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
Jamaican Jerk Chicken
Jamaican Jerk Chicken bringing you all the flavor of the Caribbean in one delicious & easy dinner recipe! Gluten-Free, paleo, Whole 30 approved, this no-fuss dish packs one crazy flavor punch with minimal effort!
- Cook Time: 35 mins
- Total Time: 35 mins
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Main, Chicken
- Cuisine: Caribbean
- 4 Skinless Chicken Breasts
- Jerk Seasoning Mixture:
- 4 Limes (zest and juice)
- 1 Packet of Stevia
- 1 ½ 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.
- Serving Size: 1
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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