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Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe

Super easy & tasty recipe for oven baked Jamaican jerk chicken that takes you back to the Caribbean! The marinade is the perfect blend of seasoning & heat!

Super easy & tasty recipe for oven baked Jamaican jerk chicken that takes you back to the Caribbean! The marinade is the perfect blend of seasoning & heat!

Ingredients

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  • 2 Tbsp garlic (about 4 large garlic cloves)
  • 1 onion, halved
  • 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, halved (keep seeds and membranes for added heat)**
  • ¼ cup lime juice (about 2 large limes)
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce (we use liquid aminos)
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ½ Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • ¾ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 56 pounds of chicken, rinsed and dried (we’ve used thighs, breasts, and drumsticks)

Instructions

  1. Combine everything but the chicken in a blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Combine marinade and chicken in a container and keep in the fridge overnight. If you can’t marinate overnight, marinate for as long as possible for the best flavor in the end.
  3. Cook chicken on the grill using your preferred method, OR preheat the oven to 400F and place chicken pieces in large, shallow baking pans. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until juices run clear.

Notes

** If you like the extra heat, use habanero instead of jalapeno.
Adapted from Epicurious.

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