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Spicy Jerk Chicken

This spicy dish packs a punch, but if you really want to turn up the heat, use habanero peppers instead of jalapenos.
  Apple cider vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dark rum 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Brown sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Lime juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vidalia onion 1 , chopped
  Pickapeppa sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Thyme 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  All spice 1 Tablespoon
  Spice blend 1 Tablespoon (8Th Wonder)
  Ground cloves 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Pineapple 1⁄2 , chopped
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), diced
  Jalapeno peppers 4 , diced
  Cayenne pepper 2 , diced
  Extra virgin olive oil 4 Tablespoon
  Bone-in, skin-on chicken 5 Pound

If you're using any whole fresh spices (such as allspice, cloves or cinnamon), place in a coffee grinder and process.
Then, combine all ingredients except chicken in a large mixing bowl and mix well. You could also put everything in a food processor and blend to make a paste, but I like to dice everything up for a chunkier sauce.
Place chicken in a large dish and cover with the spice mixture. Tuck some of the mixture under the skin for extra flavor. Cover dish and let chicken sit overnight or for 24 to 48 hours -- the longer you leave it, the more flavor will soak into the chicken.
Remove the chicken and place on the grill, skin side down, over direct heat. Cook 3-5 minutes, then turn and cook 3-5 minutes on the other side. Then, move chicken to indirect heat for 45 minutes to one hour over a drip pan. Cook until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees.
Place leftover marinade from chicken pan in a small pot. Bring to a boil, and cook until it reduces and begins to caramelize. Pour over the grilled chicken. Serve hot.Please see video .

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes
An indulgent meal for the happy family! This jerk chicken is packed with a spicy punch! Coated with the spices to bring to out all the flavors! Ken in this video grills the chicken to a spicy finish!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 541 Calories from Fat 233

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 g39.8%

Saturated Fat 5.8 g29%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 120 mg40%

Sodium 750.9 mg31.3%

Total Carbohydrates 32 g10.8%

Dietary Fiber 5.4 g21.7%

Sugars 17.8 g

Protein 43 g86%

Vitamin A 78% Vitamin C 81.8%

Calcium 7.1% Iron 6.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Spicy Jerk Chicken Recipe Video