This recipe of the month brings a sweet and spicy taste to your summer. Jerk seasoning is easy to piece together on your own with common spices found in a household pantry, or buy a premixed blend at the grocery store. A premixed blend can help save some time as well as prevent you from buying a bunch of individual ingredients. If buying an uncommon to you ingredient I recommend buying in the bulk section of the grocery store so you are able to purchase only what you need for the recipe. Pair this delicious chicken with some grilled vegetables and coconut rice.
Ingredients and Preparation
|Cinnamon, ground||1/2 teaspoon|
|Allspice, ground||1 and 1/2 teaspoons|
|Black pepper, ground||1 and 1/2 teaspoons|
|Hot pepper, chopped||1 tablespoon|
|Hot pepper, crushed, dried||1 teaspoon|
|Oregano, crushed||2 teaspoons|
|Thyme, crushed||2 teaspoons|
|Garlic, finely chopped||6 cloves|
|Onion, puréed or finely chopped||1 cup|
|Brown sugar||3 tablespoons|
|Chicken, skinless (4 breasts, 4 drumsticks)||8 pieces|
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Combine all ingredients except chicken in large bowl. Rub seasoning over chicken.
- Marinate in the refrigerator for 6 or more hours.
- Evenly space chicken on nonstick or lightly greased baking pan.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake 40 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for an additional 30-40 minutes or until the meat can be easily pulled away from the bone with a fork. The drumsticks may require less cooking time than the breasts.