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girls weekend spiced rum jerk chicken

Recipe by
Marti Green
Port Orchard, WA

This is a favorite with family and friends, so much flavor, so healthy and the right spice, works well with any foods. I love it the next day in a made up Caesar salad in a low fat and carb wrap.

method Barbecue

Ingredients For girls weekend spiced rum jerk chicken

  • 3 Tbsp
    ground allspice
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried thyme
  • 2 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp
    kosher salt or sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground pepper
  • 5 clove
    garlic finely minced
  • 3 tsp
    fresh grated ginger
  • 3 Tbsp
    light olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    white vinegar
  • 5 Tbsp
    spiced rum
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange juice
  • 4 Tbsp
    fresh lime juice
  • 3 Tbsp
    dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp

How To Make girls weekend spiced rum jerk chicken

  • 1
    Mix up all dry ingredients up first separately in a bowl mix well, then mix up jerk paste in a separate bowl then add dry ingredients to jerk paste and put into small food processor and blend well.
  • 2
    Place the chicken in a shallow container and massage the marinade paste into the chicken well, then cover and let marinade in the refrigerator for six hours or two days is better.
  • 3
    Oil BQ grill with oil or a spray, then set BQ on high and after reaching a least 400F, place chicken on a pre oiled grate for 10 min.
  • 4
    Then set the grill at lowest possible setting and flip the chicken and grill until fully cooked about 30 min for legs and thighs and breast about 10 to 15 min depending on thickness. **DO NOT OVER COOK BREAST AS MEAT WILL BE DRY. Better to under cook and reheat.
  • 5
    *****TIPS***** I like to make the jerk chicken marinade ahead of time and let it set in fridge to get the spices rolling with flavor... oh my..... this will store nice in the frig for some make extra if you like it and have it on hand. I use a sharp stainless needle blades kitchen tool for tenderizing he chicken breast before I marinade.... Sold on amazon. Great served over a salad or with Jamaican rice, Jerri made BQ fried pineapple, and we served the jerk chicken on top. Also great on a Caesar salad or a Caesar Salad jerk chicken wrap. ****make enough as this is a food pleaser for a crowd. photo coming soon, I always forget to take a photo.