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Caribbean Jerk Chicken Recipe
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Caribbean Jerk Chicken Recipe

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Get ready to rock the grill with this spicy and wonderfully fragrant chicken. The zippy marinade includes hints of cinnamon, cayenne and thyme. We like to think of this dish as “chicken with attitude.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 35 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 35 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 chicken leg quarters

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 335 calories, 20g fat (4g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 563mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein .

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first seven ingredients. Remove skin from chicken; if desired, use a sharp knife to cut through the leg quarter joints. Add chicken to marinade; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  2. Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Place chicken on greased grill rack; cook, covered, over medium heat 35-45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°-175°, turning occasionally. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Caribbean Jerk Chicken in Country Extra July 2009, p49

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.


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tommypoo 225120
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2015

"I would definitely make this again! We loved it. It disappeared fast!!"

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hamhock32 166431
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

"My sister made this it's fantastic!!!!!!"

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pamdevone 106779
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2014

"I liked this sweet and spicy chicken."

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Dihoney 115694
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2013

"Great recipe! I used boneless, skinless thighs, mixed marinate and put in the chicken and in refrigerator overnight. Put on the grill for about 20 minutes and it was VERY good."

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Potroast911 117842
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2012

"This chicken was fantastic, best chicken legs I've ever had. I did them in the oven and poured the marinade on top. I also used italian dressing in place of the olive oil because I didn't have the dry mix."

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sarahrebecca817 117841
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2011

"My husband and I always rave about how it is seriously the best chicken we have ever had! Everyone who has ever tried it at our house always loves it too!"

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jbiel517@yahoo.com 115692
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"Delicious! I also baked it instead of grilling it: 30 minutes on each side at 425 degrees. Turned out PERFECT!"

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ajones2060 106777
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2011

"Absolutely delicious! Wonderful flavor and so easy to make! I will definitely make this recipe over and over again."

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BossFanTwinsMom 183390
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

"Started the chicken in an aluminum pan before placing it directly on the grill. It was very tasty. Received many compliments from family and friends."

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navywife87 172126
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2011

"Very tasty. Easy marinade. Baked the chicken and it was still very good... Awesome recipe. It's definitely a keeper."

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