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Lazy Man's Jerked Chicken

9lives Jul 4, 2008 03:09 PM

I don't pretend that this is authentic; but it's easy and good..measurements are intentionally inexact to allow for taste...Just taste and what you want more flavor from..be careful when touching habanero..the oils can get into your fingers and really sting your eyes if you rub them.

habanero peppers,red onion, green onion, ginger, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, allspice, cilantro.....put in food processor and mix til paste.

Cut chicken into 1/8ths..Coat chicken, leaving some leftover paste and leave for 24 hours in the fridge.

Grill chicken ocer low/med fire til done..basting with sauce.

Serve with leftover sauce, peppers, cilantro as garnish.

Depending on your guest list, it makes sense to make a 1 pepper and 3 pepper version..habaneros are very hot and it only takes a few mins to blend.

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    diva360 RE: 9lives Jul 4, 2008 03:49 PM

    Here's a version from epicurious that has some similar ingredients. I've made it with reduced salt and a little more tweaking, and it's very good:


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    1. re: diva360
      Val RE: diva360 Jul 4, 2008 04:01 PM

      Diva, the one you posted is almost identical to the one I use--got it from Sara Moulton back when she had her own show on Food Network <weeping...Food Network just isn't the same anymore!> I think any recipe that uses habaneros, allspice, and scallions is authentic, well, plus thyme...when I was in Jamaica, I'm sure I've always saw thyme in the coating on the chicken. The recipe 9lives posted looks excellent--I would only add some thyme to that one. Jerk chicken is a great summer-time recipe!

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        9lives RE: Val Jul 5, 2008 07:57 AM

        Thx for the reminder. i did use fresh picked thyme..just forgot to mention it.

    2. alkapal RE: 9lives Jul 4, 2008 07:56 PM

      9lives, i like your technique. this raichlen recipe for seasoning and sauce will light your fire, it's that wonderful. http://www.barbecuebible.com/featured...

      but i don't handle habaneros since a very unfortunate incident when they attacked me unprovoked. i keep my distance!

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        bron RE: alkapal Jul 14, 2008 02:20 AM

        Jerk chicken is good - also try this one that combines the spiced chicken with rice and peas for a really festive dish - that's also quick and easy. http://practicallydaily.blogspot.com/...

        I can buy green seasoning in London at Brixton market in the Carribean shops there - not sure of the availability in the States.

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          alkapal RE: bron Jul 14, 2008 09:28 AM

          here is a recipe for green seasoning (from your lead...) http://aidanbrooksrecipes.blogspot.co...

          looks tasty!

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