Monday, May 7, 2012

Jamaican Jerk chicken

Some months ago, hubby dear brought me a sample of jerk chicken seasoning, which his friend Mr. Raynor gave him. First I used a tsp of it to marinate just a piece of thigh while making tandoori and found the taste incredible. Then I searched the net on 'how to make homemade jerk seasoning mix' and arrived at this site. Thanks to the author, I could prepare a jerk seasoning from scratch, and prepared a whole batch of jerk seasoned chicken thighs. I made a dipping sauce also with the leftover marinade and everyone liked it.
Then he again presented us a whole bottle of jerk seasoning, which we enjoyed to the core. Even before the baked chicken made its way to the dining table, we started munching it, saying WOW...HOT....ssss...superb:) That is one yummy chicken recipe, every spice lover should try!Thanks Mr. Raynor, you have introduced us a new delicious chicken!

Jamaican Jerk chicken , my attempt to do from scratch:)

Homemade jerk chicken seasoning along with the sample seasoning I got.
The jerk seasoning Mr.Raynor presented us.

The fiery HOT Jamaican jerk chicken is ready!

Main ingredient:
Chicken - 2 lb.

Jerk Seasoning mix:
Vinegar - 4 tbsp
green chillies - 8
Jalapeno - 2
Bell pepper - 1/2
red onion - 1
ginger powder - 1 tbsp
garlic powder - 1 tbsp
dry thyme - 1 tbsp
olive oil - 1 tbsp
salt - 1 tsp
Black pepper powder - 2 tsp
All spice powder - 2 tsp
brown sugar / molasses - 2 tsp

lemon -1

Saute the sliced onion and chillies in 2 tbsp olive oil or butter.
Saute till it turns slightly brown.
Grind with all the above ingredients. Mix the lemon juice.
The seasoning mix is ready.

Clean the chicken and make some slits to facilitate marination.
Mix with the prepared jerk seasoning mix.

Place in an airtight container and keep refrigerated overnight.
The taste of the jerk chicken lies in the duration of marination also.

Preheat oven to 350 deg F. Arrange the marinated chicken pieces and reserve the remaining marinade liquid. Bake one side for 25 minutes. Flip over, coat some butter and bake again for 20 minutes or till it is done.

Jamaican Jerk chicken is ready!

Serving sauce:
Pour the leftover marinade in a wok and heat for 10 minutes. Add soy sauce, tomato sauce and hot sauce to taste. Bring to a boil and switch off.
This sauce can be used as dipping sauce or kept refrigerated to be used as a marinade for next batch.

Using the ready-made seasoning mix:
Marinate overnight 1 lb chicken with 2 tbsp or little more of the seasoning mix and bake / grill as above.


Suja Manoj said...

The chicken looks really delicious..seasoning sounds flavorful and yum,thanks for sharing.

Torviewtoronto said...

looks fabulous flavourful chicken

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely recipe... i have eaten jerk chicken and love the spicy tangy flavor...
thanks for sharing... yummy!

ramya anand said...

Looks mouthwatering

Cham said...

This one sounds just for us. We like spicy chicken and looks perfect!

Sravs said...

Wonderful chicken with delicious flavors !!

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hemalata said...

chicken recipe looks so delicious n flavorful.

Priya said...

Thanks for sharing the jerk seasoning, sounds super flavourful..Yummy jerk chicken.

Mackster said...

Your version of the Jerk Sauce is remarkable. I have been eating this recipe for years and your sauce is superb! I would recommend all to try. You are such an excellent cook. Love all your dishes.

- Raynor

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thanks Raynor. Very happy to see your review. I tried my best to bring out the closest taste. The dipping sauce was good by that recipe, but I realized what I should add while tasting the mix you gave us. Thanks for the seasoning mix, we enjoyed it more authentic by the way.
Have a nice day!

Sonali Pradhan said...

wow...this is a new recipe...bookmarked !!!looks fabulous !!!

Spice up the Curry said...

fabulous recipe

Anonymous said...

You have introduced us all to this new jamaican chicken recipe. I am sure it tastes different to the usual indian chicken 65 recipes. Thanks for sharing