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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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1.
Prepare The Brine: Mix water, crushed garlic, some allspice berries, some thyme, halved jalapeno, salt, and whole black pepper in a container.
2.
Submerge chicken in the brine for 48 hours in the refrigerator.
3.
First Marination: Combine spices, onion, garlic, thyme, soaked ancho chilies, olive oil, and dark soy sauce to make a marinade.
4.
Rub marinade over chicken
5.
Final Cooking: In a bowl, mix tamarind paste, a few dashes of liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, ginger juice, and BBQ sauce.
6.
Stir until well combined.
7.
Use this glaze to baste the chicken while cooking to add flavour and moisture.
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