Jamaican Jerk Chicken bringing you all the flavor of the Caribbean in one delicious & easy dinner recipe! Gluten-Free and paleo, this no-fuss dish packs one crazy flavor punch with minimal effort!
***This post has been updated in April 2016. Original writing stands***
Happy Tuesday! I hope your summer weather has been better than mine here in Jersey. Although I know most of the country is experiencing crazy weather from extreme heat, humidity, and crazy endless storms. I have to hold my breath every time it starts raining here since my power goes out with the flip of the wrist. Just a few weeks ago it went out in the morning for 4 hours with no explanation…no rain…nothing! But thankfully we have a generator so we can hook up the fridge, sub-pump (so the basement doesn’t flood), and have a few extra outlets. But we have a well so when we have no power that also means no water.
Anyway, even though is has been extremely hot here (and humid) I try not to complain about the heat since I wish for it so much in the winter. Those freezing winter months are when I wish I lived in Jamaica or some tropical island where I don’t have to wear 50 layers to stay warm. And that brings me to the premise of this post. Jamaican Jerk Seasoning! I had never cooked with this blend of spices before this winter and I have been a huge fan ever since.
So here is my recipe for Jamaican Jerk Chicken! The amounts for the spices are just general ratios. I do not measure them out I just eyeball it and play around and it always comes out great. But if you do not feel comfortable cooking intuitively just use the general amounts.
Jamaican Jerk Chicken
- 4 Skinless Chicken Breasts
- Jerk Seasoning Mixture:
- 4 Limes (zest and juice)
- 1 Packet of Stevia
- 1½ Tsp Dried Thyme
- 1 Tsp Ground Allspice
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon
- ¼ Tsp Ground Cloves
- ¼ Tsp Black Pepper
- ½ TB Ground Ginger
- 1 Tsp Minced Garlic
- 1 Tsp Onion Powder
- ½ TB Dried Cilantro
- ½ TB Dried Parsley
- 1 TB Chopped Fresh Cilanto
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- In a large mixing bowl, zest and http://amzn.to/26utoAw all 4 Limes. Then add the rest of spices and herbs and whisk together.
- Then place the Chicken breasts into the bowl to coat. Pour everything in a plastic bag (or leave in the bowl, covered) and let marinate for 30 minutes.
- Pour the Chicken and mixture into a baking dish and bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes.
Simple, no-fuss, but so incredibly flavor-packed chicken recipe! There is no way you will ever need to eat “boring” chicken again. These flavors will blow your mind! Jamaican Jerk Chicken? Yes, please!
So tell me:
+ How is the weather is you next of the woods?
+ Ever been to Jamaica or had authentic Jerk cooking?
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