Quick and Easy Jerk Chicken

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Serves: 6-8
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3-4 lbs chicken pieces
1-3 finely chopped scotch bonnet pepper (any hot pepper)
ΒΌ cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp cider vinegar
3 tbsp spiced rum
2 tbsp kosher salt
2 tbsp onion powder
2 tbsp dried tyme
2 tbsp allspice
2 tbsp ground ginger
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp cumin
2 tbsp black pepper
2 tbsp garlic powder
2 tsp cayenne pepper

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Sherri Logan Williams Recipe
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Danville VA, lives in Crestview, FL
Member Since Feb 2011
Sherri's notes for this recipe:
you don't have to go to the islands to get some good jerk chicken. grill these babies up and serve with a salad and some beans and rice.
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Combine all ingredients. This will form a paste. Coat chicken pieces with paste/marinate. Marinate for at least 4 hours, best to marinate over night. Grill or bake chicken until chicken juices run clear.
Put any remaining jerk seasoning in zip lock bag and freeze until you need it.

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user jessica schneider rileysmom - Apr 8, 2011
Sherri that looks amazing!
user Sherri Logan Williams logansw - Apr 10, 2011
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user Dee Stillwell LILLYDEE - Apr 11, 2011
I love jerk chicken but is the real ammt of all these spices 2 Tablespoons? that is alot for only 3-4 lbs of chicken. It seems like it would be too salty and spicy with that much and would get expensive to make. Let me know ok?
user Sherri Logan Williams logansw - Apr 12, 2011
You only use enough seasoning to coat each piece, well. That's why I suggest freezing whats left over to use for another fabulous jerk dish. You can modify the spices to your liking. Oddly enough, those spices and herbs are staples in my pantry. I'm pretty much a fanatic when it comes to cooking. I've had authentic jerk chicken several times, as well as made it several times, the ratio is pretty much the same as mine. You can cut your ingredient amounts down to 1 tbsp and if you like it a little more sweet, add 1 more tbsp of brown sugar. I hope I've been helpful. Jerk is suppose to be spicy! :) Take out some of those peppers, make it your own recipe. Happy Cooking?

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