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:
Ingredients: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
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.