Bahamian Chicken

Mikekey *


Split broilers finished off with a chutney glaze. These are done in the oven but could be adapted to the grill. Easily doubled.


★★★★★ 4 votes

15 Min
50 Min


  • 3 1/2 lb
    whole chicken, split in two, or buy split broiler halves
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1/4 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    dark rum, divided
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    lime juice
  • 1 tsp
    lemon pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 2
    drops hot pepper sauce (or more, to taste)
  • 2/3 c
    mango chutney
  • ·
    lemon slices, for garnish
  • ·
    lime slices, for garnish
  • ·
    fresh parsley, for garnish

How to Make Bahamian Chicken


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a large, shallow baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Wash and pat dry the chicken halves and season with salt and pepper. Place the chicken, skin side up, in baking pan. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, make a paste by mixing together brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of the rum, lime juice, lemon pepper, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, garlic powder, and hot pepper sauce.
  3. Rub spice paste evenly over the chicken.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes or until the chicken is fork tender.
  5. Whisk chutney and remaining 1 tablespoon of rum together until blended.
  6. Spoon chutney mixture over chicken and bake about 3-5 minutes more or until chutney is warm.
  7. Arrange chicken on a serving platter. Garnish with lime, lemon, and parsley.

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About Bahamian Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Caribbean

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