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Jerk Chicken Recipe

Jerk Chicken
How to make Jerk ChickenPhoto credit: Mexicola Goa

Jerk chicken is spicy, smokey, and packed with flavours of allspices, chillies, dark soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and various other herbs and spices. It makes for a perfect dish when paired with rice and sauteed vegetables.

  • Total Cook Time2 hrs
  • Prep Time1 hr
  • Cook Time1 hr
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Medium

Ingredients of Jerk Chicken

  • Chicken: 1.5kg
  • Five spice powder: 10g
  • Black pepper: 5g
  • Nutmeg: 0.5g
  • All spice berries: 5g
  • Cinnamon powder: 1g
  • White onion: 100g
  • Garlic paste: 45g
  • Thyme leaves: 5g
  • Ancho chilies (seedless, soaked for 1 hour): 10g
  • Olive oil: 30ml
  • Dark soy sauce: 30g
  • Tamarind paste
  • Liquid smoke
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Ginger juice
  • BBQ sauce

How to Make Jerk Chicken

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Prepare The Brine: Mix water, crushed garlic, some allspice berries, some thyme, halved jalapeno, salt, and whole black pepper in a container.
Submerge chicken in the brine for 48 hours in the refrigerator.
First Marination: Combine spices, onion, garlic, thyme, soaked ancho chilies, olive oil, and dark soy sauce to make a marinade.
Rub marinade over chicken
Final Cooking: In a bowl, mix tamarind paste, a few dashes of liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, ginger juice, and BBQ sauce.
Stir until well combined.
Use this glaze to baste the chicken while cooking to add flavour and moisture.
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