Sunday, January 13, 2008

Jerk Chicken

I was looking for a tasty new recipe for my chicken breasts when I stumbled across this recipe (faux jerk chicken by BETHMCAFEE. It looked easy enough, so I thought I would try it - with a few substitutions with what I had on hand rather than what they called for. It made the house smell delicious, and turned out great - definatley a keeper.

1/3 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons white vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped Hot Jalepanoe Slices (in a jar)
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

1. In a dish large enough to fit all the chicken breasts mix the oil, vinigar, lemon juice, sugar, thyme, allspice, cinnamon, salt and cayenne. Then stir in the Jalepanoes, onion and garlic.
2. Poke the chiken breasts on all sides with a fork before placing them in the marinade. Leave in the fridge for 24 hours.
3. Preheat the grill for med-high heat.
4. Grill until the breasts are cooked.

Note - I used my George Forman grill on medium heat and it was delicious! Review for the recipe says it also turns out well if baked in the oven at 350F for 1 hour.

We all loved this dish, and I look forward to making it again!

1 comment:

zebe912 said...

B is a huge fan of jerk chicken. I haven't found the "perfect recipe" yet though. I will put this on the list to try.