Jerk Chicken – Homemade jerk chicken recipe that you can grill right at your backyard. Delicious, moist and spicy chicken that everyone loves.
Jerk Chicken – Homemade jerk chicken recipe that you can grill right at your backyard. Delicious, moist and spicy chicken that everyone loves!
Jerk chicken is the national dish of Jamaica. Every corner there is one jerk chicken shack and regardless of its location, there are always happy patrons eagerly and hungrily chowing down the dark-skinned, spicy, and hot-off-the-grill chicken. We absolutely enjoyed it jerk chicken.
Back to the US, finding a good one is really not easy, other than the mediocre so-called “Jerk Chicken” at chain restaurants, but this backyard jerk chicken recipe from Martha Stewart is exactly what I was looking for. They are absolutely delicious, moist, flavorful with the right amount of heat!
Jerk Chicken Recipe
Serves 4 | Prep Time: 20 Minutes | Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Source: Martha Stewart
2 pounds chicken pieces
1 habanero chile, stemmed
1 bunch scallions, cut into pieces
2 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground allspice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for grill
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Rinse the Chicken, remove the thighs bones. Pat dry with paper towels and set aside.
2. In a food processor, mixing all the Marinade ingredients together.
3. In a large sealable plastic bag, toss chicken with the paste. Make sure they are nicely coated with the paste. Refrigerate overnight.
4. Next day, fire up the grill and brush a bit oil on the surface. Grill the chicken until they turn golden brown and charred on both sides. Removed from grill and serve immediately.
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