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Grilled Jerk Chicken Recipe

Looking for an easy Grilled Jerk Chicken recipe? Learn how to make Grilled Jerk Chicken using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by dcmtombo

Makes 8 servings



from http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/bestof/toprecipes/bestchickenrecipes/recipes/food/views/Grilled-Jerk-Chicken-106516

Recipe Ingredients for Grilled Jerk Chicken

3 scallions, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
200 g Habanero Chile
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
2 teaspoons ground allspice
2 teaspoons black pepper
3/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 pounds skinless chicken breast

Recipe Directions for Grilled Jerk Chicken

  1. Make marinade:

  2. Blend all marinade ingredients in a blender until smooth.

  3. Marinate and grill chicken:

  4. Divide chicken pieces and marinade between 2 sealable plastic bags. Seal bags, pressing out excess air, then turn bags over several times to distribute marinade. Put bags of chicken in a shallow pan and marinate, chilled, turning once or twice, 1 day.

  5. Let chicken stand at room temperature 1 hour before cooking.

  6. To cook chicken using a charcoal grill:

  7. Open vents on bottom of grill and on lid. Light a large chimney of charcoal briquettes (about 100) and pour them evenly over 1 side of bottom rack (you will have a double or triple layer of charcoal).

  8. When charcoal turns grayish white and you can hold your hand 5 inches above rack for 3 to 4 seconds, sear chicken in batches on lightly oiled rack over coals until well browned on all sides, about 3 minutes per batch. Move chicken as seared to side of grill with no coals underneath, then cook, covered with lid, until cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes more.

  9. To cook chicken using a gas grill:

  10. Preheat burners on high, then adjust heat to moderate. Cook chicken until well browned on all sides, 15 to 20 minutes. Adjust heat to low and cook chicken, covered with lid, until cooked through, about 25 minutes more.

  11. Serve chicken with salsa.

  12. Cooks' note: If you can't grill, you can roast chicken in 2 large shallow (1-inch-deep) baking pans in upper and lower thirds of a 400F oven, switching position of pans halfway through roasting, 40 to 45 minutes total.

Categories

Chicken

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 233.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
161
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
17.9g
28%
Saturated Fat
4.3g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
151mg
50%
Sodium
1690mg
70%
Potassium
483mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
6.6g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0.9g
4%
Sugars
3.0g
Protein
50.5g
Vitamin A 48% Vitamin C 103%
Calcium 5% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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