixing well.
  • After the 15 minutes of baking, remove chicken from the oven & turn the temperature down to 350 degrees F.
  • Baste the thighs with the Nutmeg Syrup mixture & return them to the oven to bake for at least 60 minutes, basting frequently.
  • Serve hot with additional syrup mixture, if desired.