Spicy Nutmeg Chicken (Grenada -- Caribbean)

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

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  1. MarraMamba
    This was simply delicious, i loved it and will make it again
  2. breezermom
    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!
  3. jkoch960
    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.



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